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Parents Alliance Employment Project
PAEP employment services

Board of Directors

Parents Alliance Employment Project is governed by a Board of Directors representative of parents with children with disabilities, businesses that hire people with disabilities, financial and legal representatives and human service professionals. While the Board of Directors provides overall guidance and direction for the agency, Board and staff work cooperatively to carry out the mission, values and objectives of the agency.

Our Board of Directors:

Board Chairperson:
Gina Strafford-Ahmed, DuPage County Human Services

Board Vice-Chairperson:
Patricia Loy, Little Friends, Inc.

Laura Myers, Prairie State Legal Services

Board Members:

Kevin Bradley, Boeing Company

Steve Gustis, College of DuPage

Lisa Hilson, TH Hilson Company

Michelle Hooper, Illinois Select Risk

Susan Paulson, Advanced Clinical Pharmacology

Rosalie Scrivo, Parent Representative

Sheryl von Westernhagen, SPHR, BMO Harris Bank


Meet Our Staff

As we work hard every day to serve over 100 individuals with disabilities who seek our assistance each year, we rely on amazing and dedicated staff to make our employment outcomes a successful reality! Meet and learn about our committed staff below.

If you have interest in completing an internship or learning about job opportunities with Parents Alliance Employment Project, please contact our Executive Director.

Kristen Tribe

Kristen Sheffield, M.A., CRC

Executive Director

(630) 955-2075

Roger Cave

Roger Joseph B. Cave

Associate Director

(630) 955-2076

Jenna Simpson

Jenna Simpson

Vocational Liaison

(630) 955-2078

Krystina Siomos

Krystina LaSorsa

Program Manager

(630) 955-2079

Hailey Mankivsky

Hailey Mankivsky

Project SEARCH Lead Job Coach


Rachel Wurster

Rachel Wurster

Employment Specialist

(630) 955-2077

Khushbu Jani

Khushbu Jani

Employment Specialist

(630) 955-2051

Ashley Walsh

Ashley Walsh

Employment Specialist - WDD

(630) 955-2083

Valerie Ulett

Valerie Ulett

Employment Specialist

Valerie Ulett

Ilse Gongora

Employment Specialist


Valerie Ulett

Stephanie Steinhaus

Employment Specialist



Contact Us:

Parents Alliance Employment Project
2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 302
Lisle, IL 60532



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CARF logoCARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) has accredited Parents Alliance Employment Project for its Employment Services: Community Employment Services in Job Development, Job Supports, and Job Site Training Programs.

Parents Alliance works in partnership with the workNet
DuPage Career Center.

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