aufaigāluega

Prairie State Legal Services e aofia ai sili atu nai lo 200 aufaigaluega tagata tu i totonu o la matou 36-itumalo tautua eria. 

TAITAI TAITAI

Denise Conklin

faatonu faʻatonu

Jean Ruthe

TUSI FAʻATONU

Jerry Dombrowski

FAʻATONU o Faʻamatalaga Tekonolosi

Jessica hodierne

Faatonu Sili o Aufaigaluega

Len Luczkowiak

faatonu o atinae

katie liss 

sui faatonu o Faamasinoga

Sara Megan

FAʻATONU o Litigation

gail walsh

FAATONU O polokalame atinae

LINDA ROTHNAGEL 

faatonu o aoaoga faufautua & auaunaga volenitia

Kim Thielbar

faatonu o le Pro Bono tautua

Tavita wolowitz

faatonu lagolago

Kathy bettcher

Faʻatonu o le Toʻomaga mo e Puapuagatia

PULEA O ATOA

ketura baptiste

kankakee OFISA

PULEA Loia

Adrian Barr

bloomington OFISA

PULEA Loia

paul zukowski

Woodstock OFISA

puleaina loia

tomasi dennis

peoria/galesburg OFISA

PULEA Loia

Andrea Detellis

Joliet OFISA

PULEA Loia  

Samuelu digrino

waukegan OFISA

PULEA Loia

Don dirks

ottawa OFISA

PULEA Loia

gretchen mamao

papa motu OFISA

PULEA Loia

melissa fuechtmann

faufautua telefoni

puleaina loia

jesse hodierne

rockford OFISA

PULEA Loia

marisa wiesman

WEST SUBURBAN

puleaina loia

BIOGRAPHIES

Denise Conklin – Faatonu Sili

O Denise Conklin o le Faatonu Sili o le Prairie State Legal Services. Na amata lana galuega i le Prairie State o se Loia Volunteer i le matou Ofisa o Peoria 2004 ma avea ma Loia Aufaigaluega i le 2007. Na mulimuli ane avea Denise ma Loia Pule i le 2009.

Ae le i auai i le Prairie State, na galue Denise o se Senior Associate i le Litigation Department o le ofisa loia a Katten Manyin Rosenman i Chicago, Ilinoi. Na faʻauʻuina ia Magna Cum Laude ma le tikeri Juris Doctor mai le Iunivesite o Ilinoi Kolisi o Tulafono i le 1997. Na ia mauaina lona Bachelor of Arts i le Igilisi Igilisi mai le Iunivesite o Ilinoi Urbana-Champaign i le 1994.

Ua talia Denise e galue i le tulafono i le Setete o Ilinoi ma le Faamasinoga Itumalo a Amerika mo Itumalo i Matu ma Tutotonu o Ilinoi. O lana faʻataʻitaʻiga e taulaʻi i vaega uma o le mativa tulafono, e aofia ai tulafono a le aiga, penefiti a le malo, tulafono aʻoga, ma tulafono o fale.

Jean Ruthe – Faatonu o Tupe

Ua aumaia e Jean le silia ma le 30 tausaga o le poto masani tau tupe i le tele o alamanuia, e aofia ai le lomitusi, ta'avale ma mea'ai gaosiga, tausiga fa'alesoifua maloloina, ma le tausitusi ma auaunaga faufautua. O ia e nafa ma le pulega atoa o galuega tau tupe a le PSLS, e aofia ai Lipoti o Tupe, Puleaina o Totogi ma Faamanuiaga, Tapenaga o le Tala o le Tupe ma Lipoti o Polokalama, ma Meatotino ma Inisiua.

Talu ai nei lava, na galue ai Jean i MercyHealth i Rockford, IL o le supavaisa o le toe totogiina i le latou Matagaluega o Tupe. Sa galue muamua o ia mo le ono tausaga o le Pule/Faʻatonu o Tupe Maua mo Rockford-faʻavae e leai ni tupe mama, Rosecrance Health Network.

Na maua e Jean lona faailoga Bachelor of Science i le Accounting and Organizational Administration mai le Oklahoma State University, ma lona MBA mai le Northern Illinois University.

