Theresa Siaw for 26th Ward Alderman
A Social Entrepreneur and Community Leader
Theresa is a social entrepreneur who currently directs OMNI Healthcare, a multi-location health clinic for the underserved. She also founded and directs OMNI Medical Student Training which helps students who have trained at foreign medical schools prepare for residencies in the United States.
Theresa began her career working in community health care at the Humboldt Park location of San Pablo Medical Center. With the encouragement of her mentors, Amer Rustom, MD, Eric Mizuno, MD and Anthony Tedeschi, MD, former CEO of Weiss Memorial Hospital, she went on to become a leader in the field of medical student training.
Theresa has served on the advisory board of Centro Romero, which helps immigrants and refugees achieve self-sufficiency. Students from OMNI Medical Student Training work at innovative Centro Romero health fairs.
Theresa and the businesses and organizations she works with sponsor a number of community initiatives including youth soccer, back-to-school programs, the food pantry at New Life Covenant Church Southeast and Vita Ceda, which assists people with HIV-AIDS. She is working with other community partners at the OMNI Health Care Division Street location to launch a program to reintegrate ex-offenders back into the Humboldt Park community in a positive and productive way.