Board of Directors

  • Employed by BJC Healthcare in Revenue Cycle Manage since 1999
  • Served on Marquette High School Board for 8 years
  • Marquette High School Graduate, Class of ‘74
  • Monmouth College Class of ‘79
  • Board Chair of 1st MidAmerica Credit Union
  • Retired Corporate Payroll Manager and former Manager of MIS in the Brass Division at Olin Corporation
  • Secretary, Residential Options
  • Former Rehabilitation Director, Alton Mental Health Center, Retired
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) graduate
  • Holds a degree in Psychology and an M.A. in Rehabilitation Administration
  • Former Chairperson for Challenge Unlimited Board of Directors
  • Sales Manager for 12 years in the steel fabrication industry
  • Former Sales Manager in the machine tool industry
  • Vice President of the Charles L Crane Agency
  • 23 year veteran of the insurance industry
  • Holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa, class of '86
  • De Smet Jesuit H.S. graduate, class of '82
  • Public Relations Manager at Christian Hospital since 1996.
  • Holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Creighton University and a Master's degree in Health Service Management from Webster University.
  • Has served several terms on the Greater North County Chamber, most recently as board chair in 2018.
  • Voluntary Public Relations Director for North Star District of the Boy Scouts of America - Greater St. Louis Area Council.
  • Board member of Spanish Lake Community Association since 2001.
  • Illinois Federation of Teachers Board Vice President for 10 years.
  • Madison County Board Member from 2008 to 2022.
  • Served as Union President, Staunton Federation of Teachers.
  • Served as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for Alton Housing Authority.
  • Attorney at Law licensed in Missouri and Illinois.
  • Master Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude of Clark Atlanta University (’95), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (’96), University of Illinois - College of Law (’06).
  • Prior non profit leadership experience as Training Coordinator, Director of Program Services for Community-Based Division.
  • Past litigation counsel to various entities, government agencies and non-profit organizations with experience in arbitrations, administrative proceedings before the NLRB and Illinois Labor Relations Board.
If so, we invite you to consider joining the board of directors at Challenge Unlimited. As a nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of services to people with disabilities, including independent living, advocacy, and employment support we are committed to creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities to live, work, and participate in our community. We are looking for board members who have:
  • A passion for working with people with disabilities
  • A commitment to social justice
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • A willingness to volunteer their time and talents
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