Meet Our Team

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Patricia

Kamienski

Director

Pat has been part of the JumpStart team for over 12 years and is currently the program director.  She coordinates the

day-to-day activities of the WIOA grant-funded program. Pat will identify, recruit and assess eligible participants, as well as initiate employer and academic outreach efforts.

 

Prior to joining JumpStart, Pat was Assistant Director of University Career Services at Northwestern University and Director of Career Services at Robert Morris University.  She holds a Master's Degree in Counselor Education, Career Development and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.

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Career Advisor

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Rachel

Anderson

Career Advisor

Rachel assists D207 students enrolled at Maine East  and Maine South High Schools, Maine Township Transition Program, Frost Academy and Oakton Community College to help them with their academic and employment goals. 

 

Prior to coming to JumpStart, Rachel worked at an alternative school as a classroom aide for children on the Autism Spectrum.

 

Rachel holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Early Childhood Education from Ripon College.

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Tyra

Nelson

Career Advisor

Rory Martin recently rejoined the JumpStart team after working at Oakton Community College as the Financial Aid Literacy Coordinator.  She is overjoyed to be back with District 207 utilizing her vast experience in order to best assist the students in the Jumpstart program.  Rory graduated from Concordia University with a Master's in School Counseling and holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Marquette University.

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Ann

Looby

Career Advisor

Ann advises in-school youth to help them reach their academic and career goals. Prior to joining JumpStart, Ann spent over 10 years in the investment industry, managing employees in a variety of roles, including sales, service and marketing.

 

Ann holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Norbert College.

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Diana Uribe

Administrative Assistant

Diana works directly with staff to maintain up to date paperwork and files.

Diana also assists with communicating with our spanish speaking families.

Before joining JumpStart, Diana was a secretary for a few family businesses. She was also a translator between employer and customer.

 

Diana has a Medical Coding Certificate from Oakton Community College.