Database of potential nonprofit board members

A strong nonprofit board of directors is crucial for an organization's ability to serve its mission. However, nonprofits often struggle to find qualified and interested individuals who are eager to serve on a board of directors. The Community Foundation of Macon County in partnership with Bruce Nims, seeks to develop qualified board member candidates and create a pool from which local nonprofit organizations may recruit board leadership.

The below candidates have completed the Introduction to Board Governance course presented by Bruce Nims, Decatur businessman and active community leader, in partnership with The Community Foundation of Macon County. This course identifies the responsibilities and expectations involved in board service, while teaching how to be an effective and prepared board member, so these leaders can experience the satisfaction of being a part of our community's success.

Each individual below is interested in board service. Please click the "email" button to contact any individual you are interested in.

If you are a course graduate and need to update your profile, or if you are a nonprofit needing assistance navigating the database, please contact Rachel Moran at rmoran@maconcountygives.org.

  • Kia Alcorn

    Alcorn, Kia

    IDHS Bureau of Field Services - Rehabilitation Counselor

    Education/Highlights
    Master's Degree in social work; Bachelor's degree in Sociology, minor in criminal justice

    Community Involvement
    As a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, I help plan and prepare as well as participate in community events.

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Environment, Health, Education, Human and Civil Rights, Human Services

    Email Kia


  • Jacob Anderson

    Anderson, Jacob

    K-12 Music Teacher, Director of Choral Meridian CUSD15

    Education/Highlights
    B.A. Music and Education Studies, Wabash College

    Community Involvement
    Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church - Music Coordinator, Pianist and Organist

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Education, Human Services

    Email Jacob


  • Joe Auvil

    Auvil, Joe

    Mortgage Originator - First Option Mortgage

    Community Involvement
    Active member of Renaissance Church Board Member - Decatur Habitat for Humanity Board Member - Decatur Day Care Center

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Human Services

    Email Joe


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    Barr, Jim

    Retired Teacher

    Education/Highlights
    Master's degree in Biology with 64 hours beyond my Master's degree

    Community Involvement
    Presently I am on the Illinois Retired Teachers Association Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Foundation Board and PAC Board as well as serving as President of the Decatur Area Retired Teachers Association. I am on the Board for Pride of the Prairie, IEA Retired Teachers Association.

    Interest Areas
    Animals, Community Development, Environment, Health, Education, Human and Civil Rights

    Email Jim


  • Jennifer Born APRN NP C

    Born, Jennifer

    Traditions Health Home Care and Hospice Nurse Practitioner, APRN, NP-C

    Education/Highlights
    Master's degree in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing (2018); Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing (2003); Bachelor's degree in Health Education, Illinois State University (2001)

    Community Involvement
    Decatur Daycare Board Member (2019-present) Advocate and Volunteer, Macon County Animal Shelter (2012-present) Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) (2019-present) Organizer of the "Last Chance Physicals" at Decatur Public Schools Dist. No. 61 (2017) New Hop Animal Shelter Board of Directors (2016-2017) Community Health Fair Speaker on Diabetes at Love Fellowship Christian Church (2017)

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Health, Education, Human Services

    Email Jennifer


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    Boyd, Alexis

    Macon Resources - Coordinator of Public Relations and Development

    Education/Highlights
    Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Communication Studies.

    Interest Areas
    Animals, Community Development

    Email Alexis


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    Collins-Brown, Kevin

    Memorial Health, Nurse Practitioner

    Education/Highlights
    Doctorate degree in nursing

    Community Involvement
    Currently on DPS Board of Education.

    Interest Areas
    Health, Education, Human and Civil Rights

    Email Kevin


  • Ryan Dobey

    Dobey, Ryan

    Commercial Loan Officer at Hickory Point Bank and Trust

    Education/Highlights
    Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Millikin University, Master's of Business Administration from Millikin University

    Community Involvement
    Good Samaritan Inn-2015, Catholic Charities Food Bank-2015-2019, St. Charles Capitals Youth Coach-2016-2019, Farm Progress Show Volunteer-2017, Trinity Lutheran Church Tornado Pickup Volunteer2018

    Interest Areas
    Animals, Environment, Health, Education

    Email Ryan


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    Ellis, LeAnn

    Dove, Inc. Neighborhood Services Program Coordinator

    Community Involvement
    I began volunteering in 1990 with church and outreach programs within the church. In 2018 I met a young homeless woman in Central Park and through much prayer and a series of events we got her into a shelter and she has now been in her own home for over 2 years. Currently my position with Dove allows me to be in the community at local gatherings and city council meetings, etc. on a regular basis.