Jerry Dombrowski - Faʻatonu o Faamatalaga Tekonolosi

O Jerry Dombrowski o le Faʻatonu o Faamatalaga Tekonolosi (IT). Na te vaʻavaʻaia uma itu o komepiuta, fesoʻotaʻiga, cybersecurity, ma IT punaoa. Na amata le galuega a Jerry i Prairie State i le 2014 o se loia a le aufaigaluega na taulaʻi i fale ma faʻateʻaina mataupu. Ona ia see atu lea i le Faʻatonu o le matafaioi a le IT e faʻaaoga ai lona tele talaʻaga i le IT. I le taimi ua teʻa, sa faigaluega ai Jerry mo le Itumalo o Rockford Park, Northwestern University's IT department mo University Enrollment, Mosaic Technologies, ma le Barbara Olson Center of Hope.

O Jerry o loʻo ia te ia le Bachelor of Science i le Information System Management mai le Elmhurst University ma le JD mai le Northern Illinois University.

Jessica Hodierne - Faʻatonu o Tagata Faigaluega

O Jessica Hodierne o le Faʻatonu o Tagata Faigaluega. Na te taʻitaʻia le Prairie State faiga faʻavae mo tagata faigaluega, polokalame, faʻataʻitaʻiga, ma sini e faʻatauaina ai le agavaʻa o tagata faigaluega, agavaʻa maualuga e faʻataua ai le faʻamalosia, lelei, galueaina, mauaina o sini, ma le faʻafaigaluegaina, taofia ma le faʻaauauina o le atinaʻeina o se aufaigaluega sili atu.

Na auai Jessica i Prairie State Legal Services i le 2012 o se AmeriCorps VISTA i le matou ofisa Peoria, O iina, na ia atiina ae ai le paaga muamua a le ofisa ma le tulafono ma le ofisa o le Federally Qualified Health Center ma fai ma sui o le aufaigaluega i le pulega faafofoga. Na mulimuli ane suia o ia i le matafaioi a le Pule Sili ma vaʻaia tupe tetele a le ofisa, faʻatinoga o galuega, ma le faʻatautaia o galuega a tagata faigaluega i le lotoifale. Na faafaigaluegaina o ia e avea ma Faatonu o Tagata Faigaluega i le 2018.

O Jessica o loʻo ia te ia le Bachelor of Arts i Fesoʻotaʻiga mai Sisifo Ilinoi Iunivesite ma o se Sosaiete mo Tagata Faʻataʻitaʻiina Pulega Faʻamaonia Tomai Faʻapitoa.

Len Luczkowiak - Faʻatonu o Atinaʻe

O Jenn Luczkowiak o le Faʻatonu o Atinaʻe. Na te vaʻavaʻaia taumafaiga tau maketiina ma faʻafesoʻotaʻiga ma taumafaiga faʻaputugatupe mai tagata taʻitoʻatasi, faʻalapotopotoga, ma tamaʻi foaʻi faʻavae.

Ile taimi na galue ai Lenna o le Prairie State Legal Services 'Project Director o le Legal Aid for Homeowners Project i le PSLS, lea na saunia ai fautuaga faaletulafono ma sui mo tagata e ona fale ma tagata mautotogi o loʻo feagai ma le gaoiina. Ae le i taunuʻu i le PSLS, na galue Ms. Luczkowiak mo le Law Foundation o le Silicon Valley o tautuaina le leai o ni fale ma ni talavou ua sola, o se Equal Justice Works Fellow ma le Aufaigaluega Loia. Na ia mauaina lona BA mai Northwestern University ma lona JD mai le Iunivesite o Kalefonia, Hastings College o le Tulafono.

