Our Staff

People Working Together To Make A Difference

The employees at DSC have a passion for assisting people with developmental disabilities to live their lives as independently as possible. They work hard each day to help fulfill DSC's mission,"DSC supports people to live a rich and meaningful life." To learn more about current job openings at DSC, visit our Careers page.

The DSC Board of Directors represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization.

DSC Board of Directors

  • Ivo Austin

    Attorney - Steigmann Law, PC

  • Ata Durukan

    SVP of HR and Marketing - First Federal Savings Bank of C-U

  • Gayle Griffin-Jordan

    Parent; Administrative Assistant - Unit 4 Schools (Retired)

  • Jennifer Hendricks-Kaufmann

    Chief Operating Officer - Surface 51

  • Melissa A. Hoerner

    Parent; Teacher - St. Matthew School

  • Patrick J. Kovar

    CEO - Community Blood Services of Illinois (Retired)

  • Elizabeth Lindemann

    Parent; Lab Med Tech - Community Blood Services of Illinois (Retired)

  • Anne C. Marshall

    Associate Director of Budget Operations - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • Cynthia Paceley

    Communications/Marketing - Cyndi Paceley Communications

  • James A. Smith

    Wealth Management Advisor - Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

  • Jeffrey B. Troxell

    Executive Vice President - Commerce Bank

  • Mark L. Waldhoff

    Real Estate Broker - Keller Williams Realty

  • Connie D. Walsh

    CFO - CARLI, University of Illinois (Retired)

  • Zachary Wetherell

    Commercial Broker/Owner Services Director - Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty

  • James 'Rod' Wyatt

    Assistant Chancellor for PreK-12 Initiatives - UIUC

DSC Leadership Team

  • Danielle Matthews

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Patty Walters

    Executive Vice President of Clinical Services

  • Jami Olsen

    CFO/Executive Vice President of Support Services

  • Karma Skinner

    Vice President of Human Resources

  • Annette Becherer

    Director of Employment Services

  • Laura Bennett

    Director of Community Day Services

  • Jodie Harmon

    Vice President of Development & Communications

  • Heather Levingston

    Director of Case Management/ Family Support Services

  • Kelli Martin

    Director of Program Assurance

  • Brad Parks

    Director of Business Operations

  • Sarah Perry

    Director of Residential Services

  • Nicole Smith

    Director of Family Development