November 2003 speakers

 

THESE PEOPLE  VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME AS SPEAKERS FOR WORKSHOPS AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AT  THE NOVEMBER 20 AND 21 CONFERENCE.  

WE THANK THEM AND OTHERS WHO ARE WORKING TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE AND HELP TUTOR/MENTOR PROGRAMS GROW WHERE EVER THEY ARE NEEDED.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A SPEAKER FOR A FUTURE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, EMAIL THE T/MC AT This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text24558 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Adam Alonso, MSW
Mr. Alonso is the Director of Illinois MOST. Under his direction, MOST has rolled out Competency Based Trainings of the NSACA Standards statewide. In addition, he was instrumental in managing the pilot to develop Youth Standards in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Human Services. Contact Adam at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Alumni Panel, Friday, Nov.21 --Aaron Phillips, Sheila Woods, Na'Tasha Smith, and April Pettis. 
All are alum of the Associated Colleges of Illinois College Readiness Program, and had various other memberships as well. Aaron was one of the original ACI Scholars (pilot group of College Readiness) and is now a junior at Northwestern. Sheila was in Junior/Senior Scholars and the I Have A Dream Believers Program, and is a sophomore at Wright College. Na'tasha was part of Chicago Scholars Foundation, and is a junior at Chicago State. April was part of College Bound, and is a junior at North Park University.

Kathy Anderson
Ms. Anderson is the founder of Wicker Park Learning Center. She was a special education teacher for four years prior to starting Wicker Park Learning Center in 1989. She saw a need to start a tutoring program which targets low-income students who need the services, but could not afford to pay the huge fees that large corporate tutoring companies charge. The West Town community had no tutoring organizations at that time until Kathy Anderson started Wicker Park Learning Center there.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Deborah Baker
Ms. Baker is Vice President of The Chicago Mentoring Institute of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago. The Mentoring Institute develops partnerships with corporations and organizations to recruit, train and provide site support to employees who spend one hour per week mentoring a child in a school or work site setting. Additionally, the Institute provides training, technical assistance and consulting for other non-profit organizations, as well as an annual workshop series. Deborah has a BA in English Literature from Swarthmore College and a MS from the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University.

Karina Ayala-Bermejo
Ms. Ayala-Bermejo is Executive Director, Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Lend A Hand Program of the Chicago Bar
Association (CBA).  She is also Director of Community Services, for the Chicago Bar Association (CBA). Prior to joining The CBA, Ms. Ayala-Bermejo was an assistant attorney with the Chicago Board of Education (CBOE). She has been active in a variety of community service activities in Chicago for over 10 years and received the Mayor's Leadership 2000 Award. She was selected to participate in the Leadership Greater Chicago Fellows Program in 2001-2002. In September of 2002, she was awarded the DePaul University College of Law Outstanding Service as Young Alumnus. In March 2003, she was awarded the Latino Law Student Association Distinguished Alumnus Award. Ms. Ayala-Bermejo is the President of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and serves as secretary for the Our Children in the Courts Foundation.

Daniel F. Bassill
Daniel F. Bassill is president of Cabrini Connections and the Tutor/Mentor Connection, organizer of the Leadership Conference series. Dr.. has  spent more than 30 years, mostly as a volunteer, reaching out to children and youth living in Chicago's Cabrini-Green neighborhood. Bassill first became a tutor in 1973, then became the volunteer leader of the Montgomery Ward/Cabrini Green Tutoring program in 1975. More than 3,500 volunteers and 3,300 children have participated in programs Bassill has led.  Some volunteers have participated for more than 10 consecutive years and some students from first grade through high school.  With six other volunteers, Bassill  formed Cabrini Connections in 1992.  Learn more. Visit the About Cabrini Connections section of
http://www.tutormentorconnection.org and read "The Tutor/Mentor Business" by Sara Caldwell.  Contact Dan at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Minister Lorraine Bogan 
Dr. Lorraine Bogan began her ministry in 1978 implementing and directing a youth outreach ministry at Chatham Fields Lutheran Church. In the fall of 1992, The SAFE – SPORTS AFFECTING FUTURE EDUCATION – Haven was formed. Lorraine began to work in the “trenches” through sports, tutoring, mentoring, and counseling specifically for young people who display disruptive behaviors and or participated in gangs and selling of illegal drugs. Lorraine has endured many life threaten events, including eluding shootings from rebel gangs, single handling breaking up gang fights, rescuing youth and parents from stabbings and other domestic and community violence. For the past 25 years, Lorraine has personally worked and mentored over 500 “at-risk” children and youth.  Lorraine was featured on Channel 7 Harry Porterfield's “Someone You Should Know” Lorraine qualifications include a doctorate in practical counseling, certifications in conflict resolution, bereavement-counseling specialist, and a license Christian minister.

