About Our Team

IVCIL has a powerful Mission Statement. The staff here are mission-focused and caring. We are passionate about helping people with disabilities and their families achieve their goals. IVCIL’s programs are driven by your needs and we will assist you with creating a plan that is entirely unique to you and your family’s needs. We are here to provide support, services and programs to bridge the gap from dependence to independence.

IVCIL staff strives to do our best to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere where our consumers can build the skills and confidence they need to live the life they choose. That is our mission and our pledge to you. 


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Executive Director

Sarah Stasik

Associate Director

Tessa Mahoney

Independent Living Coordinator

Beth Townsend

Resource Coordinator

Marie Argubright

Youth Services Coordinator

Kayleigh Parham

Youth Transition Coordinator

Laura Moyle

Personal Assistant Coordinator

Maggie Backes

Community Transition Coordinator

Beth Rockford

“Laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) happened because hundreds of thousands of persons with disabilities all over the country realized that we were being discriminated against and there were no laws to protect us. Each person worked in her or his own way to make these laws happen, and the combined effort brought success. Now we have the responsibility to work in our own ways to make these laws work for us or for our loved ones.”

Ann Ford, Former Executive Director for the Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living