I am not a veteran, but I am the granddaughter, niece, and cousin of veterans from several different wartime periods. However, I was called to serve in a different way. I have been in Healthcare for over 25 years. I have worked in several areas; from providing compassionate, direct patient care in a hospital setting, to providing understanding, guidance, and explanation of health insurance benefits in this constantly changing world that we live in. I have evolved professionally in such a way that my main focus is to be the advocate for those I serve. After years in healthcare, I decided to change pace and accept a position with the Will County Veterans Assistance Commission as a Veteran Service Officer. Working with veterans has allowed me to give back to those who have served our country in a way I never dreamed possible. I approach every day as an opportunity to learn something new from the wonderful men and women I work with and serve. I have learned to take my years of experience in healthcare, and build upon it with the knowledge and experience I gain working at the WCVAC. My ultimate goal is to reassure every veteran I work with that I am here for them. They are always my highest priority. I look forward to the future and every new experience I am privileged to be a part of in this office.