Our Providers


Dr GandhiRujuta Gandhi, M.D.

Dr. Gandhi oversees our medical staff at all four locations and also sees patients at our State Street location. Dr. Gandhi attended Illinois Wesleyan University, Ross University Medical School and completed her residency at Advocate Christ. Dr. Gandhi is passionate about preventive healthcare and chronic disease management. Dr Gandhi is Board Certified.



Dr RobertsRené M. Roberts,M.D.   

Dr. Roberts completed her undergraduate schooling at the University of Colorado before coming to Indiana University to earn her Medical Doctorate. Since earning her M.D., she has been working at St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Seton Family Health Center in Chicago. Dr. Roberts is Board Certified and brings a wide variety of experiences, skills and passions to the work she does here at Regional Health Clinic.



Dr WareJanee Ware, M.D. 

Dr. Ware began her education at Chicago State University and then went on to attend medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is Board Certified, a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Dr. Ware excels in and is drawn to working with under served communities, women's health, maternity care and gynecological procedures. We are thrilled to have Dr. Ware on staff here at RHC, and we know that she is excited to work with you!


Cary BankaCary Banka, L.C.S.W., L.C.A.C.

Hammond Native Cary Banka has been working for Regional Mental Health in a number of different capacities for the better part of two decades. We are glad to have Cary at the clinic as one of our Behavioral Health Consultants. He is certified as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor and has worked in a variety of settings including- individual & family counseling, trauma treatment and addictions counseling. Cary received his MSW from the George Williams School of Social Work at Aurora University.


Lori FNP

Lori Morrow, F.N.P.

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Lori Morrow is from the Northwest Indiana Region, and a proud graduate of both Indiana University Northwest and Purdue University Calumet. Lori has been investing in our community’s health since 1988. When asked why she chose this field, Lori said that everyday she has the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.



daiHarrison Dai, D.D.S.

Dr. Dai is new to our Hohman Avenue Clinic, but has been providing dental services to our patients, off-site in Merrillville, since 2014. He studied at Northwestern University and at the University of Illinois Dental School. When patients heard that Dr. Dai would be taking charge of our new on-site dental clinic in Hammond, we literally heard squeals of excitement. Even moments after receiving extensive dental work, his patients come out with a smile.



Felicia Sanford, PsyD

Felicia has been with Regional for several years, working with Intake at Regional's Strawhun Center in Merrillville. She was one of the first people that many Regional clients met as they took that first step to getting better. Felicia has joined us at the clinic as a Behavioral Health Consultant to further realize our organization's dream to integrate physical and behavioral health. She received her undergrad from Loyola, her Master's from Roosevelt and her Doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.


Adam Machara, L.D.H.Adam

Valpo resident and Indiana University grad, Adam Machara loves being a hygienist because he can provide the best oral treatments while making his patient's visits as relaxing and comfortable as possible. When he isn't increasing his patient's confidence through cleaner, whiter smiles, Adam enjoys going to the movies, live UFC events, fishing and spending as much time as he can with his baby boy.




Julie Jarvis, D.D.S.

Dr. Jarvis comes to us from beautiful South Bend, Indiana. She studied at Indiana State University and the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Jarvis got into dentistry to make a difference in people's lives. The best part of her day is when a patient comes to her in pain and leaves without it. When she isn't working at Regional Health Clinic, Dr. Jarvis enjoys biking, tennis, hiking and billiards.



Dr HIsil Halac, M.D.

Dr. Halac is Board Certified in Pediatrics, specializing in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology. She attended Marmara University,completed her residency and fellowship training at University of Illinois at Chicago and Children's Memorial Hospital. Dr. Halac works out of our Hohman Avenue clinic and we have enjoyed seeing more babies, kids and adolescents through our halls.



Dr FrankFrank Stirlacci M.D.

Dr. Stirlacci comes to us from New England with over 25 years of experience in primary care in the Boston Area. His undergraduate education began at American International, continued onto Boston University before his residency at the University of Louisville in the combined Internal medicine and Pediatrics program. Dr. Stirlacci is Board Eligible. Dr. Stirlacci has been dedicated to caring for people since his childhood, when he dreamed of being a primary care physician.



Jennifer Franklin NP-C 

Jennifer is our Nurse Practitioner at our State Street location. She comes to us after receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Purdue Calumet, her Master's in Nursing from Indiana State University and a Master's in Business from Indiana Wesleyan. Jennifer is a member of the Coalition for Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana and is Board Certified. Jennifer's favorite part of working at RHC is getting to talk to her patients. 



NiyakornSujittra Niyakorn M.D.

Dr Niyakorn is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has been in  practice for over 12 years. She graduated from the University of Kansas’ School of Medicine and has been taking exceptional care of patients ever since. Dr. Niyakorn’s compassion and attention to detail make her a great asset to our patients, our clinic, and our community.