Category - About

Meet the Staff of ICOY

The Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY) team holds a wealth of experiences and expertise in the systems that affect and support children, youth, and families. Each ICOY staff member brings to the table a passion for the well-being of children and youth and for the advancement of best practices on the individual, community, and systemic levels.

Senior Manager of Technology and Quality Assurance


Director of Marketing and Communications


Community Relations and Marketing Manager

Senior Trauma Specialist


Training Coordinator for Trauma Initiatives

Chief Programs Officer

Program Coordinator

Prevention and Intervention Manager - CCBYS and Homeless Youth

Prevention and Intervention Intern


Chief Executive Officer

Policy Analyst


Director of Operations


Director of Trauma Initiatives


Administrative Assistant


Juvenile Justice Manager


Director of Training and Program Development

Assistant Executive Director

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Policy Intern

Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs


Prevention & Intervention Manager - Illinois Youth Investment Program & CYS


Senior Trauma Specialist

Senior Policy Analyst


Programs Intern

Trauma Specialist

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Compliance Monitor


Director of Prevention and Intervention Services


Prevention and Intervention Manager - Redeploy Illinois

Meet the R.E.A.L. Staff

Rising. Elevating. And. Leading. Youth Initiative (R.E.A.L.) is an unassociated group facilitated by previously incarcerated young people. It is a youth-led, peer-mentor resource hub which addresses the trauma and PTSD of incarceration and post-incarceration community re-entry. R.E.A.L. founders Denzel Burke and Destine Phillips work with young people to address these issues with community education, professional development, and the arts. In addition, they use peace circles for conflict resolution. ICOY is supporting and working with them to ensure they can become a successful standalone 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the future.

Learn more about R.E.A.L. on our blog or visit their website to stay up to date on their current events.


R.E.A.L. Youth Initiative Co-Founder


R.E.A.L. Youth Initiative Co-Founder

Interested in working at ICOY? Learn more on our Careers page!