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Parents Alliance Employment Project
PAEP employment services

Board of Directors

Parents Alliance Employment Project is governed by a Board of Directors representative of parents with children with disabilities, businesses that hire people with disabilities, financial and legal representatives and human service professionals. While the Board of Directors provides overall guidance and direction for the agency, Board and staff work cooperatively to carry out the mission, values and objectives of the agency.

Our Board of Directors:

Board Chairperson:
Gina Strafford-Ahmed, DuPage County Human Services

Board Vice-Chairperson:
Patricia Loy, Little Friends, Inc.

Laura Myers, Prairie State Legal Services

Board Members:

Kevin Bradley, Boeing Company

Steve Gustis, College of DuPage

Lisa Hilson, TH Hilson Company

Susan Paulson, Advanced Clinical Pharmacology

Rosalie Scrivo, Parent Representative

Success Story in the PAEP Family

Lisa Menichino, aunt of our own Lead Skills Trainer Kiersten Lira, had the honor of traveling to Austria for the 2017 Special Olympics World Games.

special olympics winner

She returned home with a gold medal in Cross Country for Team USA - congratulations!

Read the article at the Special Olympics website.


Business Champion of the Month: UPS in Addison, IL

UPS logoWith the holidays around the corner, look who is behind the scenes helping to assure you and your loved ones receive those packages!

UPS in Addison, IL has gone above and beyond in hiring our clients in the competitive workforce and giving them the opportunity to thrive. UPS employees have worked alongside our clients in guiding them to success and providing the utmost support.

PAEP and UPS supporting our clients
UPS Trainer Sarah Weiser, PAEP client Jared Muka, and PAEP Employment Specialist Kathy Konczak.

PAEP and UPS supporting our clients
PAEP client Grant Camper.

PAEP and UPS supporting our clients
PAEP client Brian Belmonte and PAEP Employment Specialist Kathy Konczak.

PAEP and UPS supporting our clients
PAEP Employment Specialist Miriam Henrikson and PAEP client Grant Camper.


Contact Us:

Parents Alliance Employment Project
2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 302
Lisle, IL 60532



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CARF logoCARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) has accredited Parents Alliance Employment Project for its Employment Services: Community Employment Services in Job Development, Job Supports, and Job Site Training Programs.

Parents Alliance works in partnership with the workNet
DuPage Career Center.

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PAEP does not provide direct services through this website; it is intended for informational purposes only.