This year’s Arc Convention was a celebration of the possibilities of inclusion,
advocacy and leadership. The Arc always brings people together with common
values and beliefs working for full inclusion.

An important part of this celebration is to recognize individuals and organizations
for their leadership and advocacy.

This year was no exception as we honored the best of the best right here in
Illinois at The Arc’s Annual Convention.

Join me by recognizing the following outstanding advocates who were honored
with The Arc’s 2014 Annual Awards.

The Arc of Illinois President’s Award

Sheila Romano, Ph.D.Arc President Brian Rubin, Sheila, Michael Gelder,
Governor’s Office & Tony

Media Excellence Award

Karen Meyer, ABC7 Chicago

Karen & Tony

Mabley Volunteers of the Year Award

Eric and Francine Kennedy

Leadership Award

Jamie Hopkins

Jamie & Julie Grounds

Outstanding Family Member Advocate Award

Ellen Bronfeld

Sherri Schneider & Ellen

Distinguished Service Award

Little City Foundation Center for Arts

Frank Tumino of Little City & Brian Rubin

Direct Support Professional Award More Than 5 years 

Gina Brown from Trinity

Lorraine McCormick & Gina
Direct Support Professional Award Less Than 5 years

Lula Newsome

Lorraine & Lula from New Hope
                QIDP/Case Manager Award More Than 5 years

Richard Holland from SouthStar

Lorraine & Richard

            QIDP/Case Manager Award Less Than 5 years   

Theresa Fifarek

Lorraine & Theresa from Little City

Retiring Arc of Illinois Board Member

Missy Kichline

Missy & Brian





Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
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