Emmy Bright
Emmy Bright is the School Partnerships Program Manager for the Office of Community Arts Partnerships (OCAP) at Columbia College Chicago http://www.colum.edu/ocap . She has worked with community based organizations and Chicago Public Schools to develop college readiness, youth development, arts and after school programs for youth, parents and teachers in North Lawndale, West Garfield Park, Washington Park and the Grand Boulevard Neighborhoods.  E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text18034 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thom Clark
Mr. Clark  is co-founder and president of the Community Media Workshop. Since 1989 the non-profit Workshop has trained over 1,500 nonprofit organizations to use media more effectively. The Workshop operates an extensive internet site for journalists and community activists
www.newstips.org. and publishes a comprehensive media guide, Getting On The Air & Into Print : A Citizen’s Guide to Chicago-Area Media and a Newstips sheet for Chicago-area reporters, editors and producers. Clark also teaches in the graduate journalism program at Columbia College Chicago, where the Workshop is housed. Clark is producer and host of the weekly Community, Media & You on Chicago cable channel 21 and for nine years has been a rotating host on WNUA-FM’s City Voices

Clark has worked for 30 years in Chicago’s nonprofit sector. He was development director for Voice of the People in the Uptown neighborhood during its 1970s transition from a tenant advocacy group to a housing development and management corporation. He was a co-founder and the first executive director of the Chicago Rehab Network, a coalition of neighborhood housing development groups. He also served for six years as the editor of an award-winning monthly, The Neighborhood Works, published by the Center for Neighborhood Technology. For six years, he operated a free-lance photography and newsletter business that served over two dozen nonprofit clients. Examples of his photography work are on display at the Harold Washington Library and the Kohl Children’s Museum. Contact Thom at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text79236 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Paul Collins
Mr. Collins, of Jordan-Webb, Chicago, Illinois, has been an independent consultant since 1981.  Since 1989, his company has focused on facilitating collaborative work groups and helping clients deploy tools that support group facilitation, collaboration and decision making.  Mr. Collins facilitation style would be described as empowering and leading without directing, and making sessions highly productive and fun. 

Mr. Collins is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Midwest Facilitators' Network (MFN), where he is a co?founder, director and webmaster.  Mr. Collin's client experience in the corporate, government, academic and not-for-profit sectors, has included: National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), GATX Corporation, Mc Donald's Corporation, Motorola, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), BP Amoco Corporation and Graduate Business Schools at the University of Chicago, Loyola University, De Paul University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois Benedictine University and the University of Wisconsin (Madison).   http://jordan-webb.net 

William R. Conrad, Jr  
Mr. Conrad is President of the Institute For Voluntary Organizations (IFVO). He founded IFVO in 1975. He has provided effective consultations and workshops throughout the United State and Canada. He has written 23 monographs on nonprofit Leadership and Management. Ohio University press has just published the 3rd edition of his popular book, "The Effective Voluntary Boards of Directors: What it is and How it works".   www.ifvo.org

Kate Cusack
Kate Cusack, the Volunteer Admissions Director, has been at Metro since her graduation from the University of Dallas. She is responsible for both student and volunteer recruitment. http://www.midtown.org  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Latesha Dickerson 
Ms. Dickerson is a Middle School Math & Science teacher at the Academy of Communications and Technology Charter School (A.C.T.) where she has served
on the school leadership team and as the Math/Science Department Chair. Having earned National Board Certification, she provides mentoring to new teachers
and professional development for her colleagues at the school. She is the founder and Executive Director of "Akoma Educational Services" which provides schools with technical assistance and professional development in designing student centered educational programs. This organization also works directly with youth, allowing them to develop their voice and to foster relationships across social, cultural and economic lines.