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Human and Civil Rights, Human Services

    Email LeAnn


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    Ellis, Randy

    Crossroads Building Supply Commercial Sales Rep.

    Education/Highlights
    BS Business Millikin University

    Community Involvement
    Athletic Director Decatur Catholic Board member Sinawik Park Baseball

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Education

    Email Randy


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    Fawley, Jami

    Director of Education and Outreach, Children's Museum of Illinois

    Education/Highlights
    Linguistics and Art History at ISU and UIUC, Studio Painting at Millikin University

    Community Involvement
    I have served my community through mother-to-mother, peer support programs and as a certified lactation consultant. I have been a room mother, Girl Scout Leader, and youth group leader at church. I was a volunteer grade school art teacher for many years and also served as a set, prop, and costume designer for school theater. I support local performing arts and studio arts organizations whenever possible, as well as New Life Pregnancy Center, Decatur Catholic Radio, Humane Society of Decatur Macon County, Leia's Hope Rescue, and Good Samaritan Inn. I am especially interested in cultural preservation and local history and support these causes when I am able.

    Interest Areas
    Animals, Community Development, Education, Human and Civil Rights

    Email Jami


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    Frazier, Amy

    Hickory Point Bank, Director of Human Resources

    Education/Highlights
    Eastern Illinois University, Bachelor of Science, 2012

    Community Involvement
    I have participated with United Way as a volunteer with allocations, Day of Action and other volunteer opportunities. Volunteer with MidState Soccer Club. Speaker with bright Girls and other young women focused events. Participates and organize a wide variety of volunteer events with the Hickory Point Bank Events.

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Education

    Email Amy


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    Goforth, Shateveon

    Draftsman; Gas Technical Engineering at Ameren Illinois

    Education/Highlights
    AAS – Richland Community College 2022; BPA (Public Administration) – UIS anticipated graduation 202

    Community Involvement
    IBEW Local 51 Executive Board member, IBEW Local 51 Unit 15 Chair, IBEW Local 51 RENEW Committee Chair, IBEW 6th District RENEW Rep for Illinois, Macon County Precinct Committeeperson – Precinct 21, NAACP Executive member, and Life Changers Church Youth Leader

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Education, Human Services

    Email Shateveon


  • Kaleb Goforth

    Goforth, Kaleb

    Fuyao Glass Illinois, Journeyman Industrial Maintenance Technician

    Education/Highlights
    Journeyman Industrial maintenance Technician registered through the Department of Labor. Bachelor's degree in Biology in progress.

    Community Involvement
    I am an active member in my local union and serve as the current Vice President of USW Local 193g. I also serve on the Executive Board at my local union and hold a position as a trustee. I am an active member in my church and serve as an adjutant for the senior pastor.

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Health, Education, Human and Civil Rights

    Email Kaleb


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    Hardy, Marcia

    General Dentist

    Education/Highlights
    Univ. of Illinois B.S. Biology, Northwestern University Dental School DDDS

    Community Involvement
    Dental education classes for Macon County Schools (public and private) and Jr. Fire Cadets, Altrusa Service Club past officer/board member, Rotary Club former member, Our Lady of Lourdes current Pastoral Council member, Picnic co-chairman, Fellowship Sunday co-chairman, Diocese of Springfield in Illinois former Woman of Excellence, Decatur District Dental Society past president, current secretary/treasurer, Illinois State Dental Society incoming Trustee, and American Dental Association alternate delegate from Illinois 2023.

