About Us

DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform is a collaboration of government and key community organizations that identify ways a local community can address its human services  needs using its own resources and resourcefulness.

Our Mission

The Federation's mission is to  generate cross-sector solutions that leverage expertise to address the human service needs of the DuPage region.  

 
Our History

The Federation was formed in 1995 by a governor's office initiative as one of five 'learning laboratories', whose role was to demonstrate a new approach to collaboration between government and community in the implementation of welfare reform. Since that time, our role has evolved far beyond those origins.

Today, the Federation is a non-profit planning and change management organization that has been intimately involved in the development of the health care safety net and has helped expand the health and human service system to better meet the needs of the area's changing population.

 

Council of Community Leaders

The Council of Community Leaders identifies issues that impact the life outcomes of at-risk children, individuals and families and examines the ability of any one organization or sector in the community to address the issue(s).  The Council then assesses the issue(s), and develops and implements strategies for addressing the issues.

The Council explores emerging trends and issues at quarterly meetings.  For more information, including meeting material, please visit our Council page.

Karen Ayala

DuPage County Health Department

Executive Director

Ann Marie Bianchi

Community and Government Affairs

Northwestern Medicine

Program Coordinator

Nikki Cameron

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Center

Executive Director

Janet Derrick

Loaves & Fishes Community Services

VP Cares Program

Theresa Forthofer

Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mary M. Furbush, Ed.D.

Cooperative Association for Special Education

Executive Director

Chrissie Howorth, CFRE

VNA Healthcare

VP of Philanthropy and Communication

Jan Kay

Illinois League of Women Voters

Member

Mary Keating

DuPage County Dept. of Community Services

Director

Cecilia Najera

DuPage Legal Aid

Executive Director

David Orr

West Suburban Bank

Vice President

Millie Rodriquez

Naperville Township Administration

Director of Casework Services

Darlene Ruscitti

DuPage Regional Office of Education

Superintendent

Susan Sperry

World Relief DuPage/Aurora

Executive Director

David Ware

Medill Renewables

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Becky Belifuss

Teen Parent Connection

Executive Director

Shelley Bromberek-Lambert

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Chief Reimagination Officer

Judi Caribeaux

360 Youth Services

Chief Executive Offier

Jennifer Fabian

Peoples Resource Center

Executive Director

Josephina M. Frankovich, LCSW MPH

West Chicago Elementary School District 33

WeGo Together for Kids

Coordinator of Partnerships

Beatris Gonzalez

Illinois Department of Human Services DuPage FCRC

Local Office Administrator

Thea Kachoris-Flores

Access Community Health Network

Director Of Planning And Development

Geri Kerger

National Alliance on Mental Illness (DuPage)

Executive Director

Kara Murphy

DuPage Health Coalition

President

Laura Olson Beard

United Way of Metro Chicago

Chief Professional Officer, West Suburban Region

April Redzic

DuPagePads

President & Chief Executive Officer

Vanessa Roth

Outreach Community Ministries

Chief Operating Officer

Lisa Schvach

DuPage County Workforce Development Division

Director

Barb Szczepaniak

DuPage Foundation

Vice President for Programs

Karen Wells

Bridge Communities

Chief Executive Officer

 

Board of Directors

Karen Ayala

(Vice Chair)

Executive Director

DuPage County Health Department

Janet Derrick

Vice President, CARES Program

Loaves & Fishes Community Services

Theresa Forthofer

President & Chief Executive Officer

Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley

Beatris Gonzales

Local Office Administrator

Illinois Department of Human Services DuPage FCRC

Kara Murphy

President

DuPage Health Coalition

David S. Orr

(Treasurer)

Vice President

West Suburban Bank

Kathleen Rush

(Chair)

Vice President

GovHR USA, LLC

Barb Szczepaniak

Vice President for Programs

DuPage Foundation

David Ware

(Secretary)

Medill Renewables

 

Staff

Duque, Carolina

Regional Program Manager

LARC

Frankovich, Marlene

Bookkeeper

Administration

Rivera, Carolin

Program Coordinator

LARC

Durrett, Jordan

Data Analyst

Administration

Hartsaw, Kristin

Program Director

Training & Tech Support

~ Roth, David ~

Executive Director

Administration

Frankovich, Evelyn

Director, Org. Effectiveness

Administration

Rafas, Eva

Program Director

LARC

Snodgrass, Amy

Associate Exec. Director

Administration

The Federation's mission is to generate cross-sector solutions that leverage expertise to address the human service needs of the DuPage region.

DuPage Federation on Human Service Reform

1910 S. Highland Ave., Suite 135, Lombard, IL 60148 

info@dupagefederation.org