Chad grew up in Louisiana and later moved to Illinois as a teen. He attended college at The University of Chicago and also was privileged enough to study abroad in France for six months. Chad is an avid reader and a thrill-seeker who loves traveling, football, the arts, and, most of all, spending time with his husband and their six year-old daughter, Anya. Every decision made in his life has been influenced by his loving family, and he credits his daughter with making him a better person; of all his many accomplishments, she has been his proudest and most cherished.
Chad has Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He has been in executive leadership for over 17 years. In that time, he has worked with many wonderful companies with talented teams; however, Chad always felt magnetism towards the medical field. When he first joined Midwest Center for Sleep Disorders, he was amazed at the dedication and care that the entire team had for their patients. From the office staff, the technical staff, and the medical staff, it was clear that every decision that was made was ultimately finalized with the patients’ well-being at the forefront of the process. Chad’s position has given him the ability to work with a talented team and it also allows him the opportunity to have a close relationship with the patients who visit MCSD; which is his favorite part of being a part of this group. As a sleep apnea sufferer and CPAP user, Chad sleeps better at night knowing that his work is having a positive impact on the community where he and his family live, and he is honored to lead a diverse team who is truly committed, in every aspect, to offering patients a Quality Life through Quality Sleep.
Cheryl Yvanauskas; RRT, RPSGT
From a young age, Cheryl was fascinated and curious about how our bodies function. One week into her high school Anatomy and Physiology class and she was hooked on healthcare, wanting to learn all she could
Cheryl began as a Respiratory Therapist in 1980 at Ingalls Hospital. And 1988 was chosen to assist in the development of the Hospital’s first sleep center. Before her transition to the sleep center, she received training from The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Sleep Medicine.
As the Clinical Director of the Midwest Center for Sleep Disorders she is responsible for maintaining the high standards and clinical excellence of the center according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine guidelines. Her journey has been fulfilling with an abundance of learning and development.
Patient Financial Advocate
Many patients worry about the financial side of the sleep study. MCSD is a provider with major insurance companies and many of the smaller companies also. Lori works with insurance companies and patients to take the worry out of the financial aspect of a sleep study; treating treat MCSD patients like family.
When Lori started working at Midwest Center for Sleep Disorders, she thought sleep studies were primarily for those who snored; she had no idea how in-depth this field is. From adults to pediatrics, Lori is proud to help patients coordinate their financial obligations; easing the process so they can get the specialized help needed from MCSD.
In order to ensure successful patient treatment and outcomes, Alpna believes education is the solution. Referring physicians, their staff and patients need to be educated due to changing insurance requirements.