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SWSRA Administrative Team

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Executive Director: Nicolette Lahman

Nicolette Lahman, Executive Director for SWSRA 

Nicolette most recently worked as the Executive Director for Covenant Ability Network of Illinois and has held previous leadership positions at Clearbrook. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Deafness Rehabilitation from Northern Illinois University.  We are excited and proud to introduce Nicolette to our communities.   

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Business Manager: Dawn Kehoe

I am the Business Manager at SWSRA.  My Major in High School was Business.  I furthered my education at the American Institute of Banking with Certificates of Accounting 1, Basic Supervision and Supervision & The Law.  I enjoy working at SWSRA as I am able to perform Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Payroll job functions which I enjoy the most.  My favorite part is in knowing my work efforts benefit our Participants and their Families who make it all worthwhile. 

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Superintendent of Recreation: Marina Uher, CTRS

I am the Superintendent of Recreation at SWSRA.  In Spring of 2019, I graduated from the University of St. Francis with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation and Sports Management with a concentration in Recreation Therapy.  Upon graduation, I became a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). The best part of working at SWSRA is being able to watch the participants grow through meaningful activities.

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Recreation Supervisor: Brittany Izzo

I am a Recreation Supervisor at SWSRA.  I graduated from the University of Saint Francis with a degree in Recreation and Sports Management with a concentration in Recreation Therapy in the Fall of 2020.  My favorite part of working at SWSRA is being able to provide creative activities and being able to engage with the participants at the same time. 

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Recreation Supervisor: Tina Izzo-Delbovo

I am a Recreation Supervisor at SWSRA.  My passion for working in special recreation began when I volunteered for an SRA which led to other positions in SRA's and interning for Special Olympics of Illinois.  In 2021, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation.  I truly love this field of work because of all the love and positivity that I am constantly surrounded by.  Seeing the growth within the participants truly humbles me and of course, I love making new relationships with the participants and their families!

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Office Clerk: Patti Swiney

I am the Office Clerk at SWSRA.  I graduated from St. Xavier University with a Bachelor's Degree with a major in Accounting.  My favorite part of working at SWSRA is helping our participants register for Programs and Special Events.  Being able to interact with participants when I sub for VIrtual Programs is always a highlight to my day!

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Maintenance & Vehicle Coordinator: John Bedore

John Bedore has been SWSRA’s Vehicle Coordinator for many years. He maintains the fleet, does regular checks, and makes sure they are running safely and properly.

PR/Marketing - Outreach Coordinator: VACANT

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