Gina Mandros Named Easter Seals Community President
Peoria - Bloomington, February 19, 2015 – Easter Seals Central Illinois announces Gina Mandros as Community President for the Bloomington Center. Mandros replaces David Bateman, who retired from Easter Seals last month. In this position, Mandros will be responsible for community engagement, development efforts and leadership of the Bloomington Advisory Board. She joined the Easter Seals team in September of 2014 as the Vice President for Development in Bloomington.
Mandros states of her new position, “I am honored to fulfill this role. David Bateman was a remarkable leader and advocate for children with disabilities. Every day, children at Easter Seals make progress toward their goals. Together, we will continue David’s exuberance for progress and champion the abilities of our kids to help each child reach their full potential.”
Mandros has a passion for human services and has devoted her professional career working with non-profits to raise awareness, resources and impact. She is a graduate of Illinois State University and is committed to this community. She is a member of the Bloomington-Normal Sunrise Rotary and serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club Board of Bloomington-Normal and the Children’s Discovery Museum Foundation.
In other employment news, Jamie Hollis has been named Director of Programs and Administrative Services for the Peoria Center. In her new role, Hollis will be responsible for the administration of agency-wide autism services, The P.L.A.Y. Project®, Developmental Therapy, and program support staff at the Peoria Center. Hollis has been with Easter Seals seven years.
Carla Morris was named Director of Counseling Services, overseeing the expansion of high-quality individual and group counseling services and related therapeutic strategies throughout the Easter Seals organization. Morris has been with Easter Seals eleven years.