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 fiancĂ© and two […]


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) […]


Emily has been with NICIL for 15 years and has held many roles over the years.  She recently became the Executive Director at NICIL and also coordinates our Fast Track and Youth Services Program. As Executive Director, she works with Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL), Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois (SILC), […]