Julie grew up in Henderson County. An education major at Monmouth College, she went back to school and spent 25 years in the medical field. After welcoming countless babies into the world, Julie now welcomes the community into the Family Outreach Community Center. She has volunteered in the community by helping with the school district's literacy program, the Alzheimer's Association, Relay for Life, Reach to Recovery, Des Moines County Historical Society, religious education and has been a Hospice volunteer since 1995. She is Mom to Cassidy, Dylan and Evan, and owned by 2 senior chihuahuas, Skippy and Lola.
"I'm excited to be back in the county that I grew up in. It's been fun getting reaquainted with the friendly people of Henderson County. If I haven't met you, please stop in and introduce yourself! If we are already friends, please come in and say hi!"
Jennifer was raised in Beardstown and Pekin, IL. Previously, Jennifer was a tax preparer for H&R Block. She has extended her service in 2019, and has been promoted to a VISTA Leader. She is excited to expand her responsibilities in our community and the state os Illinois. She lives in Stronghurst with her children Becca, Bryce and Brooklynn, her husband Daniel, and their 2 cats and dog. FOCC is happy to have Jen as our Food Security Coordinator.
Cheyeanne grew up in New London, IA and Stronghurst, where she graduated from West Central High School. She worked for 7 years as a CNA at Oak Lane and Blair House before becoming part of our team. Cheyeanne lives on a small hobby farm south of Stronghurst with her daughter Eva and her boyfriend. In her role of Food Initiative Coordinator, Cheyeanne makes sure backpacks are filled with food for 70 students that might otherwise go without on weekends.
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Chair: Travis Pence Stronghurst, IL Stronghurst Collision & Refinish
Director Dan Potts Biggsville, IL Crop Insurance Specialist
Director Kevin Geary Oquawka, IL Advanced Realty Consultants
Director Meredith Alexander Biggsville, IL Buzzard Glory Farm
Director Melissa Livermore Stronghurst, IL Livermore Farms