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EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin at Platteville - B.S. in Education

 

EXPERIENCE
Presently: DeKalb County Circuit Clerk - elected 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016
Formerly: DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office and Creston School District

 

FAMILY
Married to Russ Josh. Four Children, Twelve Grandchildren

 

CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS
President - Northeast Illinois Circuit Clerk's Association - 1989 to Present
Illinois Association of Circuit Court Clerks, Member of Executive Board & Legislative Committee
DeKalb County Bar Association
Supreme Court Appointment to e-Business Policy Advisory Board Technical Committee
Supreme Court Appointment to Statutory Court Fee Task Force
Ad-hoc Technical Sub-committee of Access to Justice Commission Forms Committee
E-filing Citation Committee
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority – 2015 to Present
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Audit Committee – 2016 to Present
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Ad-hoc Victim Services Planning Committee – 2016 to Present
Access to Justice Commission's Court Guidance and Training Committee – 2016 to Present
Crime Victim and Witness Notification Advisory Committee - Appointed by Attorney General Jim Ryan & Attorney General Lisa Madigan
- Co-Chair for VINE Implementation
Circuit Clerk Mentor Program
National Association for Court Management
St. Mary's Church, Sycamore
Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation
Sycamore Chamber of Commerce
National Federation of Republican Women
DeKalb County Republican Party
DeKalb County Republican Women

 

PAST MEMBERSHIPS
President - Northeast Illinois Circuit Clerk's Association - 1989 to Present
Illinois Association of Circuit Court Clerks, Member of Executive Board & Legislative Committee
DeKalb County Bar Association
Supreme Court Appointment to e-Business Policy Advisory Board Technical Committee
Supreme Court Appointment to Statutory Court Fee Task Force
Ad-hoc Technical Sub-committee of Access to Justice Commission Forms Committee
E-filing Citation Committee
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority – 2015 to Present
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Audit Committee – 2016 to Present
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Ad-hoc Victim Services Planning Committee – 2016 to Present
Access to Justice Commission's Court Guidance and Training Committee – 2016 to Present
Crime Victim and Witness Notification Advisory Committee - Appointed by Attorney General Jim Ryan & Attorney General Lisa Madigan
- Co-Chair for VINE Implementation
Circuit Clerk Mentor Program
National Association for Court Management
St. Mary's Church, Sycamore
Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation
Sycamore Chamber of Commerce
National Federation of Republican Women
DeKalb County Republican Party
DeKalb County Republican Women

 

VOLUNTEER WORK AND AWARDS
NIU College of Law Alumni Council's Public Service Award - 2013
Circuit Clerk of the Year – 1999, 2002, 2004 & 2015
Invironments magazine Advisory Board - 2008 to present
Friend of Education Award from Sycamore School District
1999, 2002 & 2004 Nominee for County Official of the Year
Volunteer for American Cancer Society
TAILS Humane Society Board Member - 2008 to 2015
Volunteer for American Heart Association
Volunteer for NIRIS - Reading and Working with the Blind
Volunteer for Volunteer Action Center (VAC) - Meals on Wheels
Girl Scout Leader and Sponsor for Sycamore Girl Scout Troop
Panelist for the Kishwaukee College Women in Government
Guest Speaker for Northern Illinois University Political Science and Government Classes
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Co-Chair of Republican Lincoln Day Dinner
Relay for Life Speaker & Sponsor
Reader and guest speaker at area schools

 

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