David DuBois, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago 
Dr. DuBois is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received a Ph.D. degree in clinical-community psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a licensed clinical psychologist. He has published several research articles on mentoring programs for youth. In one of his most recent studies, Dr. DuBois identified best practices for youth mentoring programs based on a review of evaluations of existing programs. He also has written about his own experiences as a volunteer Big Brother. Currently, Dr. DuBois is co-editing a comprehensive Handbook of Youth Mentoring. Contact David DuBois at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mark Duhon 
A native of Akron, Ohio, Mr. Duhon graduated in 1988 from Ohio State University. He lived in New York City and worked in a soup kitchen before moving to Chicago to work for the University of Chicago. He began volunteering as a second grade tutor at St. Joseph's Elementary School and became chairman of its school board. In the spring of 1992, armed with a lot of heart and a few loft ideas about providing access to educational opportunities for the children of St. Joseph's and Chicago's inner-city, Mr. Duhon helped found HighSight. www.HighSight.org

Jan Fitzsimmons and Team Leaders 
Ms. Fitzsimmons is the program administrator for the North Central College Junior/Senior Scholars Program, a fifteen year old college readiness program that works with students from age 6 to 18. Jan is also an instructor at NCC and the curriculum coordinator for the Associated Colleges of Illinois College Readiness and Teacher Education Initiatives. The presenters include the team leaders from the many facets of the North Central College Junior/Senior Scholars Program. Email Jan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text49297 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Team leaders assisting in the presentation will be Danielle Bank, Rachel Harden, Lara Levine, Erin Sackett and Becky Hoffman.

Gary Goldman 
Mr. Goldman is a nationally recognized leader in education reform and youth empowerment, and he is the author of the book "Empowering Students to Transform Schools". As President and Founder of the non-profit International Quality Leadership Institute. Mr. Goldman has taken his message of harnessing the power of a generation of young people across the country. Mr. Goldman is currently involved in several city-wide youth/adult initiatives in Indian and Ohio and with empowering disabled students in workforce development in Chicago. He is also working on a national youth empowerment movement and youth/community development. Mr. Goldman has been featured in the media including CBS, NBC, ABC, WGN and hosted his own weekly Chicago radio show, Champions of our Children. 
www.iqli.com

Michael G. Hanlon  
Michael is Director of Legacy Creators, LLC. Most recently, Michael served as Campaign Director on behalf of Archbishop Harry J. Flynn for the Archdiocese of St. Paul / Minneapolis while working with CCS Fund Raising.  The Growing in Faith Campaign, the nations fourth largest diocesan campaign, raised more than $115 million while reaching nearly 775,000 families.  In addition, he played a key role in the success of Today’s Gift…Tomorrow’s Hope Campaign, a $20,000,000 endowment campaign benefiting the Diocese of Des Moines.  After earning a Bache
lor of Science in Communication Studies from Northwestern University in 1997, Michael served one year with Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Portland, Oregon. Contact Michael at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text80617 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sharon Hefferan
Sharon Hefferan, Director of the Metro Achievement Center for girls, has been working with tutoring programs for fifteen years. Originally from Connecticut, she graduated from Georgetown and then received her MBA from Iona College. 
http://www.midtown.org

Brenda L. Jackson
Ms. Jackson is Director, Pre-College Programs for Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois. Ms. Jackson grew up in Canada and Illinois.  From 1970 to 2000 she and her husband did church related work in East Africa. She graduated from the University of St. Louis, Missouri, in 1995, with a degree in Special Education/Regular Education, and taught in the St. Louis City Public Schools. Prior to her present position, she directed an  urban family support center in St. Louis. http://www.greenville.edu  Contact Brenda at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thomas Keller, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Dr. Keller is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and a Faculty Associate with the Chapin Hall Center for Children.  He earned his Ph.D. in social welfare at the University of Washington.  Dr. Keller¹s research focuses on the development and influence of children¹s relationships with non-parental adults.  He currently is conducting a study of school-based mentoring in collaboration with Chicago Public Schools and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Chicago.  He worked for several years with a Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate in Seattle as a case manager, supervisor, and program director.
Contact Thomas Keller at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

P. Kenneth Komoski
Mr. Komoski is Executive Editor of www.eLearningspace.org eLearning Space was developed by the nonprofit EPIE Institute’s Smart Families Project, with support by the United States Department of Education, Cisco Learning Institute, and W.R. Hearst Foundations. Its pilot testing is being carried out with the cooperation of school and community projects in Long Island and New York City, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and Oakland. Most pilot communities are affiliated with LINCT Coalition ‘learn and earn’ programs, through which thousands of low-income families have learned and earned home computers and connectivity.  EPIE Institute is a founding member and the  Managing Partner of LINCT Coalition.

