Committed to providing expert care and service to those in our community with the greatest need.
Dr. David Nayak
Founder & President
Dr. Nayak received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003 from Cornell University and a Master of Public Health degree from Drexel University. He went on to pursue his Medical Degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, graduating in 2010. He continued his training in Chicago, completing an Internal Medicine Residency at Rush University and a two-year fellowship in Allergy-Immunology at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Nayak is Board-Certified in Allergy-Immunology and Internal Medicine.
As a child of two physicians, Dr. Nayak has held care and concern for the physical and mental well-being of others from a young age. He has traveled on medical mission trips to Trinidad and Tobago and Russia. He is a passionate patient advocate and for 5 years he proudly served as an attending physician at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, treating US Veterans. While practicing medicine, he has seen firsthand the existing US healthcare inequalities. He is excited to provide free asthma and allergy care to uninsured children and adults and is dedicated to combating food insecurity and violence in our communities through the Strength to Love Foundation.
Dr. Nayak enjoys traveling with his wife and two children, David Jr. and Lily, rooting for the Chicago Bears and White Sox, practicing meditation and yoga, and playing with Cooper and Emma, the family dogs. He is an active member at First Presbyterian Church of Evanston and a proud parent of a student at The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and The Frances Xavier Warde School.
Alicia S. Nayak
Ms. Nayak received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2004 from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree in 2007 from the University at Buffalo School of Law. For several years, she served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel, in the Division of Revenue Litigation, for the City of Chicago.
After having her first child, she decided to be a full-time mom, and this has proven to be the most rewarding and most difficult job she has ever had. She feels a strong calling from the Lord to serve others, and has contributed her time to many Chicago charities. Most recently, she served as Co-Chair of the Women’s Auxiliary Board for By The Hand Club for Kids, a non-profit that empowers children to break the cycles of poverty and gun violence in Chicago’s most under-resourced neighborhoods. She worked directly with training children and also helped organize and administer their yearly Spring Benefit, which has close to 1,000 attendees. She is also active in the parent community at the The Frances Xavier Warde School, a Catholic elementary school in downtown Chicago. She has Co-Chaired the school’s Parent Advisory Committee for two years. In this role, she has organized over 250 volunteers and planned various school events, including teacher appreciation week, fundraisers, and school communications.
Ms. Nayak is an ardent and outspoken supporter of marginalized groups. She is a life-long learner who educates herself through podcasts, cross-cultural literature and by attending bias seminars. She strives, on a daily basis, to be an ally to those who identify as BIPOC and to practice anti-racism. She prays that through this education, she can better understand how to serve others at the Strength to Love Foundation.
In her free time, Ms. Nayak enjoys traveling with her husband and children, reading historical fiction, practicing yoga, and training their two family Bernedoodles, Cooper and Emma. She is an active member at First Presbyterian Church of Evanston and a proud parent of a student at The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and The Frances Xavier Warde School.
2136 West Belmont Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60618