KAY WARD-MCDUFFIE, Ed.D.
Dr. Ward-McDuffie, who has to her credit fifty years of service in education has taught thousands of youths, many now occupy responsible positions in various sectors of society. Dr. Ward-McDuffie earned her doctorate in education from Illinois State University, after obtaining her master’s in Urban Education -- Administration/Supervision and a bachelor from CSU. She also ho
Annette Kelly is the Founder and President of FOUS Youth Development Services. She is a Certified Youth Development Practitioner with over 30 years of experience in positive youth development programming. Her experiences are extensive including the private sector, community, and faith-based arenas. Also, Ms. Kelly is a sought-after consultant and trainer in the youth development field
JAMES F. SHELDOU
James F. Sheldou, MPA, is a founding member of Living Sacrifice Ministries of Chicago, where he shares the Leadership and Pastorage Mr. Sheldou is Director of the Chicagoland Grammar Institute. Before devoting his full time to LSM, he served as Coordinator, Academic Services for Student Athletes,
Counselor, Office of Academic Support Advisor, Office of Academic Advisement and Evalu
ELIZABETH COLLIER, MSW
Elizabeth Collier is a Child Welfare Advanced Specialist at the Illinois DCFS Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline. Ms. Collier has a BSW from Illinois State University and an MSW, concentrated in Child Welfare, from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Ms. Collier has provided presentations and served as a keynote speaker to youth in foster care, foster care providers,
Antonette Parker has been an educator for 19 years. Ms. Parker graduated from Chicago State University with a Bachelor's degree in Early childhood education. She also has an endorsement in Special Ed. Annie currently teaches primary Diverse learners at a charter school on the Westside of Chicago.
Krista Peterson is an Assistant State’s Attorney at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago, Illinois, a position she has held for 20 years. Ms. Peterson is a Deputy Supervisor in the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Unit of the Felony Trial Division. Ms. Peterson was hired by the State’s Attorney’s Office in 2002 upon graduating from DePaul University College of Law and has held positions in Criminal Appeals, Misdemeanors, Felony Review, Preliminary Hearings and the Felony Trial Division. Ms. Peterson has devoted over half of her career to the prosecution of sexual assault and domestic violence cases.
Catherine Foresman is an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Child Advocacy and Protection Unit and she is a member of the Cook County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. During her time as a prosecutor, she has received several pieces of training and presented on topics involving child sexual exploitation. She has been able to implement this training in the courtroom and has litigated numerous motions and trials.