Meet Our Team

TESSA ACKER

DEKALB COUNTY YOUTH EDUCATION ADVOCATE

tacker@rampcil.org
815-756-2058
Assists children with disabilities and their parents by providing them with the skills and information they need, ensuring that their child receives a fair and equitable education as do their peers without disabilities.

ERIC BROWN

EDUCATION & ADVOCACY COORDINATOR

ebrown@rampcil.org
779-774-1004
Advocates for the implementation of current laws, promotion of needed legislation and improvement of existing systems for individuals with disabilities while working to diminish negative attitudes that threaten to impede equal access.

TAYANNA CLARK

MARKETING & OUTREACH COORDINATOR

tclark@rampcil.org
815-968-7467
Performs marketing & outreach for RAMP’s services.

KELCI COX-RANEY

LEAD INDEPENDENT LIVING ADVOCATE

kcoxraney@rampcil.org
779-221-2355
Assists adult individuals with disabilities by providing them with independent living skills training and resources to live independently.

DANA T. CRONE

VR COORDINATOR

dcrone@rampcil.org
779-221-2355
Provides benefit counseling, job readiness, job development and case management in addition to peer support and mentoring for individuals with disabilities getting into or returning to the workforce.

NICOLE ECKSTEIN

TRANSITION SPECIALIST

neckstein@rampcil.org
779-970-8989
Facilitates the transition of individuals with significant disabilities from nursing homes and other institutions to home and community-based residences, with the requisite supports and services. Provides community based services that meets the needs of individuals with brain injuries, and all disabilities. Individuals ages of 18 and above who are interested in moving back into the community from a nursing facility setting by providing services and items to establish a home in the community. This is done by assisting those that qualify with obtaining affordable housing, household items, assistive equipment and devices, home modifications, personal assistant services, case management, advocacy, and peer support.

HEATHER FOULKER

QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER

hfoulker@rampcil.org
779-221-2357
Provides training to new and current staff, reviews services provided, and outreaches to those who use our services, to ensure that staff have the tools and resources need to meet each aspect of their position and that those we work with are receiving the services they need.

ABYGAIL FRANKLIN

PROJECT SEARCH EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST

afranklin@rampcil.org
779-970-8796
Provides job readiness, job development and case management in addition to peer support and mentoring for individuals with disabilities out of high school through the Project SEARCH program.

AUTUMN GABRIEL

PROJECT SEARCH EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST – DEKALB

agabriel@rampcil.org
779-774-1028
Provides job readiness, job development and case management in addition to peer support and mentoring for individuals with disabilities out of high school through the Project SEARCH program in DeKalb.

KIM GAY

OFFICE ASSISTANT/INFORMATION & REFERRAL SPECIALIST

kgay@wrampcil.org
815-721-2275
Responds to inquiries from individuals with disabilities, family members, other service providers, the business community and the general public on programs, resources, and other issues related to disabilities.

ABBEY GREENFIELD

STEPHENSON COUNTY LEAD INDEPENDENT LIVING ADVOCATE

agreenfield@rampcil.org
779-774-1026
Assists adult individuals with disabilities by providing them with independent living skills training and resources to live independently.

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JANE HENDRICKSON

TRANSITION COORDINATOR

jhendrickson@rampcil.org
779-221-2359
Facilitates the transition of individuals with significant disabilities from nursing homes and other institutions to home and community-based residences, with the requisite supports and services. Provides community based services that meets the needs of individuals with brain injuries, and all disabilities. Individuals ages of 18 and above who are interested in moving back into the community from a nursing facility setting by providing services and items to establish a home in the community. This is done by assisting those that qualify with obtaining affordable housing, household items, assistive equipment and devices, home modifications, personal assistant services, case management, advocacy, and peer support.

MEGAN HOWARD

YOUTH SERVICES SPECIALIST

mhoward@rampcil.org
815-721-9070
Assists children with disabilities and their parents by providing them with the skills and information they need, ensuring that their child receives a fair and equitable education as do their peers without disabilities.

TIFFANY HUGHES

YOUTH EDUCATION ADVOCATE

thughes@rampcil.org
815-721-6359
Works with students and their families to learn the laws that protect the rights of a student with a disability, how to navigate the maze of community services, and to learn the skills required to achieve their goals. Youth Education & Advocacy Services are for students with disabilities and their families who require information, referral, self advocacy training, or peer support to ensure that they receive a fair and equitable education so they can achieve their full potential during their school years and as they transition to adult life.

JESSICA INGENITO

PROJECT SEARCH EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST

jingenito@rampcil.org
779-537-4862
Provides job readiness, job development and case management in addition to peer support and mentoring for individuals with disabilities out of high school through the Project SEARCH program in Winnebago County.

RON JACKSON

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES SPECIALIST

rjackson@rampcil.org
779-774-1018
Provides benefit counseling, job readiness, job development and case management in addition to peer support and mentoring for individuals with disabilities getting into or returning to the workforce.