The goal for eLearningSpace is to help learners, teachers, parents, and mentors create a unique place for learning and earning on the Web. By using, sharing and evaluating the usefulness of the eLearning resources available at eLearningSpace youth can learn things they need to know to do well at school, and they can also earn things they want to own. Things like CDs, computer software, brand-name apparel, etc., plus things of more lasting value; U.S Savings Bonds and tuition credits toward college.  Learn more at www.elearningspace.org or contact Ken at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jean Linsner & Jen Masengarb
Director of Youth Education & Education programs Specialist, Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Jean Linsner and Jen Masengarb are educators with the Chicago Architecture Foundation and co-authors for CAF’s resource book for teachers, Schoolyards to Skylines.  www.architecture.org  e-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text38052 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mary Mahan-Deatherage
Mary is the Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sauk Valley. Her role in BBBS is to publicize, promote and market the program to the community as well as direct the day to day operations of the program. Fundraising, workshops and community recruitment are all part of her role as well.  Mary's background is in the field of marketing and journalism. She has a BA in Journal/Advertising Graphic Design from Northern Illinois University and is currently working toward an MBA from the University of Iowa. She is currently on the Advisory Council for Community Coordinated Child Care in Dekalb, Illinois which is an advocacy organization for day care providers and families needing child care. She is also an executive director of the Dixon Area Pigtail League which organizes fastpitch softball teams for girls ages 6 to 16.  Mary lives in Dixon, Illinois with her husband and two children.

Lisa McCoy 
Lisa McCoy will be talking about Mentoring in Australia. Lisa is a Team Leader with St.Luke's in the Children and Family Services area. She has been involved in mentoring since 1992 when she worked as a caseworker for Big Sisters while living in Canada. Lisa became aware of the need for mentoring where she lived in rural Australia through her work with families and adolescents. As there were no mentoring programs running, Lisa developed and implemented mentoring programs through 2 local schools. The programs supported students to build skills, self-esteem, and discover their strengths. Email list at
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Mary McNulty
Mary McNulty, a writer and editor, was elected president of the Gender Equity Fund, a 501 (c) (3) organization, in September 2001. She guides the day-to-day operations of the organization, researches and writes grant proposals, develops fundraising initiatives, and forms partnerships with other organizations in Chicago's non-profit community. McNulty represents the Gender Equity Fund on the steering committee of the Chicago Girls Coalition, a community collaborative committed to expanding resources and strengthening support for girls. She has been a member of the American Association of University Women since 1994 and served as president of the Batavia-Geneva-St. Charles branch from 2000 to 2002. McNulty holds a BA in sociology from Washington College and studied journalism at Northern Illinois University. In addition to writing for magazines, newspapers, and book publishers, she works as a part-time grant writer for the Executive Service Corps of Chicago, a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits, schools, and governments improve their performance. http://www.aauw-il.org/equity/

Ed Mulvaney
Ed is currently the Mayor of Rock Falls and Program Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sauk Valley (serving Whiteside and Lee Counties).  He recently ( 2 years ago) retired from 32 years teaching high school English/Reading, first in suburban Cook County (Bremen HS - District 228) for 4 years and 28 years at Rock Falls High School, Rock Falls, IL.  Ed is a US Army, Vietnam veteran, member of local American Legion and VFW posts. Past president of Sauk Valley Reading Council, former member of the Illinois Rural Bond Bank. He has a BA and MA from DePaul University in English and a Masters in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University (New Orleans). He is also a charter member of the Rock Falls Community Development Corporation and Executive Board member. Ed has been married for 32 years, two grown children and one grandson.