Katie Liss – Sui Faatonu o Faamasinoga

O Katie Liss sa avea ma Sui Fa'atonu o le Fa'amasinoga mo Prairie State Legal Services talu mai Iulai 2021. E fesoasoani o ia i le Fa'atonu o Fa'amasinoga e tu'uina atu le ta'ita'iga ma le va'ava'aiga o auaunaga fa'aletulafono i le polokalame atoa ma tu'uina atu le lagolago a le fa'amasinoga mo apili ma mataupu lavelave. O Katie na amata lana galuega o le Seniors' Project Staff Attorney i le Prairie State's Waukegan office mai le 2008-2011. Sa galue o ia mo le Ascend Justice o se loia a le aiga ona sosoo ai lea ma le avea ma loia sinia i le Legal Aid Chicago's Consumer Practice Group, lea o lana galuega e aofia ai le gaumativa, puipuiga o le loka, mataupu mo nonogatupe a tamaiti aoga, ma le taufaasese o tagata faatau. Mai Mati 2020-Iuni 2021, sa galue Katie o le Faatonu o le Anti-Predatory Lending Database (“APLD”), Consumer Complaints and Investigations mo le Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. 

Na fa'atino e Katie ni suiga na fa'atupuina ai le tele o le mautali atu i le APLD ma sa ia fesoasoani fo'i i le fa'atūina o se tulafono fou a le setete lea e fa'amalosia ai faiga fa'aunegatupe mokesi saogalemu e fa'alāpotopotoga tau tupe fa'atulafono a le setete i nu'u maualalo ma feololo tupe maua.   

O Katie o se nofoa tuai, sui-ta'ita'ifono ma le fa'aaliga mo le Komiti o Tulafono Fa'atau a le Chicago Bar Association. O ia o se faauu mai UW-Madison ma le Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Sarah Megan - Faʻatonu o le Litigation

Sarah Megan o le Faʻatonu o Litigation mo Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. Ms. Megan ua silia ma le 38 tausaga o le poto masani i fale, penefiti faʻamanuiaga, ma isi mataupu o le mativa tulafono. I se faʻaopopoga i le avea ma sui o le aufaʻamasinoga i mataupu faigata i le setete ma le faʻamasinoga tele, o Ms.Megan sa avea ma supavaisa mo le iloiloina o mataupu mo le sili atu i le 27 tausaga, e fesoasoani ai i le matou polokalame fesoasoani i le tulafono e toʻa 90, loia ma le palalegals i mataupu ma mataupu faʻapitoa e aofia ai le tele o tulafono mataupu e aʻafia ai tagata matitiva, tagata le atoatoa ma tagata matutua, e aofia ai fale, soifua maloloina, aiga, aʻoga, ma tagata faʻatau mataupu. I le 2016, Ms. Megan mauaina aloaʻia le atunuʻu mo lana galuega, o ia o le mauaina le National Legal Aid ma Defender Association's Reginald Heber Smith Award, faʻalauiloaina le tuʻufaʻatasia tautua ma mataʻina taunuʻuga o le vaʻaia poʻo le le gaoia loia loia aʻo faʻafaigaluegaina e faʻalapotopotoga lagolagoina na tautua. Ms. Megan ua faauu mai le Grinnell College ma le Iunivesite o Iowa Law School.

Gail Tilkin Walsh - Faʻatonu o le Polokalama Atinaʻe.

Gail Tilkin Walsh o le Faʻatonu o Polokalame Atinae i Prairie State Legal Services. I lenei tulaga na ia atiina ae ni manatu mo le kilivaina o le tautua, faʻavasega tulaga manaʻoga suʻesuʻega, saunia fesoasoani tusi ma lipoti, ma galulue ma lana 'au e vaʻavaʻaia le matou pulega faʻatautaia faiga ma tele o le matou foaʻi pulega.

Gail amata lana galuega ma Prairie State i le 1979 o se paralegal ma le Senior Citizens Legal Services Program i la matou ofisa Peoria. E 11 tausaga na alu ai i totonu o le matou faʻalapotopotoga ae tautua i matou ofisa o Bloomington, Rockford ma Ottawa i tofiga e pei o le Community Legal Education Coordinator, Pro Bono Coordinator, direct service paralegal, ma le ofisa o le ofisa i le lotoifale.