    Interest Areas
    Animals, Health, Education

    Email Marcia


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    Harper, Lathaghia

    Land of Lincoln Credit Union, AVP Human Resource Administrator

    Education/Highlights
    Graduated from EHS in 2013. Received my Associates of Arts degree from Richland Community College in 2018, and am currently pursuing my Bachelor's degree in Org. Leadership from Lincoln College.

    Community Involvement
    I enjoy leading a hand in my community. I have mentored adolescents through Big Brothers Big Sisters, served as Co-Chair for LLCU's Charity committee, served as a volunteer with The Good Samaritan Inn, organized a fundraiser for CASA and Webster Cantrell Hall, and volunteered at some of the local schools doing various things.

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Education, Human and Civil Rights, Human Services

    Email Lathaghia


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    Jenkins, Cindy

    Crossing Healthcare - Chief Compliance Officer

    Education/Highlights
    BS Medical Technology MT(ASCP)

    Community Involvement
    I have extensive healthcare experience, including management, quality assessment/improvement, policy development, project development, team facilitation/building and education. I am a supporter of Decatur Public Schools and supported my children through activities such as band and show choir. I have been involved in leadership positions and volunteered in churches I have attended.

    Interest Areas
    Health, Education, Human Services

    Email Cindy


  • Raji Jones

    Jones, Raji

    Work at Youth With A Positive Direction. Executive Director of the Creators Care Company

    Education/Highlights
    High School Graduate

    Community Involvement
    I currently coach kids’ basketball at Sky Walker International Sports. I help with the youth at YWAPD. In the past I’ve played drum line for 15+ years in marches and parades throughout the city and Central Illinois. I am very active in the community and with the youth.

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Education

    Email Raji


  • Andrew Jordan

    Jordan, Andrew

    Muller Company - R&D Lab Supervisor

    Education/Highlights
    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering @ Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Master of Business Administration @ Millikin University

    Community Involvement
    Currently heavily involved with Engineer in the Classroom Board of Directors/Volunteer. Previously involved with Habitat for Humanity in Macon County and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Alumni Board.

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Environment, Education, Human and Civil Rights, Human Services

    Email Andrew


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    Joyner, Temethia

    I am currently in my 19th year of teaching in Decatur Public Schools. I am a Montessori educator currently teaching 4th-6th grade. In addition, I am the Program Facilitator for the youth-led organization Young Leaders in Action (YLIA). This program is sponsored by both Macon County Community Foundation and Decatur's Rotary Club.

    Education/Highlights
    I have a B.S. in Elementary Education from Millikin University and a Master's in Educational Leadership from Eastern Illinois University. I am a trained Montessori educator in both Upper and Lower Elementary. In addition, I am a certified ABAR (Anti-Racist Anti-Bias) Educator working mostly with educators interested in improving teaching practices and relationships with students and their families.

    Community Involvement
    I am most passionate about the mental health of young people as well as equitable access to services in marginalized communities. Through my work with the high school students in Young Leaders in Action I have been able to facilitate healthy conversations around suicide, stress management, mindfulness, safe choices, and conflict resolution.

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Health, Education, Human Services, Mental Health, Relationships and Communication

    Email Temethia Call Temethia


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    Koester, Abby

    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, Development Director

    Education/Highlights
    Bachelor's Degree in Recreation and Sport Management from Indiana State University

    Community Involvement
    Member of Decatur Rotary Club, Member of the Junior Welfare Association and board member from 2021-2023, and board member at the Governor Oglesby Mansion from 2019-present. Current Treasurer and past Secretary.

    Interest Areas
    Health, Human and Civil Rights

    Email Abby


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    Lopez, Maria

    Decatur Public Schools- Special Education Administrator

    Education/Highlights
    Masters from U of I, BA from NIU

    Community Involvement
    Worked Chicago marathons, Chicago Food Depository, and various soup kitchens

    Interest Areas
    Animals, Community Development, Environment, Health, Education, Human and Civil Rights, Human Services

    Email Maria


  • Shamika

    Madison, Shamika

    Boys & Girls Club of Decatur, Inc., Executive Director

    Education/Highlights
    Richland Community College Associates of Arts - AA, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

