Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month (except July) from 8:30-10:00am at the Champaign County Extension Service Auditorium, 801 North Country Fair Drive, Champaign, Illinois. See meeting schedule and list of monthly agency update presenters below.

Agency Updates 

Agency updates are scheduled for the first 20 minutes of every monthly meeting. If you would like to provide a presentation on your human service/nonprofit organization, e-mail Nancy White-Gibson, Human Services Council Vice-chair at:

Schedule of 2018 Presentations:

January 4: Sheri Williamson, MSW and Financial Wellness Educator presenting on financial literacy and understanding different cultural views on finances

2017 Presentations:

January 5: Heidi Gulbrandson from DCFS on Mandated Reporting, and Julie Munoz-Najar presented on the Autism Project
February 2: Andrea Rundell, Executive Director of YWCA, presented on Advocacy without jeopardizing 501(c) (3) status; and Nancy White–Gibson, U of I School of Social Work presented on U of I Social Work internship placements
March 2: Pat Babich-Smith, Counseling & Advocacy Manager at Family Service of Champaign County presented on the Senior Abuse and Neglect program located at Family Service of Champaign County
April 6: Wendy Bartlow Ph.D., Proposal Development and Community Outreach Specialist for the Center on Health, Aging and Disability presented on the Age Friendly Initiative in Champaign-Urbana
May 4: Shandra Summerville and Kathy Rhoads presented: Cultural Diversity Training & Cultural and Linguistic Appropriate Services (3 CEU’s available)
June 1:
September: Alice Kirby from Family Service – the Self-Help Book
October: Rob Dalhaus III, Executive Director of CU at Home – Overview of services at CU at Home; Sheryl Palmer, Pastor Faith United Methodist Church & Administrative Oversight of the Men’s Emergency Winter Shelter – Overview of last year’s operation and what to expect this coming winter; Rebecca Woodward, Community Services Program Manager at RPC – Overview of Emergency Shelter for Families including services, and eligibility.
November:  Gloria Yen and Christopher Di Franco – YMCA’s New American Welcome Centers
December: Whitney Greger, MPH, Health Education Program Coordinator and Joe Trotter, Prevention Lead Agent at Champaign-Urbana Public Health District presented  on PROMPT (Partnership to Reduce Opiate Mortality & Promote Training

2016 Presentations:

January: Kristen Bosch, Eastern Illinois Foodbank
February: PACE, Dylan Boot
March: Community Elements
April: Champaign Park District, Chelsea Norton
May: Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, Wayne Duke
June:  Discussion on topics for next year
July: No meeting in July
August: No meeting in August
September: Ice Breaker Membership Introductions
October: Gordy Hulton, Champaign County Clerk
November: Michelle Roberts, Program Director at Parkland College for Occupational Therapy Program; Celeste Blodgett from Rosecrance on the Re-entry Council; Angie Adams Martin and Patty Sharp from Cunningham Children’s Home
December: Sheri Williamson, Education & Outreach Support Specialist, USFSCO Student Money Management Center

2015 Presentations:

January 8, 2015: Ann Ambrose from Crisis Nursery
February 5, 2015: Andy Kulczycki from Community Service Center of Northern Champaign County
March 4, 2015: Kathy Rhodes from Circle of Friends Adult Day Center
April 2015:  Sue Keller from National Alliance on Mental Illness
May 2015: Joy George from Prairie Land Conflict Mediation Center
June 2015: Ann Ambrose from Crisis Nursery
July and August 2015: NO MEETING
September 3, 2015: Senator Scott Bennett
October 2015: Judy Brown from The Pavilion
November 2015:
December 2015: Speed Networking Event

2014 Presentations:

January 2014:  NO MEETING
February 6, 2014:  Nancy Greenwalt from Promise Healthcare/Frances Nelson/Smile Healthy
March 6, 2014:  Ann Ambrose and Amanda Murphy from Crisis Nursery
April 3, 2014:  Julie Munoz-Najar from U of I Extension, EFNEP – Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program
May 1, 2014: Teri McKean from ABC Counseling
June 5, 2014: Margaret Camp-Blair/Donna Camp from Wesley Evening Food Pantry and Wesley Pantry at Parkland
July 3, 2014: NO MEETING August 7, 2014: Brandon Meline from C-U Public Health District September 4, 2014: United Way of Champaign County – 211 System Update
October 2, 2014: Jean Algee from Courage Connection
November 6, 2014: Esther Patt from C-U Tenant Union
December 4, 2014: Adani Sanchez from Health Care Consumers

2013 Presentations:

January 3, 2013: Corbin Dixon from Planned Parenthood
February 7, 2013: Lauren Albanese from Illini Christian Ministries
March 7, 2013: Otis Williams from Parkland College
April 4, 2013: Karen Pickard from Daily Bread Soup Kitchen
May 2, 2013: Paul Donohue from Presence Covenant Foundation
June, 2013: Teri McCarthy from State Representative Naomi Jakobsson’s office
July, 2013: No July Meeting
August, 2013: Brandon Keith from Family Service: Retired Senior and Volunteer Program September, 2013: Jen Tayabji and Crissy Turino from Champaign County Health Care Consumers
October 2013: Shandra Summerville from ACCESS Initiative/Cultural & Linguistically Appropriate Standards
November 2013: Christine Bruns from The Pavilion
December 2013: Chelsey Byers from U of I Extension