Na tuua e Gail Prairie State i le 1990 e saili lona Master Degree i Galuega Lautele mai le Iunivesite o Ilinoi-Urbana ma le taulaʻi i le auauna atu matutua. Na ia galue mulimuli ane i le Mental Health Center o Champaign County e faʻatatau i le atinaʻeina o fale mo tagata e maua i gasegase o le mafaufau ona auai ai lea i le eria o United Way na ia faʻatautaia ai suʻesuʻega manaʻomia ma tuʻufaʻatasia taumafaiga fuafuaina. Na ia toe foi i le Prairie State i lona tulaga i le 1995.

Linda Rothnagel - Faʻatonu o Aʻoaʻoga Fautuaina ma Tautua Volenitia

O Linda Rothnagel o le Faʻatonu o Toleniga Fautuaina ma Tautua Tauofo mo le Prairie State Legal Services. O ia e nafa ma le fou faamasaniga o tagata faigaluega mo uma o Prairie Malo ofisa i 36 itumalo; na te faʻamaopoopoina le Prairie State's MCLE polokalama mo le aufaigaluega ma tagata volenitia; ma e faigaluega o ia ma loia i itu uma o Prairie State i mataupu tau tagata o tausia. O loʻo ia tausia foi lana lava kesi o mataupu a tagata, fesoasoani ma le vaʻai i galuega faʻaloia a le Prairie State's McHenry ofisa o le ofisa, ma talu mai Tesema 2016 na gafa ma le faʻamaopoopoina o taumafaiga a le Prairie State.

Sa galue Linda i le matafaioi o le Faʻatonusili o le Advocacy Training talu mai Ianuari 2008. Na ia vaʻaia foʻi le ofisa o Waukegan mo le 22 tausaga ma le ofisa o Ottawa mo le 2 tausaga. O lona poto masani aofia ai sui o tagata faʻatau i le tele o tulafono aiga, fale, foreclosure, tagata faʻaoga, Social Security, ma lautele penefiti mataupu; na ia tagofia mataupu i le tulaga o le faamasinoga faamasinoga feterale ma le feterale, i le tulaga apili faamasinoga tulaga, ma luma o le tele matagaluega pulega.

O Linda ua faʻauʻu mai le Middlebury College ma le Iunivesite o Michigan Law School. O ia o le manumalo o le Illinois State Bar Association's 2019 Joseph R. Bartylak Memorial Legal Service Award.

Kim Thielbar - Faʻatonu o le Pro Bono Services

Kim Thielbar o le Faʻatonu o le Pro Bono Services. E fesoasoani o ia i le iloiloina, faʻatulagaina ma faʻalauteleina le polokalame a le Prairie State mo le lagolagoina o fesoʻotaʻiga ma fesoʻotaʻi tagata volenitia ma tagata o loʻo manaʻomia ni fesoasoani taua i le tulafono.

O Kim sa galue i Prairie State Legal Services talu mai le 2013, muamua o le Staff Attorney i le ofisa o Rockford, ona avea ai lea ma Ofisa o le Loia Sili i le 2015. Na faigaluega o ia e avea ma Faʻatonu o le Pro Bono Services i le 2019. Ae le i ulufale i Prairie State, Kim sa galue o se Public interest Fellow i Equip for Equality i Chicago, sa galue i le Special Education Clinic.

I le 2016, o le Rockford Chamber of Commerce na tofia Kim o se tasi o ana "40 Taʻitaʻi Lalo 40." I le 2017, RAMP Center for Independent Living faʻailoga ia Kim lona faʻailoga "Young Advocate of the Year". I le 2019, le Rockford Tusi Resitala profiled Kim o se vaega o le "Next Up" faasologa taulaʻi atu i taitai o le lumanai o le Vaitafe Vaitafe Rock.

Na maua e Kim le faʻailoga tikeri mai le Iunivesite o Michigan, ma le tikeri faʻaloia mai le Iunivesite o Loyola i Chicago.