    Community Involvement
    Workforce Development Board Member of Macon & Dewitt County (2019 - present) Decatur Rotary Club No. 180 Board Member (2020 - present) Drug Free Community Coalition (2016 - present) Community Investment Corporation of Decatur (2020 - present) Juneteenth Planning Committee (2021 - present) Decatur Public Schools BOLD Committee (2019 - present)

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Education, Human Services

    Email Shamika


  • Andrea Mc Gee

    McGee, Andrea

    Cass Concepts Marketing - Accounts & PR Specialist

    Education/Highlights
    2016 Graduate from Richland community College with an AAS in Business & Marketing

    Community Involvement
    2006-2007 Volunteered at Homeward Bound Animal Shelter 2004-2007 Volunteered for Church of Christ Summer Youth Program Current Volunteered for Rock Springs Conservation Area Vintage Baseball Team (Ground Squirrels)

    Interest Areas
    Animals, Community Development, Education, Human and Civil Rights

    Email Andrea


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    McGinnis, Loren

    Richland Community College Foundation- Annual Giving & Alumni Engagement Coordinator

    Education/Highlights
    Richland Community College- Associate of Arts 2017; Millikin University- Bachelor of Science 2019 ; Millikin University- Masters of Busines Administration

    Community Involvement
    Member of Rotary Club 180 Decatur, Illinois

    Interest Areas
    Animals, Community Development, Environment, Education, Human and Civil Rights, Human Services

    Email Loren Call Loren


  • Catina Moore

    Moore, Catina

    Walmart

    Education/Highlights
    Graduation 2023 from Millikin with a Bachelor’s Degree

    Community Involvement
    I have an organization called Hands of Hearts. It’s a transitional home that’s coming to Decatur in 2023 for the women & men that are coming out of prison. I’m also involved with the INC SPOT. I help feed in the women shelter. I also was involved with the backpack event with the YMCA.

    Interest Areas

    Email Catina


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    Peck, Susanne

    Retired, Community Volunteer Now

    Education/Highlights
    High School, some college, went into the Medical Field

    Community Involvement
    VP of the Crime Stopper Board and Chair of the Plan Commission for the City of Decatur

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Environment, Human Services

    Email Susanne


  • Luis Peralta

    Peralta, Luis

    St. Teresa High School/Spanish instructor

    Education/Highlights
    Languages/Course design/methodology/translation/Cultural courses/training

    Community Involvement
    Served as a founding member of CHICO/volunteer and service hours for several institutions

    Interest Areas
    Education

    Email Luis


  • Kamaria

    Perry, Kamaria

    Education/Highlights
    Graduate work; B.S. Criminal Justice

    Community Involvement
    I have been heavily involved in both Christian children's musicals and theatrical interests. Professionally I have a deep and diverse passion for both music and transportation. Customer service and the impact of follow-through are important to me.

    Interest Areas
    Health, Education

    Email Kamaria


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    Petitt, Drew

    Retention Specialist at State Farm Insurance Company

    Education/Highlights
    Currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree at Millikin University, Mt. Zion High School Graduate

    Community Involvement
    Very involved in my community, I have been on the board of multiple organizations including Young Leaders in Action and Key Club. Always happy to volunteer through my employer as well!

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Human and Civil Rights, Human Services, Religion, Arts and Culture, Research and Public Policy

    Email Drew Call Drew


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    Phebus, Samantha

    Decatur Family YMCA, Chief Financial Officer

    Education/Highlights
    Masters in Business Administration (MBA): Millikin University, Bachelors of Science in Accounting: Eastern Illinois University

    Community Involvement
    Born and raised in the Decatur area. Returned to Decatur from undergrad to work for small locally owned business as well as Corporations. I am currently working in the Non-Profit sector.

