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As Co-Founder and a career educator, Cindy is committed to working with our community to establish a true network of agencies and dedicated volunteers to help those who need it the most.
Fred and his wife Cindy came to understand that there were so many great social service organizations that weren’t being connected with those people most in need. This, along with their desire to find more significance in their community involvement inspired them to organize and launch Connections of Illinois, Inc.
Connections of Illinois is very fortunate to have Sue as a member of our Board of Directors. Her vast experience in social justice and charity projects as well as her knowledge and relationships she has developed over the years within the social service agency community is a tremendous asset in helping us grow in our abilities to serve those who need it most in our community.
As Controller and Director, Sue brings a high level of integrity, knowledge and insights to assure all of our operating funds and donations are put to best use and fulfill the mission of Connections of Illinois, Inc.
Anne is a dedicated mother, wife and nursing professional who has also devoted her life in service to others with her volunteer involvement with her church and PHD. Her caring and gentle manner fits her role as a Connections of Illinois Case Manager perfectly and more recently Anne has also stepped up into the role of our Operations Manager.
With years of experience working within the PADS organization, Letty comes to Connections of Illinois as a seasoned and giving staff member with a great gift of listening and serving our community as a Spanish and English speaking Intake Coordinator and also serves as the Lead for all of our Intake Coordinators.
Cheryl is one of our newer members assuming the role of Case Manager. Cheryl has been involved with a number of community service activities and is very excited to join us in our mission to bring assistance to members of our community that are in need.
Regina is another one of our newer members to join Connections of Illinois as a Case Manager. With the influx of more clients that put a stress of our seasoned case managers, Regina is a welcome addition to our staff. When she learned about our organization she decided she definitely wanted to be a part of the work we were doing. As a professional teacher, she brings some great skills of working with people and listening.
Connections of Illinois welcomes Lauren to our service community. Lauren has always had a soft spot for helping those in need. Her warm heart and caring attitude will serve our clients well in getting them connected with the assistance they need.
Dawn was one of our first staff members to join Connections of Illinois and serves both as a Service Community Coordinator as well as a dedicated Case Manager. She is excited to be a part of an organization that can truly help clients connect with the social service agencies they need.
Connections of Illinois welcomes Karen to our service community. Karen's professional experience in connecting services to companies needing those services is a natural fit in bringing her people skills and enthusiasm to Connections of Illinois that will bring much success toward our mission of connecting agency with people who need it the most.
Connections of Illinois welcomes Kim as our newest Service Community Coordinator. Kim's terrific spirit and enthusiasm has already made a difference and we look forward to her contributions spreading throughout the community.
We are excited to welcome Wilfred(Willie) to our dedicated staff at Connections of Illinois, Inc. Recently retired, Willie was seeking meaningful work, after his successful career in the tech industry as an engineer and project manager at various levels of management. Willie not only brings his management and organizational skills to Connections but also a desire to do good, a strong work ethic and people skills. We look forward to having him assist us in developing a strong working knowledge of all the housing initiatives in our service area and bringing fresh energy in finding new solutions to a growing need in our community.
We are excited to welcome Lisa and Marguerite to our organization as we build our capability to work more intimately with our clients in need of affordable housing. Lisa has been long affiliated with Connections of Illinois, serving not only as a licensed Social Worker resource but also in providing leadership and coaching skills as a trainer for our case managers and others undergoing our 8 hour Case Management Training curriculum, required of all our personnel that are in direct contact with our clients.
We are excited to welcome Marguerite and Lisa as our two licensed social workers who have come on board with our organization to assist and work with our clients seeking affordable housing under a new program with are kicking off this year. Marguerite has dedicated her lifelong career to the service of others and she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our housing initiative that will surely contribute to the successes we are working toward
John joins our effort as a team of dedicated individuals focused on bringing more affordable housing to the northwest suburbs of Chicago. John comes to us with a wealth of knowledge, experience and dedication to helping those in need through his lifelong career in the commercial and industrial construction industry working for one of the largest Chicago based construction firms for most of his career. In addition to his professional experience John has also been very generous with his time suppporting the work of Wings and Habitat for Humanity.
Linda is a real estate professional who started out working with us as a Housing Service Community Coordinator. She has been instrumental in developing relationships with our core housing partners and assisting us in understanding the housing needs in our community. LInday has recently redirected her efforts to assit us in developing a new affordable housing initiative that will bring an increased inventory of affordable housing into our community over the course of the next 2-5 years.
We welcome Mimi as another addition to our team of dedicated staff working on our housing initiative, bringing more affordable housing to the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Mimi has a real commitment to working behind the scenes in developing our housing database, a critical piece required to build our network of landlords participating in our housing program.
Dan is one of our great, behind the scenes, administrators who graciously contributes to our mission through his work in maintaining and updating our database, including all the information regarding our networked agencies, clients and volunteers. Dan's patience and abilities to provide training for our staff is a great asset to all of us.
Ellen decided to join Connections of Illinois because it was such a great cause and as an administrator it really fit her busy schedule since she could fulfill her role without disrupting any of her other family activities. She provides amazing support to all of us and is always there to fill in wherever we are in need.
Dani joined Connections of Illinois with a desire to get more involved with those in need. With a long career in the business world, she is excited to bring her organizational expertise to assist us in administering the work we do with supporting operations with our phones, website, newsletters and event planning.
Connections of Illinois has been blessed to have Vira on our staff. From near our start up Vira has always been a great supporter of the work we are doing. Her online and tech skills have been a great asset in getting our name out into the communities, as she has assisted us with our Facebook account as well as email marketing and our newsletter.
Kathy served with us as our Event Planner a number of years and conducted informational public education session on topics such as Medicare, Social Security, Preparing for Our Golden Years. She has always been working in communications and continues to be an advisor to us as we look forward to sponsoring new events in the future.
Mary was one of our first volunteers on staff. Starting out as a Service Community Coordinator her role eventually shifted to being one of our administrators, assisting in a variety of roles, from communications, Facebook,reception and providing assistance with our events. Due to other commitments and needs of her family, Mary has reduced her involvement for now, but we look forward to getting her back as our needs grow.