Our Team

JOIN HANDS STAFF

Ja’Shira Savannah
Executive Director, LDT

Muriel Shackelford
Senior Advisor and Education Advocacy Director
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Temiro Handy
Dream Path Family Mentoring, Education Advocacy and Ubuntu Center Coordinator
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Sheila Burton
Managing Director, Ubuntu Center for Peace Director
Join Hands ESL Founder & Former Executive Director

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Vanessa Wright
Dream Path Teen Manager
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Balnetta Crawford
Ubuntu Center Receptionist
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Abby Cole
Assistant Managing Director, Director of Development
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Thelma

Thelma McDougle
Clean Queen

JOIN HANDS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Madonna Aldridge
Illinois Department of Revenue, Collector

Joseph Bante, Vice President
Rogers, Sevastianos & Bante, Attorney

Ross Buehler
The Lampin Law Firm, Attorney

Leonard Cruise
East St. Louis High, Education Campus Director

Judge Ellen Dauber, President
Retired Judge

Kathleen Davis, Secretary
Self Employed, Counselor

Brian Krauss
Retired CPA

William O’Brien
World Wide Technology, Director- Global Business

Jorie O’Malley
Homemaker

Lee Reese
St. Clair County Workforce, Development Program Coordinator

Donna Schnieders, Treasurer
Rubin Brown, CPA

Diane Sonneman
St. Augustine of Hippo Church, Faith Life Coordinator

Jeremy Watson
Hotel Manager

Chea Wyatt
School District 189, Licensed Social Worker

JOIN HANDS VOLUNTEERS

 

Join Hands ESL has approximately 150 active volunteers that helps us staff our various programs. These include our youth programs, Girls Clubs and Boys Clubs, our Dream Path Teen and Family Mentoring Programs and the Ubuntu Center. Volunteers also help us with administration, our back to school back pack program, our Christmas program and fundraising. Volunteers make our work possible! If you are interested in volunteering please contact us!