Andrea M. Payne
Ms.Payne is the founder and Executive Director of Families of Incarcerated Individuals, Inc., a non-profit agency founded in 1989, which works with the children and families of those incarcerated. This organization is based in Memphis, Tennessee. The Program also includes Project Aware Mentoring Program that is funded by the US Department of Education. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Steve Roussos, Ph.D., Akouo, Inc.
Dr. Roussos is a research and evaluation scientist and trainer for community organizations and initiatives. He specializes in applied evaluation and research through which measurement and results are used to directly improve program performance and impact. His focus is on helping volunteer-based initiatives to improve community health and development. Mr. Roussos is the founder and a lead scientist of Akouo (www.akouo.org), an organization that serves the research and knowledge management needs of community initiatives. Mr. Roussos has been providing workshops at the Tutor/Mentor Conference since 1998.  www.akouo.org 

Shary Rubin
Shary Rubin is the Project Coordinator for the Beck Literacy Initiative.  She is a full-time Ph.D student at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Policy Studies in Urban Education and has extensive experience as a tutor. Email her for FREE copies of the Tutoring pamphlet at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Aimee Sherman 
Aimee Sherman is the Los Angeles eBus Program Manager for The Community College Foundation. The eBus is a mobile technology lab that provides free computer/Internet service to low-income and rural populations, serving non-profit organizations in Los Angeles County through funding sponsorships of private corporations. Aimee has a BA in Communications and is nearing completion of her MBA and Masters of Public Administration.  Aimee has a great deal of experience with the Tutor/Mentor Leadership Conference, having previously served as Conference Coordinator for the Tutor/Mentor Connection. Contact Aimee at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Marcus Spencer 
Probation Officer, Mentoring Network for Juvenile Court Wards, Circuit Court of Cook County, Juvenile Justice Department.  Contact at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text66468 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cheryl Temple
Cheryl Temple, director of the Gender Equity Fund (GEF) Speakers Bureau, trains and coordinates the efforts of all workshop speakers and is the project
director for the development of new workshop topics. She also edits the What's Working for Girls in Illinois, the GEF's online newsletter that highlights strategies that have improved girls' performance in the classroom. Before joining the Gender Equity Fund, Temple worked in the education and marketing department of the Chicago Board of Trade as an electronic trading instructor. Temple holds a BA in English education from Chicago State University and a MA in English from Northern Illinois University. She has taught all levels including elementary, middle and high school, and adult/college level students at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. A member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) since 1980, Temple has held local and state AAUW board positions, including program vice president of AAUW-IL, Inc., (1993-1995) and president of the Wheaton-Glen Ellyn branch (1998-2000).
http://www.aauw-il.org/equity/

Renee Tucker 
Renee Tucker is an Illinois Certified Social Worker. She received a Master's of Social Work from Jane Addams School of Social Work of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from DePaul University.

Renee is the Program Director of The Associated Colleges of Illinois' College Readiness Program, a preparatory program for high school students throughout Illinois. In previous positions, Renee worked as the Program Director for the I Have a Dream Foundation of Chicago, a tutoring and mentoring program, and Program Manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago.  Renee continues to be involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a member of the Program Committee of the Board of Directors.  She is also responsible for establishing the first school based mentoring program in Oak Park, Illinois, and has provide training at local conferences, health fairs and to individual organizations.

Practicing what she preaches, Renee is a tutor with High Sight scholarship program, is a volunteer dance instructor at Roosevelt High School in Chicago, and has mentored a "Little Sister" since 1994.  Renee is one of the veteran's of the Tutor/Mentor Leadership Conference, having attended and served as a volunteer leader and organizer since the 2nd conference in November of 1994.  Contact Renee at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Jenny Volpe
Ms. Volpe has been a classroom teacher/teaching assistant/tutor in several Chicago and Baltimore innercity public schools since 1998. She was a Teach for America volunteer for two years and earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching from The Johns Hopkins University in May of 2001. She became a part time coordinator for the Cabrini Connections tutor/mentor program (www.cabriniconnections.net) in June 2003. Her experiences as a teacher and an organizer of a volunteer-based program give her a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities that tutor/mentor programs offer. She is working with the Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) to develop curriculum that tutor/mentor leaders might use to guide their own actions. Ms. Volpe received her BA from the University of Chicago in 1998. Contact Jenny at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text34623 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sharon Williams
Ms. Williams is the Assistant Director of Families of Incarcerated Individuals, Inc. She has a BS in Health, Physical Education and Recreation and a Masters in Environmental Management from Mississippi Valley State University. Ms. Williams has been instrumental in developing and coordinating programs and acting as a liaison between the prison administration and the community. She also works with the families of those incarcerated, offering a ray of hope to help them make it through their difficult times of adjusting to separation. 

Cindy Yang
Cindy Diehl Yang is a vice president with the Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) responsible for ACI's fund raising
activities, program development, and program administration. 
http://www.acifund.org

     
 
 
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