MACY KELLENBERGER

PROJECT SEARCH COORDINATOR

mkellenberger@rampcil.org
779-774-1027

KATIE LEE

ASSISTANT SERVICES DIRECTOR

klee@rampcil.org
779-221-2356
Ensures premium, quality services to consumers, their families, and the community-at-large and maintains a public position in the county offering education and awareness in the community promoting our mission, programs and support.

JANEL MAMER

DATA ANALYST CONTRACTOR

dataanalyst@rampcil.org

AMBER MAURER

PROGRAM SERVICES ASSISTANT

amaurer@rampcil.org
779-774-1007

ROBIN MEYER

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

rmeyer@rampcil.org
779-970-8815
Assistant to the Executive Director

AMY MORRIS

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

amorris@rampcil.org
779-774-1022
Oversees cultivation, acquires and maintains donors for annual and significant gifts to support RAMP’s mission.

ELIZABETH MOSHURE

STEPHENSON COUNTY OFFICE ASSISTANT/INFORMATION & REFERRAL SPECIALIST

lmoshure@rampcil.org
815-721-6629
Responds to inquiries from individuals with disabilities, family members, other service providers, the business community and the general public on programs, resources, and other issues related to disabilities.

JANA MUELLER

FAST TRACK SPECIALIST

jmueller@rampcil.org
779-774-1009
Provides transition services for students with disabilities who want to explore options for post-secondary education, independent living, and/or employment. Services include job-seeking skills, work-based opportunities in the community, and/or obtaining employment while still in school.

JEREMY MUNSON

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES MANAGER

jmunson@rampcil.org
779-774-1023
Supervises Employment Services staff while providing quality benefit counseling, job readiness, job development and case management in addition to peer support and mentoring for individuals with disabilities getting into or returning to the workforce.

ALICE NICHOLS

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING MANAGER

anichols@rampcil.org
815-721-9233
Manages the Curriculum Services Department, ensuring that RAMP provides a comprehensive suite of educational programming designed to empower students grades K-12, and develops a variety of external and internal training.

RENEA NOORDHOFF

STEPHENSON COUNTY MANAGER

rnoordhoff@rampcil.org
779-774-1013
Ensures premium, quality services to consumers, their families, and the community-at-large and maintains a public position in the county offering education and awareness in the community promoting our mission, programs and support.

VICTORIA NOVOROLSKY

PROJECT SEARCH EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST

VNovorolsky@rampcil.org
779-774-1029
Provides job readiness, job development and case management in addition to peer support and mentoring for individuals with disabilities out of high school through the Project SEARCH program in DeKalb.

DEANNA ROBBINS

WINNEBAGO COUNTY MANAGER

DRobbins@rampcil.org
779-774-1014
Ensures premium, quality services to consumers, their families, and the community-at-large and maintains a public position in the county offering education and awareness in the community promoting our mission, programs and support.

BRETT SANTIAGO

OVW COORDINATOR

bsantiago@rampcil.org
815-968-0272
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HANNAH SCHOENBERG

EMPLOYMENT NETWORK COORDINATOR/CPWIC

hschoenberg@rampcil.org
779-774-1011

TTW TOLL FREE 888-668-0777

Offers benefit analysis services as a certified Community Partner Work Incentives Counselor to help recipients of public benefits understand the impact of earnings on benefits, while providing job readiness, job development and case management services in addition to peer support and mentoring for individuals with disabilities entering or returning to the workforce through the Ticket to Work Program.

MARK SPAIN

HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST

mspain@rampcil.org
779-537-4805
Guide and manage the overall provision of Human Resources and Facilities Management for the organization. Primary areas of responsibility include:  recruiting, payroll, benefits oversight and administration, organizational compliance as it relates to staff, policies and legal obligations, employee orientation, annual trainings, policy development and documentation, employee relations, compensation administration, employee safety, welfare and wellness, and oversight of facility upkeep and maintenance.

JACKIE SUNDQUIST

INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

jsundquist@rampcil.org
779-537-4207
Oversees and supervises direct services staff. Guarantees that RAMP provides premium quality services and incorporates RAMP’s five core services provided to individuals with disabilities, their families and the community-at-large. Ensures the Independent Living Philosophy is encompassed in the counties RAMP serves.

JODEY VASS

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

marketing@rampcil.org
815-721-0166
Provides event marketing, branding and design for RAMP’s events and fundraising.

JUSTINE WHITEHOUSE

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

jwhitehouse@rampcil.org
779-774-1021
Coordinates events, cultivates, acquires and maintains donors for annual and significant gifts to support RAMP’s mission.

JESSICA ZIMMERMAN

DEKALB COUNTY MANAGER

jzimmerman@rampcil.org
779-774-1020
Ensures premium, quality services to consumers, their families, and the community-at-large and maintains a public position in the county offering education and awareness in the community promoting our mission, programs and support.