Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2008 - Present

Independent Associate

Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.

I help households and small business have affordable access to legal counsel, assistance and knowledge and protection of their rights.  Through the Identity Shield, Pre-Paid Legal not only monitors against the number one crime in America--identity theft--but also restores the identity.  All of this is available for less than the cost of a bottle of water a day.

Jun 2005 - Jul 2008

Executive Director

Joseph Corporation of Illinois, Inc

Managed day-to-day operations of non-profit organization with a staff of 6 people. Agency helped individuals and families be successful home owners through pre- and post-purchase counseling, foreclosure prevention counseling, and development of affordable housing. Duties included seeking and administrating grants, reporting to various funders, our Board of Directors, and our national partner, as well as representing and marketing the agency within the community.

Aug 1985 - May 2005

Director of Neighborhood Redevelopment

City of Aurora

Began with entry level position of assistant rehab specialist and promoted over time to be division director. Served in that capacity for 10 years. Administrated federal grant program for a variety of social, economic and infrastructure support and improvements.

NAHRO Certified Rehabilitation Finance Specialist


2000 - 2002


Aurora University
1968 - 1970

Associates in Liberal Arts

Kaskaskia Community College

Graduated magna cum laude

President, Phi Theta Kappa, 1969-1970


A public servant in both local government and non-profit agency designing and implementing programs to improve the lives of individuals and families, especially lo- to moderate-income families. Skill sets applied include: research, data collection, analysis, problem solving, team building, strong written and oral communication, and presentations.


Missionary work in Mindanao, Philippines