 Author—Crossing the Line: Taking Steps to End Homelessness
 Award-Winning Filmmaker— My Own Four Walls; on the edge: Family Homelessness in America; REACH; Littlest Nomads; Worn Out Welcome Mat, films about homeless families/youth in TX, KS, OR, ID, WA, NH, NJ, HI
 Editor/photographer—The Charlie Book: 60 Ways to Help Homeless Kids
 Activist, homelessness issues

2005-present HEAR US Inc. Naperville, IL, President and Founder
national advocacy organization to give voice & visibility to homeless children & youth.
2003-2005 PROJECT REACH, 8 suburban counties outside Chicago, Founder and Director
lead liaison for McKinney-Vento implementation
1990–2003 Hesed House & Public Action to Deliver Shelter, Aurora, IL, Associate Director and
Program Director (Center for ministry to very poor and homeless persons)

Professional Affiliations Friends of Imiliwaha NFP (founding member, board of directors)

BA, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Family Homelessness
Youth Homelessness
Homeless Education Laws and Policies
Personal Interests
Interests Photography/videography, travel, reading, disc golf, kayaking, hot air ballooning