Dave Wolowitz - Faʻatonu Lagolago

Dave Wolowitz o le Associate Director o Prairie State Legal Services. O ona tiute e aofia ai le vaʻai, vaʻavaʻaia, ma le vaʻavaʻaia o faʻapitoa poloketi; vaʻavaʻaia o galuega faʻatino ma vaega faʻapitoa; tuʻuina atu tulafono faʻatatau i le loia ma le palalegal tagata faigaluega i le tele o faʻataʻitaʻiga eria; aufaigaluega polofesa atinae; faʻatagaina tusi apalai ma paketi, konekarate ma isi maliega tusitusia ma fafo konekalate, laʻititi, tagata faʻatupeina ma paʻaga; lipoti i ma fesoʻotaʻi ma faʻatupeina; eseʻese vavalalata sootaga ma igoa; atinae / faʻatinoina o polokalame faʻavae, faiga faʻavae ma faiga; Lagolago mo Faʻatonusili Faʻatonu ma isi pulega faʻagaioiga, e aofia ai le faʻafaigaluegaina / faʻafaigaluegaina, tagata faigaluega mataupu, faʻatonutonu ma konekarate tausisi i le tulafono; ma tuʻu saʻo le lagolago i le PSLS Komiti Faʻatonu ma lana pulega. 

Na auai Dave i le PSLS ina ua faavaeina i le 1977, talu ai sa avea ma Pule Sili o le Legal Aid Bureau o Kane County. Sa avea ma Sui Faatonu Lagolago talu mai le 2008 ma sa avea foi ma Faatonu o Polokalama Faapitoa (1988-2008), Sui Faatonu o le Litigation (1984-1988), ma Pule Pule o le St. Charles Office (1977-1984). Mai le 2000-2008, na aʻoaʻo ai e Dave le faʻamasinoina o mataupu i le lona lua ma le lona tolu o tausaga aoga i le Iunivesite o le Iunivesite o Ilinoi o le 2000-2008.

Ua taliaina Dave i le Faamasinoga Maualuga a Ilinoi, o le feterale faamasinoga mo le Itumalo i Matu, Tutotonu Itumalo, ma le Fitu Circuit Faamasinoga o Apili. O ia o se sui o le American Bar Association, le Illinois Bar Association, ma le DuPage County Bar Association. O ana lomiga aofia aofia-tusitala Tulafono ma Polokalama mo Tagata e le atoʻatoa le malosi ma Le Tusitaulima a Tagata Matutua (tusitala ma faatonu). 

Na maua e Dave lana JD ma le BA mai le Iunivesite o Ilinoi Champaign-Urbana.

Kathy Bettcher - Faʻatonu o le Toʻomaga mo e Puapuagatia

O Kathryn Bettcher na faʻauʻu mai le North Illinois University College of Law i le 1991 ma sa laiseneina i Ilinoi i lena lava tausaga. Ms. Bettcher na galue mo Prairie State Legal Services talu mai 1991, muamua o se loia faigaluega. Mai le 2005 seʻia oʻo i le 2020 sa tautua o ia e faʻataʻitaʻia le ofisa o le Fox Valley. O Ms. Bettcher ua avea nei ma Faʻatonu o le Family Advocacy ma vaʻaia le faʻamasinoga o mataupu tau aiga i totonu o ofisa o le Prairie State. Ms. Bettcher ua faʻamamafaina lana galuega i tulafono a le aiga, ma aemaise lava i le avea ma sui o e ua afaina i sauaga i totonu o aiga. Sa fai o ia ma sui o le toʻatele o tagata i mataupu tau finauga ma faʻamasinoga o mataupu tau aiga. Sa avea foi o ia ma supavaisa i le Prairie State i sauaga i totonu o aiga i le fale faamasino o Kane County. Ms. Bettcher ua aloaʻia o ia o se taʻitaʻi i le va o aiga ma loia fautua i loia i Kane County. Ms. Bettcher o loʻo ia te ia foʻi le poto masani e fai ma sui o tagata i isi mataupu e pei o le faʻateʻaina ma le puipuiga o le soifua maloloina.

Ketura Baptiste - Loia Sili, Kankakee Ofisa

O Ketura Baptiste na amata lana galuega i Prairie State Legal Services i le 2007 lea sa galue ai o se Staff Attorney ae le i avea ma Loia Sili Pule o le matou ofisa o Kankakee i le tausaga e 2013, o Ketura ua faʻamaonia i le Family Law, mauaina lona BA mai le Washington University i St. Louis ma JD mai le Loyola University Chicago School of Law, i Chicago, IL.

