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 joined Advocates for Access in 2012. 

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

Alexis joined the Advocates for Access team in 2019. She is the Transition Coordinator, assisting any resident in an Illinois Department of Public Health licensed facility with the goal of returning to an independent community-based life.

Youth Services Coordinator

Bailey has been with Advocates for Access since 2019. He is the Youth Services Coordinator. Bailey’s focus is to assist the youth, as well as the visually impaired to live a healthy, independent life.

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.