    Interest Areas
    Animals, Community Development, Environment

    Email Samantha


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    Potempa, Maggie

    Professional Hairstylist, Signature Salon

    Education/Highlights
    BSBA in Marketing at Auburn University, Professional License and Training in Cosmetology and Hairstyling

    Community Involvement
    Gilda's Club Chicago Board Member Montessori Academy for Peace parent Teacher Organization Member Limitless Decatur Ambassador NextGen Decatur Park District Ambassador

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Environment, Health, Education

    Email Maggie


  • Stephanie Price

    Price, Stephanie

    Caterpillar RIOP Capital Coordinator

    Education/Highlights
    Millikin University BS Education

    Community Involvement
    Decatur Regional Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Rotarian Decatur Rotary Board Member

    Interest Areas
    Animals, Community Development

    Email Stephanie


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    Rademacher, Jane

    ADM Logistics, Load Coordinator

    Education/Highlights
    Truman State University - BS in Agricultural Science; President of Sigma Alpha - Professional Agricultural Sorority; Truman State Equestrian Team - placed 9th at the IHSA National Championships

    Community Involvement
    Currently in ADM VP- serving on the executive board as the Engagement Committee Chair Member of ADM Global Connections Cultural Committee

    Interest Areas
    Animals, Community Development, Environment, Education

    Email Jane


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    Richardson, Laura

    Richardson & Richardson - Attorney

    Education/Highlights
    Purdue University, B.A. ; Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D.

    Community Involvement
    I was a long time active volunteer with Special Olympics serving in various roles in the local equestrian program until it shuttered, and I occasionally still volunteer in the track & field events. Serve as a guardian ad litem for guardianship cases of minors and disabled adults in Macon County. Currently serve on a local foundation board as the organization's president.

    Interest Areas
    Animals, Community Development, Environment, Health, Education, Human and Civil Rights, Human Services

    Email Laura


  • Wade Ripple

    Ripple, Wade

    Richland Community College - Creative Services Coordinator

    Education/Highlights
    MTZ HS ’14. Incomplete Associates of Art.

    Interest Areas
    Animals, Community Development, Environment

    Email Wade


  • Elizabeth Rivera

    Rivera, Elizabeth

    President, (CHICO) Centro for Hispanic & Immigrant Community Opportunities

    Education/Highlights
    BA, Political Science

    Community Involvement
    Founder and President of CHICO

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Education, Human and Civil Rights

    Email Elizabeth


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    Rockey, Marci

    University of Illinois, Educational Researcher

    Education/Highlights
    I have a Ph.D. in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership and extensive experience working in and with community colleges.

    Community Involvement
    My community involvement has mostly been as a parishioner in my faith community. I have also volunteered in my children's classrooms and for some school events.

    Interest Areas
    Education, Human and Civil Rights

    Email Marci


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    Schniederjan, Megan

    Decatur Memorial Hospital Foundation - Foundation Donor & Database Coordinato

    Education/Highlights
    Mt. Zion High School - Class of 2016 Richland Community College - Associates in Arts 2018

    Community Involvement
    Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor - 2020 Decatur Rotary Club No.180 Rotarian I have volunteered at The Good Samaritan Inn, GT Church, and MRI Macon Resources, Inc. I also teach yoga at Richland Community College and Decatur Wellness Collective.

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Environment, Health, Education, Human and Civil Rights, Human Services

    Email Megan


  • Ariana Shelton

    Shelton, Ariana

    Visitor Center Manager, Caterpillar; Marketing Director/Dance Instructor, The Dance Centre

    Education/Highlights
    Associate's degree & Certificate in Marketing from Richland Community College; Bachelor's degree in Marketing and MBA from Millikin University. First President of the Tabor School of Business's honor society chapter of Delta Mu Delta. TA for level I and III of ballet at MU.

    Community Involvement
    I am the founder of the student run outreach organization, The Turning Pointe, at The Dance Centre. I am a member of Junior Welfare Association. I volunteer as marketing/communications on the steering committee for NextGen Community Connections young professional organization. I also serve in the church community as a Co-Ministry Lead for Safe Families and Sunday school teacher at St Paul's Lutheran Church.

