ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

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.

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.

 
 

BOARD of DIRECTORS

Karen Ayala (Chair)

Executive Director

Janet Derrick

Vice President, CARES Program

Theresa Forthofer

President & CEO

Kara Murphy

President

David S. Orr (Treasurer)

Vice President

Kathleen Rush (Vice Chair)

Vice President

Carol Simler

President & CEO

Barb Szczepaniak

Vice President for Programs

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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.

DuPage County Health Department

Karen Ayala

Executive Director

Teen Parent Connection

Becky Belifuss

Executive Director

Family Shelter Services

Judi Carbeaux

Executive Director

Peoples Resource Center

Jennifer Fabian

Executive Director

Illinois Department of Human Services

Beatris Gonzales

Acting Local Office Administrator

VNA Healthcare

Chrissie Howorth, CFRE

VP of Philanthropy and Communication

Access Community Health Network

Thea Kachoris-Flores

Director Of Planning And Development

National Alliance on Mental Illness (DuPage)

Geri Kerger

Executive Director

DuPage Health Coalition

Kara Murphy

President

West Suburban Bank

David Orr

Vice President

Naperville Township Administration

Millie Rodriquez

Director of Casework Services

DuPage Regional Office of Education

Darlene Ruscitti

Superintendent

DuPage Pads

Carol Simler

President & CEO

DuPage Foundation

Barb Szczepaniak

Vice President for Programs

DuPage Easter Seals

Theresa Forthofer

Executive Director

YWCA Metropolitan Chiccago

Shelley Bromberek-Lambert

Chief Reimagination Officer

Loaves & Fishes Community Services

Janet Derrick

VP Cares Program

DuPage Regional Office of D

Stephen Garlington

Consultant

Bridge Communities

John Hayner

Chief Executive Officer

Illinois League of Women Voters

Jan Kay

Member

DuPage County Dept. of Community Services

Mary Keating

Director

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Center

Rita Lopez Brosnahan

Executive Director

United Way of Metro Chicago

Laura Olson Beard

Chief Professional Officer, West Suburban Region

18th Judicial Circuit Court

Robin Partin

Deputy Court Administrator

Outreach Community Ministries

Vanessa Roth

Chief Operating Officer

DuPage County Workforce Development Division

Lisa Schvach

Director

World Relief DuPage/Aurora

Susan Sperry

Executive Director

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David Ware

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STAFF

Duque, Carolina

Regional Program Manager

LARC

Rafas, Eva

Program Manager

LARC

Durrett, Jordan

Data Analyst

Administration

Rivera, Carolin

Program Coordinator

LARC

Frankovich, Evelyn

Operations Manager

Administration

~ Roth, David ~

Executive Director

Administration

Frankovich, Marlene

Bookkeeper

Administration

Snodgrass, Amy

Associate Exec. Director

Administration

Hartsaw, Kristin

Program Director

Training & Tech Support

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

246 E. Janata Boulevard, Suite 265. Lombard, IL 60148 

info@dupagefederation.org