Human Relations Commissioner

City of Urbana
2015 to 2016

The Human Relations Commission advises and consults with the Mayor and Council on all matters involving racial, religious or ethnic prejudice or discrimination and recommends legislative action necessary to accomplish its purpose.

Board President

Children’s Center Day Care
2010 to 2012

The Children’s Center Day Care is a non-denominational, not-for-profit day care center sponsored by the Urbana First United Methodist Church.  We are conveniently located in downtown Urbana near Lincoln Square Village, the Urbana Free Library, and the MTD bus routes.

Board Chairperson

Central Illinois Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Network
2001 to 2003

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Board Member

Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County
1997 to 1999

The Rainbow Community Center (RCC) is the only organization in Contra Costa County that is solely focused on serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning  (LGBTQ) community; our current priorities are to build services for LGBT youth, seniors, people living with HIV/AIDS and to develop community building efforts that will diminish the sense of isolation and promote  greater acceptance of all LGBTQ people.

Classroom Volunteer

Urbana School District #116
1990 to 1995

Provided teachers with over 500 hours of classroom assistance. Planned and implemented curriculum for small and large groups in areas of Reading, Math, Spelling, English, Social Studies, and Diversity.