Your HISRA Staff
From here you can get to know a little bit about HISRA’s staff.
To learn more about our Staff Members, click on their name:
Katie has focused her career serving individuals with disabilities for over 20 years. In 2002, Katie joined HISRA as Executive Director. Since that time, Katie has overseen the addition of two park districts to HISRA’s service area, the creation of the Peoria Wildcats, the only wheelchair basketball team between Chicago and St. Louis, and has been instrumental in the Access the Experience event run in conjunction with the IHSA March Madness Experience. Katie has dual degrees in psychology and social work with a minor in political science from Bradley University. She lives in Peoria with her husband and daughter.
Sioban oversees HISRA’s night and weekend programing, Special Olympics Athletics, summer camps as well as inclusion services. Sioban graduated from Monmouth College in 2013, with dual degrees in both Psychology and Physical Education. Sioban began her career in Special Recreation in the Chicagoland area and relocated to the Peoria area in late 2014 once joining the HISRA team. She resides in Peoria with her husband and dog.
Since the summer of 2014, Ashlynn has worked various HISRA programs including Camp Free to Be, FOCUS, Special Olympics sports, and night and weekend programs. In 2015, she became HISRA’s administrative assistant. After that, Ashlynn accepted the position of our full time Administrative Assistant/Coordinator of Business Services in September of 2016. She now holds the title of HISRA’s Office Manager. Ashlynn graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Monmouth College in 2015.