Meet Our Staff

"Each member of our staff is passionate about responding to the needs of people with disabilities in Central Illinois"

Executive Director

Jeannine holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development from Bradley University.

Director of Operations

Jodi Scott is the Director of Operations at Advocates for Access. She has worked in this position since 2008.

Personal Assistant Coordinator

Thane started at Advocates for Access in 2014. He previously worked as a Foster Care Case Manager upon his retirement from the city of Peoria.

Transition Coordinator

Connie joined the Advocates for Access team in 2013. Connie worked eleven years with people with disabilities through her experience as a special education teacher.

Youth Services Coordinator

Rachael began her career in social services working with children in foster care, residential units and in a private school.

Independent Living Coordinator

Adam spent 14 years as a journalist including time as a staff reporter for the Peoria Journal Star. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Bradley University.

Office Manager

Amber Kessler has been with Advocates for Access since 2016. She is currently in the position of Office Manager.

Office Assistant

Judi Sutter has been with Advocates for Access since 2016. She is currently in the position of Office Assistant.