Adrian Barr - Pule Sili, Bloomington Office

Adrian Barr o le Pule Sili o le tatou Bloomington Office. Na te vaʻaia le tuʻuina atu o tautua faʻaloia faʻalemalo ma tautua lagolago i tagata e maualalo tupe maua ma tagata matutua i itumalo o McLean, Livingston, ma Woodford.

Na amata le galuega a Adrian i Prairie State Legal Services i le 2001 o se loia a le aufaigaluega i le ofisa o St. Charles lea na ia faafoeina ai le fale mautotogi, penefiti lautele, ma le le atoatoa o mataupu. Ina ua maeʻa le 5 tausaga i lena matafaioi, na auai Adrian i le Kingery Duree Wakeman & O'Donnell, o se kamupani loia a Peoria, mo le 3 tausaga.

I lona taimi i pisinisi tumaoti sa faʻatautaia e Adrian le tele o mataupu mo le Prairie State. Na toe foʻi i le Prairie State i le 2011, ma galue ai i lona tulaga o loʻo galue ai nei.

Ua maua e Adrian ni faʻailoga: O le Chicago Bar Foundation Sun-Times Public interest Law Fellowship i le 2016, le Children's Home + Aid Blue Bow Award mo le Puipuia o le Faʻasauaina o Tamaiti i le 2017, le Illinois Wesleyan University Civic Engagement Award i le 2018 ma le 2020 Lincoln Award o le silisili. Na ia tautua i le Ilinoi Prairie Community Foundation; ma O le Immigration Project, o se faʻalapotopotoga e le o ni polofiti i Bloomington o loʻo tuʻuina mai i tagata malaga mai ni auaunaga faʻatulafono mo tagata tafafao.

Na maua e Adrian lona faʻailoga tikeri ma lona tikeri faʻaloia mai le Iunivesite o Ilinoi i Urbana-Champaign.

Paul Zukowski - Pule Sili, Woodstock Office

Paul Zukowski o le Pule Sili o le ofisa o Woodstock i Prairie State Legal Services. Na ia auai i le Prairie State o se loia a le aufaigaluega i le 2012, i le maeʻa ai o le 15 tausaga o galue tumaoti, ma avea ai ma Loia Sili i le 2019. 

Na taulaʻi e Paul ana mea faigaluega i tulafono a le aiga, faatasi ai ma le faamamafa i mataupu e aofia ai sauaga i totonu o aiga. Na ia mauaina le faʻailoga o le Filemu ma le Faʻamasinoga mai le Turning Point, le faʻalapotopotoga e lagolagoina ai sauaga i totonu o aiga, i le 2016. O ia o le sa avea muamua ma Peresetene o le Family Law Section o le McHenry County Bar Association ma o ia o se Facilitator mo le 22nd Judicial Circuit's Divorce Early Resolution Program. O Paul foi o se tagata galue malosi i totonu o le 'upega tafaʻilagi fesoʻotaʻiga o auaunaga lautele, pei o le United Way, le 22nd Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council, le Continuum of Care to End Homelessness, ma le Board of Directors for Consumer Credit Counselling Service of Northern Ilinoi.  

Na maua e Paul lona BA mai Carleton College ma JD mai le Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Thomas Dennis - Pule Sili o le Ofisa o Peoria/Galesburg

O loʻo galue nei Thomas Dennis o le Loia Pule o le matou ofisa Peoria/Galesburg. Na ia auai i Prairie State Legal Services i le 2013 o se Loia Aufaigaluega. Ina ua mavae le tolu tausaga o lana tautua ma le Prairie State, na auai Thomas i le Ofisa o le Loia a le Setete o Tazewell County o se Loia Fesoasoani a le Setete. Na toe foʻi Thomas i Prairie State i le 2017 lea na ia taulaʻi ai i galuega manuia lautele, aemaise lava i le Social Security Disability ma mataupu tau aʻoaʻoga. Talu mai le 2020, sa galue Thomas o se Loia Pulea i le Ofisa o Peoria/Galesburg. Ia Aperila 2022, na avea ai o ia ma Loia Pule o le Ofisa o Peoria/Galesburg. 

