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2019-2020 Committee Chairs

Kelly Dutmers
Loyola Academy

Lisa Winker
Indiana State University

Margaret Jones
Columbia College

Executive Board Liaison

Professional Development Council Team
Jessica Avila-Cuevas, Council Team Director – Postsecondary
University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign


The Mentorship Committee serves as an outreach committee of IACAC to provide new and veteran members with the opportunity to form professional partnerships, thus offering a comfort zone for problem solving and support in a profession that is constantly presented with new challenges.

In addition to matching mentors and mentees, the Mentorship committee hosts social events around the state, called #MentorshipMeetups, to provide an opportunity for networking amongst all admission and college counseling professionals.


Mentorship Program


Dec 05

Holiday #MentorshipMeetup – Champaign

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dec 05

Holiday #MentorshipMeetup – Elmhurst

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dec 05

Holiday #MentorshipMeetup – Peoria

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Jan 24

Mentorship Committee Meeting

January 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jan 24

Mentorship Committee Facebook LIVE Event

January 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mar 10

Committee Members

Josh Bieck, DePaul University
Amy Christenson, DePaul University
Amanda DeSimon, Northern Illinois University
Sara English, Adlai E Stevenson High School
Ryan Everett, Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
Franklin Gaglione, Lake Forest College
Brian Hodges, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M Faye Ikner, Purdue University Northwest
Zachary George, StriveScan
Maria Gutierrez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/Ext. Cook County
Casey Hauser, Rock Valley College
Jill Homerding, Lawrence Technological University
Kisha Ingram, City Colleges of Chicago
Lorena Isais, McKinley School
Sanober Kanjee, Victoria Soto High School
Jessica King, Bradley University
April Lynch, Syracuse University
Kate McKay, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Luis Narvaez, Chicago Public Schools
Julie Nelson, Xavier University
Biana Rodriguez, Richard J. Daley College
Omar Solomon, Eastern Illinois University
Jennifer Stroh, Barrington High School
Josephine West, The Ohio State University
Elena Wilson, Trinity University

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