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Meet our Parent Guides who are located all over our state.

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Anita Cervantes-Bowen

Senior Parent Guide

Anita is the mother of four children who are deaf or hard of hearing. She assists families as our Lead Deaf Parent Guide and is a Board Member of IL Hands & Voices. Anita and her family live in McLean County.

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Ramona Martin

Senior Parent Guide

Ramona is the mother of four children two who are hard of hearing.  She is a Board Member for IL Hands & Voices.  Ramona and her family live in Sangamon County.

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Corie Fulton

Senior Parent Guide

Corie is the mother of two children, one who is deaf.  Corie and her family live in Menard County.

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Megan Christoffel

Lead Parent Guide

Megan is the mother of three children, one who is hard of hearing.  Megan and her family live in Will County.

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Giovanna (Ganna) Turovets

Parent Guide

Ganna is the mother of three children all of whom are deaf.  She assists families as both parent guide and deaf/hard of hearing guide.  Ganna lives with her family in Cook County.

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Hanna Swearinger

Parent Guide

Hanna is the mother of two children, one who is hard of hearing.  Hanna lives in Tazewell County.

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Lloyd Baker

Parent Guide

Lloyd is the father of two children, one who is hard of hearing.  Lloyd lives with his family in Massac County.

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Alicia Aaron

Lead Parent Guide

​Alicia is the mother of two children one who is hard of hearing. Alicia and her family live in Cook County.

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Sarah Esparza

Senior Parent Guide

Sarah is the mother of one child who is hard of hearing. Sarah and her family live in Will County.

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Maira Nava

Senior Parent Guide

Maira is the mother of two children, one who is deaf.  She assists families as one of our Spanish speaking Parent Guides.  Maira and her family live in DuPage County.

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Elsa Huerta

Parent Guide

Elsa is the mother of three children, one who is deaf/hard of hearing.  She assists families as one of our Spanish speaking Parent Guides.  Elsa and her family live in Cook County.

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Crystal Rico

Parent Guide

Crystal is the mother of one child who is hard of hearing.  Crystal and her family live in Cook County.

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Lace Mandrell

Parent Guide

Lace is the mother of two children one who is deaf.  She assists families as both parent guide and deaf/hard of hearing guide. Lace lives with her family in McLean County.

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Reyna Garcia

Parent Guide

Reyna is the mother of three children, one who is hard of hearing.  She assists families as one of our Spanish speaking Parent Guides.  Reyna lives in DuPage County with her family.

Meet our Specialists who serve our entire state.

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Kelley Hemesath

Lost to Follow-Up Specialist

Kelley is the mother of two children one who is deaf. Kelley and her family live in St. Clair County.

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Jaclyn Urbanski

Transition Specialist

Jaclyn is the mother of three children one who is deaf. She is also a Board Member of IL Hands & Voices. Jaclyn and her family live in Lake County.

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CONTACT US:

 

phone:  224-343-1873

email:  ilhvgbys@gmail.com 

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