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President’s Office

Zena Naiditch, President and CEO, (312) 895-7314
Thomas Fischer, Special Assistant to the President, (312) 895-7315 

Abuse Investigation and Legal Advocacy

Chicago Office

Abuse Investigation Unit (AIU):

Deborah M. Kennedy, Vice President, (312) 895-7304
Nicol Beaumont, Clinical Investigator, (312) 895-7329
Mary Jo Kern, Senior Investigator, (312) 895-7326
Bruce Seitzer, Clinical Investigator, (312) 895-7270
Lydia Sharp, Equal Justice Works Fellow and Attorney, (312) 895-7302
David W. Thompson, Administrative Assistant, (312) 895-7303
Bradley West, University of Chicago Fellow and Attorney, (312) 895-7357

Civil Rights Team (CRT):

Barry C. Taylor, Vice President, (312) 895-7317
Amanda Antholt, Senior Attorney, (312) 895-7330
Rachel Arfa, PABSS and IL ADA Project Manager and Attorney, (312) 278-7001
Lesley Arizmendi, Attorney (312) 895-7322
Jin-Ho Chung, Senior Attorney, (312) 895-7312
Cecille Escartin, Administrative Assistant, (312) 895-7346
Cristina Headley, Attorney (312) 895-7257
Laura J. Miller, Managing Attorney, (312) 895-7316
Mari Monteiro, Intake and Traumatic Brain Injury Project Manager and Attorney, (312) 895-7358
Joyce Otuwa, PABSS Attorney (Bilingual in Spanish), (312) 895-7310
Amy F. Peterson, Assistive Technology Project Manager and Senior Attorney, (312) 895-7324
Brian Pflaum, University of Chicago Fellow and Attorney, (312) 895-7209
Megan Sorey, Attorney, (312) 895-7306
Hannah R. Walsh, Employment Rights Helpline Attorney, (312) 895-7252
Andrew Webb, Equal Justice Works Fellow and Attorney, (312) 895-7347
Rachel M. Weisberg, Employment Rights Helpline Manager and Attorney, (312) 895-7319

Special Education Clinic (Special Ed):

Olga Pribyl, Vice President, (312) 895-7321
Rachel Brady, Skadden Fellow and Attorney, (312) 895-7313
Melanie Grant, Attorney (Bilingual in Spanish), (312) 895-7351
Amanda Klemas, Attorney, (312) 895-7203
Rachel Shapiro, Supervising Attorney, (312) 895-7308
Margie Wakelin, Supervising Attorney, (312) 895-7338
Lupe Zaucedo, Administrative Assistant, (312) 895-7320

Carbondale Office

Stacey Aschemann, Supervising Attorney (CRT), (800) 758-0559 ext. 5001
Kristen Glasford, Attorney (AIU), (800) 758-0559 ext. 5002

Moline Office

Janet M. Cartwright, Senior Attorney (Special Ed), (309) 524-5666
Melinda Melin, Paralegal, (309) 524-5665

Springfield Office

Susan O’Neal, Senior Attorney (CRT), (217) 303-8541
Marjorie Smith
, Administrative Assistant, (217) 303-8539
G. Michael Shea, Attorney (Special Ed), (217) 331-6120

Public Policy

Springfield Office

Cheryl Jansen, Public Policy Director, (217) 544-0464 ext.6013

Development

Sue Snyder Ross, Director of Development and Communications, (312) 895-7298

Fiscal and Operations

James G. McMillan, Vice President for Operations and Chief Financial Officer, (312) 895-7332
Traci Dawodu, Controller, (312) 895-7233
Megan Loutfi, Human Resources Manager, (312) 895-7333
Peter Quintero, Senior Accountant, (312) 895-7349
Hugh T. Smith, Assistant to the CFO, (312) 404-5102 (text messages only)
Martin Till, Information Systems Administrator/Networking Coordinator, (312) 895-7353
Linda Vaeth, Staff Accountant, (312) 895-7348

 


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