What We’ve Done

Addison (400+ officers from 25 departments)
Arlington Heights Police Department
Berwyn Police Department
Bolingbrook Police Department
Carol Stream Fire Department EMTs
Chicago Police Department
DuPage County Chiefs of Police Association Seminar
DuPage County Police Chiefs’ Secretaries Association, Lisle, IL
DuPage County Sheriff’s SWAT Team
Elmhurst Police Department
Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency (IRMA)
Itasca Police Department
Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office
Lisle Police Department
Lombard Police Department
Morris Police Department
Naperville Police Department
Oak Park Police and Fire Departments
Tri-River Police Training Region, Joliet, IL
Westmont Police Department
CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training Locations
Arlington Heights
Cook County
Downers Grove
Mount Prospect
Oak Brook
Oak Forest (Cook County Sheriff’s Police)
Oak Park
Orland Park
Park Ridge
St. Charles

International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) 2014 Conference
Instructor: “Essentials of Teaching Mental Health Awareness”

Benedictine University, Lisle, RN to BSN
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, RN students
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL
Elgin Mental Health Center, Elgin, IL
Elmhurst Hospital, Elmhurst, IL
Glen Oaks Hospital, Glendale Heights, IL
Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, IL
Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, IL
The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Linden Oaks Hospital, Naperville, IL
National Network of Psychiatric Educators, Chicago, IL
Riveredge Hospital, Forest Park, IL
Triton College, River Forest, RN to BSN
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana-Champaign, IL
West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park, IL

Illinois Library Association Convention, Rosemont, IL

Addison Public Library
Algonquin Area Public Library
Antioch Public Library District
ATLAS Consortium, New Lenox, IL
Aurora Public Library
Bolingbrook Public Library
Elmhurst Public Library
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Indian Prairie Public Library
Naperville Public Library
Plainfield Public Library
St. Charles Public Library
Warren-Newport Public Library District

Circuit Counselors, Carol Stream, IL
Community Presbyterian Church, Clarendon Hills, IL
DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church, Naperville, IL
First Baptist Church, Clarendon Hills, IL
First Congregational Church, Glen Ellyn, IL
First Congregational UCC, Downers Grove, IL
First Presbyterian Church, Wheaton, IL
First United Methodist Church, Downers Grove, IL
First United Methodist Church, Glen Ellyn, IL
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Naperville, IL
Highland Fellowship Church, Elgin, IL
Missouri Synod Northern Illinois District Counselors, Hinsdale, IL
Northern Illinois District Parish Nurse Network, Yorkville, IL
Our Savior Lutheran Church, Carol Stream, IL
Parkview Community Church, Glen Ellyn, IL
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hinsdale, IL
St. Margaret and Mary Catholic Church, Naperville, IL
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wheaton, IL
Trinity Lutheran Church, Roselle, IL
Union Church of Hinsdale, Hinsdale, IL
Walk-In Ministry of Hope, Downers Grove, IL

Center for Independent Living, Glen Ellyn, IL
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Wheaton, IL
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Fox Valley, Winfield, IL
Domestic Violence Services of Lake County, Waukegan, IL
DuPage Home Ownership Center, Wheaton, IL
Infant Welfare Society, Glen Ellyn, IL
Jr. Women’s Club, Glen Ellyn, IL
Kiwanis Club, Naperville, IL
“Let’s Start The Conversation On Mental Health”, Carol Stream, IL
Lutheran Social Services, Villa Park, IL
PADS, Downers Grove, IL
People’s Resource Center, Wheaton, IL
Teen Parent Connection, Glen Ellyn, IL
Visiting Angles, South Elgin
Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA), Carol Stream, IL
WYCA, Glen Ellyn, IL
Lions Club

  • Downers Grove
  • Naperville

Rotary Clubs

  • Carol Stream, IL
  • Darien, IL
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • Lombard, IL
  • Naperville, IL
  • Wheaton, IL

Aurora University, Aurora, IL
Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
Harper College, Palatine, IL
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL
National Louis University, Lisle, IL
National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL
North Central College, Naperville, IL
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Triton College, River Grove, IL
University of Illinois, Naperville, IL
Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Division of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) Illinois State Conference, Chicago, IL

Illinois Library Association Conference, Rosemont, IL (Presentation 2013)
Illinois Library Association Conference, Rosemont, IL (Exhibitor 2014)

Illinois Association of School Nurses State Conference DuPage Valley Division, Lisle, IL

NAMI National Conference:

  • Chicago, IL
  • Orlando, FL

NAMI Illinois State Conference:

  • Itasca, IL
  • Lisle, IL
  • Springfield, IL
  • Warrenville, IL

NAMI Wisconsin State Conference, Racine, WI

Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL
BP, Naperville, IL
Bristol-Myers Squibb Advocacy Network Teleconference Series
Division of Employment Security – Veterans, Lombard, IL
Fermilab, Warrenville, IL
Illinois Department of Human Services, Downers Grove, IL
International Harvester Company, Warrenville, IL
Lucent Technologies, Naperville, IL
McHenry County Mental Health Board, Crystal Lake, IL
Office Max Inc., Naperville, IL
West Suburban Job Council, Wheaton, IL
WorkNet DuPage, Wheaton, IL


  • Chicago Tribune
  • The Hospital Guide: What Families Need to Know About Mental Health Treatment (co-authored – NAMI Illinois & NAMI DuPage)
  • Illinois School Board Journal
  • The Lutheran Witness Magazine
  • My Suburban Life
  • Naperville Sun (Sun Times publication)


  • “Changing Stigmatizing Perceptions and Recollections About Mental Illness: The Effects of NAMI’s In Our Own Voice.” Community Mental Health Journal, 46, 517-522. Corrigan, P.W., Rafacz, J.D., Hautamaki, J., Walton, J., Rusch, N., Rao, D., Doyle, P., O’Brien, S., Pryor, J., & Reeder, G.(2010).


  • WLKB, 1360 AM – Suicide Prevention Program
  • WMBI, 90.1 FM – Midday Connection


  • “Chat with the Mayor”, Wheaton, IL
  • Issue Forum, Chicago Access Network TV
  • WGN News
  • “Wheaton Live!”, Wheaton, IL