Ashley C.

Ashley C.

Ashley has been with NICIL since May of 2023 as the Independent Living program coordinator. As ILP coordinator, she empowers people with disabilities to attain new skills and techniques, so they can participate in daily living, recreational/social opportunities, and vocational/volunteering activities. Ashley is from Sterling, Illinois and enjoys spending time with her fiancé and two […]


Lindsey Pistole is the VP of Retail for Sauk Valley Bank in Sterling, IL where she has been employed for the last 7 years. Lindsey is a graduate of Western Illinois University, where she majored in Hospitality Management. Lindsey currently lives in Walnut, IL with her husband and three lovely pups. Lindsey is currently also […]


Christine Mitchell has been part of the NICIL Board of Directors since 2017. She currently holds the position of Secretary/Treasurer, and continually learns new things about our wonderful organization through that role. Chris is also Vice President of Business Services at Sauk Valley Bank and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family during her […]


Mary has been a member of the NICIL Board of Directors since 2012, and is currently serving as Board President.  She is dedicated to serving the Sauk Valley community and is a strong advocate for disability awareness. She is retired from WSDR/WSSQ/WZZT where she worked in the newsroom for over two decades serving as both […]


Having been a member of the NICIL Board of Directors for over 7 years, Kelli currently serves as Vice President. Kelli grew up in the Sauk Valley area and returned in 2011. She received a Bachelor’s in Social work in 2010 and a Master’s in Social Work in 2011 from Aurora University with a focus […]


Chris started at NICIL in June 2022, through BEST Inc. As the Receptionist she welcomes visitors, answers the phone, and makes outgoing calls as needed to support the Coordinators. Chris also helps with running PA (Personal Assistant) lists, sending them out to the consumers, and assisting with PA update calls. She is active in her […]

Ashley D.

Ashley has been with NICIL since December of 2021. As the Grant Coordinator, she coordinates activities for a 2-year Health and Wellness grant. Ashley assists with a little bit of case management, including monthly check-in calls and she also goes to network meetings to learn about what other organizations in our 5 counties offer for […]


Tim joined NICIL 2022 and is currently the CRP and PA Coordinator at Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living (NICIL). Tim is originally from Sterling. He graduated from DePaul University with his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He graduated from Quincy University with his Master of Science degree in Special Education and from Northern Illinois University […]


Dorie joined the NICIL team in 2019 as Fiscal Manager. She previously worked as Senior Financial Analyst for an international manufacturing company prior to that as a Certified Internal Auditor for a Fortune 100 company. In her free time she enjoy crocheting, spending time with her family and friends, as well as serving on her […]


Bethany has been with NICIL for five (5) years. As the Center Coordinator she is one of the first people individuals speak with when determining if NICIL is the right service provider for them. She helps manage the day-to-day events in the office along with providing case management services, helping with Individual Education Plan (IEP) […]