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Human Services

    Email Ariana


  • Christina Shields

    Shields, Christina

    Retired Music Therapist

    Education/Highlights
    Ph.D., Ohio State University, Music Education

    Community Involvement
    Currently Serving on Symphony Board

    Interest Areas
    Health

    Email Christina


  • Heather Seitz

    Sietz, Heather

    Birth to Five Illinois, Regional Council Manager

    Education/Highlights
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Millikin University

    Interest Areas
    Environment, Human and Civil Rights, Human Services

    Email Heather


  • Nicole Slonaker

    Slonaker, Nicole

    System Director, Sourcing & Logistics, Memorial Health

    Education/Highlights
    BS, Business Management, '06 MBA, Millikin, '10

    Community Involvement
    I've been a member of my employer's United Way Committee since 2013. Over the past ten years, I have been a Board Director on the Friends of Memorial Board (2015-2020) in which I served as President twice (2018 & 2020), graduated from Leadership Springfield in 2017, been a member of IWIL (Illinois Women in Leadership) from 2016-2019, and I also served as member of the MASH Committee (annual employee giving campaign) at work from 2011-2017 and served as the Chair in 2012.

    Interest Areas
    Education, Human Services

    Email Nicole


  • Jacqui Smith

    Smith, Jacqui

    Decatur Day Care Center- Executive Director

    Education/Highlights
    AAS-Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Art- Organizational Leadership Master of Science-Leadership

    Community Involvement
    My profession and my passion for working with children and families keep me active in the community.

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Education

    Email Jacqui


  • Nick Smith

    Smith, Nick

    nicksmithdesign - design & marketing; St. Teresa High School - graphic design teacher; WSOY - Byers & Co. producer

    Education/Highlights
    DPS 61 graduate; Millikin University Graduate

    Community Involvement
    Both my work and my desire to help keeps me active in the community regularly. I have experience working with numerous organizations on events and projects aimed at improving the quality of life in the community.

    Interest Areas
    Animals, Community Development, Environment, Education, Human and Civil Rights, Human Services

    Email Nick


  • Ethan Snively

    Snivley, Ethan

    Macon County Conservation District - Natural Resources Manager

    Education/Highlights
    Associate of Science at Richland Community College Bachelor of Science in Forestry at SIUC 40 hours graduate level coursework at SIUC

    Community Involvement
    I am a lifelong resident of Macon County and have lived in Decatur since 2015. I have volunteered for the Humane Society of Decatur and Macon County, Yoga4Cats, the Decatur Craft Beer Festival, and other various community events. As part of my job, I have hosted many volunteer events for organizations and businesses. I am a graduate of the Decatur Leadership Institute.

    Interest Areas
    Animals, Community Development, Environment, Health, Education, Human and Civil Rights

    Email Ethan


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    Spaniol, Dianne

    Business analyst, Writer - Business/Grants/Technology, Instructional Designer

    Education/Highlights
    Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute, 2005-2018; Bachelor of Arts-Communication, Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio, cum laude; Project Management Certificate, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 2005; Human Performance Improvement (HPI) Certificate; Organizational Change Management - ADKAR webinars; Training Manager Certificate, Langevin Learning Services; Grantsmanship Training, The Grantsmanship Center

    Community Involvement
    Decatur Audubon Society, Board Member since 2018, Member since 2006 SONA Macon County (Sustain Our Natural Areas), Member since 2016 Decatur Camera Club, Member since 2008

    Interest Areas
    Environment, Human Services

    Email Dianne


  • Bailey Tate

    Tate, Bailey

    Recently Graduated Student

    Education/Highlights
    Bachelor's Degree in Political Science

    Community Involvement
    I serve my community by volunteering as an election judge. I am also looking to further extend my service.

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Human and Civil Rights

    Email Bailey


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    Thomas, Dana

    Founder of Affordable Activism/Nurse

    Education/Highlights
    LPN Richland Community College Alumni and current Richland Community College student in LPN to ADN-RN bridge program

    Community Involvement
    I have organized community events such as the Black History Month Prayer Service and severed in Shared Governance, Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Minority Tissue Donation Awareness, and United Way Champion Programs at HSHS ST. Mary's Hospital. I also organized the We Rock Crowns Photo Shoot for 100 women at The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater in Decatur, IL, and I founded the new nonprofit organization Affordable Activism which will serve minority and marginalized groups in the Decatur Area.

