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Position Responsibilities

  • Mentor and coordinate the workforce development team of the Center
  • Coordinate, facilitate, and manage groups of the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board
  • Research, prepare, and edit materials for the IWIB and corresponding committees and workgroups
  • Coordinates and supports the development of statewide policy
  • Collaborate with partners statewide to provide support for leaders, practitioners, and customers of the Illinois workforce system
  • Develop materials and tools to evaluate and assess progress toward statewide goals and initiatives
  • Supports efforts to increase equity in the workforce development system


  • M.A., University of Illinois, Social Service Administration, Springfield, IL 
  • B.A., Wright State University, Organizational Leadership, Dayton, OH

Recent Employment

  • Office of Employment and Training, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Springfield, IL, 2019-2021