Katy brings over 25 years of experience in multiple public sector settings, focusing on human resources and administrative management. Katy’s human resources areas of concentration have included organizational development, compensation, recruitment and retention and training and staff development.

The cornerstone of Katy’s career is with DuPage County Government and the DuPage County Health Department. At those organizations, she coordinated and participated in several agency-wide compensation studies utilizing and applying the Korn-Ferry (formally Hay Group) methodology. While working in public health, as Director of Organizational Development, Katy was directly responsible for the areas of quality improvement, compliance, and accreditation. In addition, she led agency wide initiatives focused on integrating services and improving client access to care. Some of these initiatives included: redesigning client intake processes, supporting the implementation of an electronic medical record and ensuring compliance with ACA requirements.

Most recently, she worked with Elgin Community College and the Forest Preserve District of Kane County. Both of these opportunities highlight Katy’s ability to engage and contribute to organizational effectiveness in a variety of public sector settings. Her broad depth of knowledge, professionalism, and approachable style have enabled her to build relationships at all levels within each organization and provide relevant, practical and valuable human resources support.

Katy’s philosophy on human resources and organizational development has always been that of a “business partner”, she truly enjoys working on solutions that help to support the operational needs of the organization.

Professional Education

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies from Elmhurst College
    Certificate in Marketing Analytics from Udacity

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Society for Human Resources (SHRM)
  • Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA)

Professional Development

  • SHRM-CP certified through the Society for Human Resources
  • Certified Time Management Trainer
  • Advanced Project Management

Professional Experience

Forest Preserve District of Kane County, Geneva, IL
• Director of Human Resources: 2020 – 2022

Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL
• Director of Compensation and Talent Acquisition: 2019 – 2020

DuPage County Health Department, Wheaton, IL
• Director of Organizational Development: 2014 – 2019
• Human Resources Manager: 2006 – 2014

DuPage County Government
• Interim Director of Human Resources: 2011
• Human Resources Manager: 2001 – 2006
• Human Resources Supervisor: 1999 – 2001
• Human Resources Generalist and Recruitment Specialist: 1993 – 1999