Newly appointed Executive Director of the Upper Room comes with experience as a Special Education Teacher, Behavior Manager/Consultant, Supervisor/Coordinator, Principal, Assistant Director and Executive Director of a Special Education Cooperative serving six school districts in the western suburbs of Chicago.
Dr. Terry Smith, Psy.D
Founder of the Will County Crisis Hotline and Upper Room Catholic Hotlines. She has a Ph.D in Law, Policy and Society. She is currently celebrating 50 years of hotline experience and consulting.
Sister Mary Frances Seeley, OSF, Ph.D.
President and Special Advisor
Will County Attorney and past Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Will County for 13 years. He is also a past President of both the Joliet Rotary and the Will County Bar Association. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the University of St. Francis and is Chair of the Joliet Catholic Diocese Review Board.
Robert J. Baron, JD
Philip J Barone
Past State Deputy- Knights of Columbus-Illinois
Retired Director of Accounting and Support Services for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Retired Technician for AT&T Telecommunications Company
Serves on the Board of Directors for Special Camps for Special Citizens-Illinois
Trustee for Fr Michael J McGivney Charitable Trust Fund
Chairman-Finance Council St John the Baptist Parish
Past President Parish Council-St John the Baptist Parish
Philip J. Barone
Charles Beutel is actively involved in Catholic organizations.
Past memberships include Joliet Catholic Diocesan School Board, St. Paul the Apostle School Board, Joliet Catholic Academy Board, Chicago Area Catholic Colleges & Universities, and St. John the Baptist Parish Council and Finance committee.
Vice President Emeritus at the University of St. Francis
Jeff Budz, president/principal of Joliet Catholic Academy (JCA), is a 2015 graduate of University of St. Francis. He also serves as an Upper Room's Marketing Commitee member.
Jeff Budz, Ed.D
Mel. A. Gray, Jr.
Retired CFO of Modern Builders Industrial Concrete Company
Chairman of Will County Carpenters 174 Pension Fund Board of Trustees
Past President and current board member of Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra
Financial Audit Committee member of the Upper Room
Former Treasurer of Joliet Rotary Club
Former board member of Guardian Angel Home
Mel A. Gray, Jr.
Jean Haas is an Online Marketer and Internet Business Owner, Online Video Educator through online classes for the past 20 years.
Director of Marketing and Development
John Leach, Emeritus
Rev. James Lennon
Marjorie Marion has been associated many years with the University of St. Francis as Associate Professor of English, Director of Continuing Education, and Dean of the Faculty.