    Interest Areas
    Animals, Community Development, Environment, Health, Education, Human and Civil Rights, Human Services

    Email Dana


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    Thompson, Erin

    ADM - Global Technology Service Delivery Leader

    Education/Highlights
    MBA from Illinois State University, BA from University of Illinois

    Community Involvement
    Past volunteer for Red Cross, Webster Cantrell, and Project Read. Current member of DAR. and Election Judge

    Interest Areas
    Education, Religion

    Email Erin Call Erin


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    Tonelli, Shaunna

    Attorney (retired)

    Education/Highlights
    Juris Doctor and currently pursuing MPA

    Community Involvement
    Coordinated Parent Leadership and Consulted for Grow Your Own Teachers, recently served as the secretary of the Springfield Stake Relief Society.

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Environment, Education

    Email Shaunna


  • Jennifer Toney

    Toney, Jennifer

    Owner/Director of SHOWSTOPPERS Performing Arts, LLC. I provide performing arts education for young performers across the Midwest.

    Education/Highlights
    B.A. Communication- Millikin University ‘04 M.S. Integrated Marketing Communications ‘08

    Community Involvement
    As a Decatur native, I grew up participating in various performing arts programs from Millikin University, Decatur Park District, and Theatre 7. Living back in Decatur after many years away, I am currently on the Decatur Area Arts Council Board of Directors.

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Environment, Education

    Email Jennifer


  • Marty Wilkins

    Watkins, Marty

    Retired/Disabled Army Veteran

    Education/Highlights
    B.S. Religious Studies/Business Minor

    Community Involvement
    I currently sit on City of Decatur human relations Commission, the Macon County Ethics commission. I am a Board Director for the following organizations; Golden K Kiwanis; Decatur Day Care; Decatur Macon County Opportunity Corporation; Community Investment Corporation of Decatur; John C. Ellis F&AM Masonic Lodge.

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Education

    Email Marty


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    Wetzel, William

    ADM - GT Plant Analyst II (IT Project Management and Suppo

    Education/Highlights
    Bachelor's of General Studies - Western Illinois University

    Community Involvement
    Current Member of the Decatur Public School District #61's Board of Education - Term 2023-2027 Current Finance Committee Member - Thinkwell Makerspace Former Executive Director - Genesis Garden in Macomb, IL - A non-profit dedicated to ending poverty through a proactive, preventive, and compassionate approach Former District Committee Member of the Boy Scouts of America lowa Council

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Education, Human and Civil Rights

    Email William


  • Laura Wilkin

    Wilkin, Laura

    Prairieland Service Coordination Inc - Accountant

    Education/Highlights
    Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance - Millikin University, 2008

    Community Involvement
    A long time ago I was active in Decatur Jaycees. I participated for two years in the VITA program at the Decatur Library, helping people file their income taxes for free. I'm older now, with a lot of free time and I'm looking for opportunities to give back to our community.

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Health, Education, Human and Civil Rights, Human Services

    Email Laura


  • Nola Wilkinson

    Wilkinson, Nola

    Retired Teacher

    Education/Highlights
    BS in Education from Millikin University, MS from Eastern Illinois University

    Community Involvement
    On the board that designed the Children's Museum, Decatur Public School Strategic Plan Committee, Board of Directors of James Millikin Homestead

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Education, Human and Civil Rights, Human Services

    Email Nola


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    Williams, Angie

    Dove, Inc. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Director/Christmas Care & Share Coordinator

    Education/Highlights
    Attended Blackburn College for one year, then transferred to Richland Community College. Graduated from Millikin University in 2003.

    Community Involvement
    I've been involved with the Coalition of Neighborhood Organizations off and on since 2013. I helped begin and help co-run an interagency networking group called All In in 2023. In the past, I've volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Macon County for their Mentor 2.0 program.

    Interest Areas
    Animals, Environment, Human and Civil Rights, Arts and Culture

    Email Angie Call Angie


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    Wright, Desir'ee

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Human and Civil Rights, Human Services

    Email Desir'ee


  • Kelsie Wujek 01

    Wujek, Kelsie

    Education/Highlights
    Millikin University

    Community Involvement
    Served on the Decatur Area Women’s Network (DAWN) board in 2020

    Interest Areas
    Community Development, Health, Education, Human Services