Tracy Wright


Years of Service: 28

Previous Work: Adult Services Secretary, Employment Specialist, Case Coordinator, Case Manager, Vice President of Community Services - all at Gateway Services, Medical Records Supervisor, Secretary

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University in 2008

Mandi Johnson


Years of Service: 24

Previous Work: Accounting Assistant - Gateway Services, Josten's, and Eakas

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Warren National University in 2008

Amber Biddix

Director of Transportation

Years of Service: 10

Previous Work: Quality Assurance Coordinator, Developmental Training Team Supervisor, Direct Support Professional  - all at Gateway Services; management at Pizza Hut, 2003 - 2009.

Education:  Attended Illinois Valley Community College

Jene Kinsley

Director of Residential Services

Years of Service: 31

Previous Work: Lead Trainer, Team Coordinator, Case Manager, Special Projects Coordinator - all at Gateway Services

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services Management from University of Phoenix in 2013

Tawnya Marciniak

Director of Community Services

Years of Service:  12

Previous Work:  Community Employment Services, Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP), Assistant Developmental Training (DT) Director, and Home-Based Support Services Coordinator at Ottawa Friendship House; QIDP and DT Supervisor at Gateway Services   

Education:  Bachelor of Science Degree from Lincoln College and Illinois State University in 2003

Shannon Merkel

Director of Human Resources

Years of Service: 10

Previous Work: Marketing Specialist, Social Services/Admission Director, and Parent/Student Interventionist

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Relationships from Illinois State University in 2003

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