Ua talia Tomasi e galue faaloia i le Setete o Ilinoi ma le Faamasinoga Faaitumalo a le Iunaite Setete mo le Itumalo Tutotonu o Ilinoi. Na maua lona JD mai le Iunivesite o Arizona College of Law, ma lona BS mai le Arizona State University.

Andrea DeTellis - Loia Sili, Joliet Office

Andrea DeTellis o le Pule Sili o le tatou Joliet Office. Ua faauu mai le Iunivesite o Notre Dame ma mauaina lona JD mai le Loyola University Chicago. O Andrea e ana laisene pa i Ilinoi ma Kalefonia pa, ma e faʻasa foi i le Itu i Matu o Ilinoi ma le Itumalo i Sasaʻe o Kalefonia. Sa i ai i Prairie State talu mai 2013.

Na amataina e Andrea lana galuega faʻaloia o se Loia Sili Lagolago i le McLean County, Ilinoi. Na mulimuli ane galue o ia i le US Army i le matata o le militeli atamai ma sa galue foi o ni faiaoga faʻaopoopo e aʻoaʻoina tulafono i le tulaga maualuga. Sa faʻataʻitaʻi i Kalefonia i mataupu tau aʻoaʻoga, sauaga i totonu o aiga, fale, galuega, ma penefiti lautele. I lona taimi i Kalefonia sa ia taulai faapitoa lava i le eseesega i aʻoga i tamaiti o lanu.

O Andrea o se tasi foʻi o sui o le Racial Justice Initiative i Prairie State. Na ia tusia se tusitusiga mo le Shriver's Center Iloiloina o le Fale Faamama ma co-tusiaina se tusitusiga mo le MIE Tusi Faʻamaonia. Sa galue muamua o ia o le failautusi o le Black Bar Association o Will County ma galue ai o se Peresetene. I se faʻaopopoga, o ia tautua i le Loia Faʻatuatuaina Faʻaputugatupe Faʻatupe Faʻalapotopotoga Eseese ma Aofiaina Galulue Vaega. O ia foi o se sui o le Illinois State Bar Association, le Will County Bar Association, ma le Will County Women Bar Association.

Sam DiGrino - Pule Loia, Waukegan Ofisa

Sam DiGrino o le Pule Sili o le tatou ofisa o Waukegan. Na ia auai i Prairie State Legal Services i le 2007 o se Staff Attorney, ma na faafaigaluegaina i le 2012 e taitai le Prairie State's Foreclosure Defense Program ae lei avea ma Managing Loia i le 2014.

O Sam sa fai ma sui o tagata i fale, tagata faʻatau, aiga, municipal, ma aʻoaʻoga i lona taimi i le Prairie State. Na ia mauaina lona tikeri faʻauʻu mai le Winona State University i Winona, Minnesota, ma lona tikeri faʻaloia mai le The John Marshall Law School i Chicago, Ilinoi.

Don Dirks - Pule Sili, Ofisa o Ottawa

I le gasologa o Donald Dirks, Jr i le sili atu ma le tolu-sefulu tausaga le umi i Prairie State Legal Services, sa galue o le Staff Attorney mai 1987-1998 ma galue o le Managing Attorney o le tatou Ottawa Office talu mai 1997.

Na maua e Donald lana BA mai Ilinoi Wesleyan University ma JD mai le itu i matu o le Iunivesite o Ilinoi Iunivesite. O ia o se sui o le fono faatonu a le Starved Rock Cycling Association ma le sui o le komiti o Ride Ilinoi.

Gretchen Farwell - Pule Sili, Rock Island Office

Gretchen Farwell o le pule loia o le Rock Island ofisa. Na amata lana galuega i le Prairie State o se loia a le aufaigaluega i le 1991 ae le i avea ma Pule Sili i le 1996. Na ia taʻitaʻi foi i le Family Law Task Force mo le tele o tausaga. Gretchen taulaʻi lona faʻataʻitaʻiga i le aiga tulafono, toeaʻiina tulafono, ma fale tulafono. O lana tusitusiga, “HIV / AIDS ma Talavou: Aʻafiaga mo Faiga Faʻavae a le Aʻoga, " na lolomiina i le Tusi o Tulafono ma Aoga i 1991.

