Our Team

Our Clinicians


Dr. Jyoti Randhawa, CMO

Dr. Randhawa is Garfield Park Hospital’s current Associate Chief Medical Officer. She is a Board Certified Child & Adolescent and General Adult Psychiatrist with training from the University of Chicago and Michigan State University, respectively.

Her research background includes studying perinatal depression in the United States & Africa and the impact of adolescent SI endorsement on social media.

Clinical interests include: treating behavior health issues in military families, PTSD in pregnancy, perinatal mood disorders, women’s behavior health issues, etc. Dr. Randhawa is also interested in the utilization of a 360 degree treatment and social support for children/adolescents which has led her to champion Garfield Park Hospital’s pilot program called School Transition Program (STP). STP’S goal is to allow a collaborative care approach for patients with significant academic oriented stressor to be integrated back into the school setting with behavior health, school and familial/care provider support.

Dr. Randhawa is invested in strengthening GPH’S behavior health care and collaborative approach for the community and families it serves.

Dr. Meh Jabeen Hussain

Dr. Hussain is a highly reputable Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and has been in practice for more than 12 years.

She completed her General Psychiatry training at Loyola University Medical Center and continued to sub-specialize in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by completing her fellowship at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center. She is an active member in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has worked in many different settings including inpatient hospital programs, partial hospital programs, private practice, community mental health, residential care, tele-psychiatry and correctional facilities.

Dr. Hussain has extensive knowledge in the treatment of various psychiatric disorders including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), mood disorders including bipolar disorder and depression, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, autism spectrum disorders and behavioral disorders. She works closely with families, schools, and therapists to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for all of her patients. Her goal will be to help determine the right medication regimen, if appropriate, for you or your family member.

Treatment Philosophy“I am passionate about making positive changes in the lives of my patients. Development of a strong therapeutic alliance is important in helping make the treatment meaningful and effective for my child and adolescent patients. Education and family environment are emphasized, as well as the impact of emotional and behavioral symptoms on the most meaningful areas of life for patients. My goal is to assist patients and their families in getting the treatment they need to help eradicate the sense of helplessness they may feel about themselves or their loved ones.”

Lynda Pettigrew PMHNP-BC, APN

Lynda is psychiatric nurse practitioner and has worked in psychiatry since 2001. Lynda has over 16 years of experience in children, adolescent and adult psychiatry. Lynda has an extensive background working at the different psychiatric facilities in the Chicagoland region.

Lynda graduated from Rush University in August of 2012 and started working full time in the Partial Hospitalization Program of Hartgrove Hospital in January of 2013. She eventually transitioned to working in collaboration with Dr. Poprawski who is head of the neuroscience program.

 

Leadership Team


Steven Airhart, Chief Executive Officer

Laura Castillo, RN, Director of Nursing

Liz Piasecki, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services

Kate Urhausen, Emergency Services Director

Courtney Cordner, MSA, Director of Risk and PI

Richard Green, MBA, Director of Business Development

Imran Fayyaz, Human Resources Manager