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Center Staff

Janice Parker, Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs
  

As the CASD's Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs, Janice functions as a liaison between the Center and mental health services consumers and/or people in recovery throughout the Chicagoland area, coordinating participatory action research activities of the center focused on care seeking, service use, and empowerment.


Janice's Bio:

Janice was educated in the Chicago Public School system, and attended Taylor Business Institute, majoring in computerized accounting. She has extensive training in customer service, and sales. She was a supervisor for Verizon customer service for 6 years, supervisor for MCI customer service for 4 years, and worked 10 years as a merchandise specifier for Sears infant, and toddler lines, in the buyers dept. at Sears Tower.


She is the mother of two sons. Eldest son Tony has worked for the Chicago Public School system for over 10 years, and the youngest Jeffery is currently a student at Triton University in Chicago. Janice was diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder over 15 years ago after living thru a physical, and mentally abusive marriage. After struggling many years with her illness, she has since returned to the working world, making the wellness of other consumers like herself, her priority.


Janice can be reached by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by phone at (312)567-7969.


Kristin Sokol, CASD Project Coordinator

As the CASD's Project Coordinator, Kristin is responsible for budget development and management, meeting facilitation and documentation, coordination of proposal submission related to the mission of the Center, website development and maintenance, and ensuring compliance with human subjects research protocols.


In addition to her work for the Center, Kristin is a graduate student at the Illinois Institute of Technology in the College of Psychology. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling Education and her research interests are closely alligned with those of the Center.


Kristin can be reached by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by phone at (312)567-5246.


Mandy Fong, Administrative Assistant

As the CASD's Administrative Assistant, Mandy is responsible for handling inquiries, purchase of office equipment and supplies, creating and modifying documents, performing clerical duties including copying, faxing, mailing and filing, and other administrative activities as assigned.


In addition to her work for the Center, Mandy is a graduate student at the Illinois Institute of Technology in the College of Psychology. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Rehabilitation Track) and some of her research interests are closely aligned with those of the Center.

 

Mandy can be reached by email by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by phone at (312) 567-7963.

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