O Gretchen na aafia ma le Continuum of Care talu mai lona amataga, ma ua leva ona avea ma sui o le M-team mo Elder Abuse. Sa aafia foi o ia i le 14th Judicial Circuits Whiteside County ma le Rock Island County Family Violence Council ma sa tautua o se sui o le komiti faafoe mo Community Service Filifiliga.

Gretchen faʻauʻu Cum Laude mai le Northern Illinois Aʻoga o Tulafono i le 1991 ma mauaina lona faʻailoga B.Ed mai le Iunivesite o le Setete o Ilinoi i le 1984. Na ia aʻoaʻoina tamaiti le atoatoa i le Medgar Evers Elementary School mai le 1985-1988.

Melissa Fuechtmann - Loia Sili, Fesoasoani Telefoni

Melissa Sobol Fuechtmann na auai i le Prairie State Legal Services o se loia faufautua faufautua i le 2006 ma avea ma Loia Sili o le Auaunaga Faufautua i Telefoni i le 2017. I le avea ai o se loia faufautua faufautua, Ms. Fuechtmann tuuina atu fautuaga faaletulafono ma tagata faasino i le tele o mataupu lautele, aofia ai fale, aiga, tagata faʻatau, ma penefiti lautele. Na te pulea le faʻagaioiga i aso uma o le Auaunaga Faufautua i Telefoni, e aofia ai le vaʻavaʻaia ma le lagolago a loia ma tagata e faʻaaoga mea manaʻomia. Na ia faʻatonutonuina foʻi le tekinolosi manaʻoga mo le tagata e valaʻau ai telefoni ma mea e manaʻomia i luga ole laiga. Na faauu Ms. Fuechtmann mai le DePaul University College of Law ma sa laiseneina i Ilinoi i le 2005.

Jesse Hodierne - Loia Sili, Rockford Office

Na maua e Jesse Hodierne se fomaʻi faʻamasino mai le South Illinois University School of Law i le 2012. I le taimi o le aoga faaloia, sa galue ai Jesse i le Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation i mataupu eseese o tulafono. I le 2012, na auai Jesse i le Prairie State o se loia a le aufaigaluega ma mulimuli ane avea ma supavaisa mo le Prairie State's Legal Help for Homeowners Project i le mea na ia taulai ai lana faiga i le avea ma sui o tagata na aafia i le ave faamalosi ma isi mataupu tau tagata faatau. Ia Novema 2019, na avea ai Jesse ma Pule Loia mo le Prairie State's Rockford Office.

Marisa Wiesman - Pule Sili, West Suburban

Marisa Wiesman o le Pule Sili o Prairie State Legal Services 'West Suburban ofisa. Ae le i avea lenei matafaioi i le 2016, sa tautua o ia o le Prairie State Director o Volunteer Services; le pule loia a le Prairie State's Kankakee ofisa; ma le loia a le aufaigaluega i le Prairie State's Rockford ofisa.

Ae le i auai i le Prairie State, na failautusi Marisa mo le Afioga Marilyn Brown Rosenbaum i le Itumalo Lona Fa o Faamasinoga a Minnesota. O ia o se totino o le Ilinoi Avanoa i le Komisi o Faʻatonu Faʻatonu Pepa Laiti Komiti ma Remote Foliga Vaaia; le Komiti Tumau a le Setete o loia a le malo i luga o le tilivaina o le Tulafono Tautua; le 18th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Komiti; le Faʻafoeina DuPage Komiti Faʻafoe; ma le Komiti o Faatonu a le Komiti Faatino o Tului a Tagata Lautele. O ia o se 2015 mauaina le Chicago Bar Foundation Sun-Times Lautele fiafia Tului Fellowship.

Na mauaina e Marisa lana JD cum laude mai le Iunivesite o Minnesota Law School, ma lana BA magna cum laude mai le Macalester College.