If you have an interest in furthering the advancement of the status of persons with disabilities in Iroquois and Kankakee Counties and believe in the independent living philosophy, you may be a candidate for our Board. Options CIL’s Board has openings from time to time so please contact us if you want to find out more about Board opportunities or if you want a Board application form.
Options’ Board meets monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
Kay Jurica, President
Romero Lewis, Vice President
Dina Raymond, Co-Secretary
Jessica Corbus, Co-Secretary
Daniel Brough, Treasurer
Dan joined Options’ Board in 2012 and is an accountant with Raymond CPA Group, LLC. A life-long resident of Iroquois County, he resides in Clifton with his wife, Nicole. Dan has been an involved community partner and is a past participant in Relay for Life. He was a member of the Chebanse Township Fire Department from 1999-2019. He has volunteered as a statistician for the Kankakee Holiday Tournament since 1999 and has been on the Tournament Committee since 2004. Dan is a member of The Hundred Club of Kankakee County. Dan has umpired IHSA, IESA and NSA softball since 1999.
Dr. Jessica Corbus joined the Options CIL Board in 2013 and has been a physical therapist in the Kankakee area for over 22 years working in various settings, including acute care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, and outpatient. Her areas of interest are treating adult and geriatric patient populations with neurological, balance, vestibular disorders, and cardiovascular and pulmonary impairments at all levels of recovery.
She has been a physical therapy educator for 11 years, serving as the founding Program Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Kankakee Community College for eight years and currently as a University Lecturer in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Governors State University. She is passionate about volunteerism and helping her students also serve their communities by promoting an awareness of social responsibility, citizenship, and advocacy.
Jessica received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Northern Illinois University in 1998 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Governors State University in 2018. She also earned a Master of Organizational Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University in 2007. She is a member of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association.
She resides in Bourbonnais with her husband and three children. Her other interests include gardening, being outdoors camping and hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Kathryn (Kay) Fox Jurica
Kay joined Options CIL Board in 2016 and is owner of Home Helpers of Bourbonnais which provides care to seniors. Home Helpers has received numerous awards recognizing outstanding growth, client satisfaction, and employer of choice by the national Home Helpers organization.
She completed her education as a certified respiratory therapist at Kankakee Community College. She worked at Christ Hospital, Presence St. Mary’s Hospital and Riverside Medical Center.
She previously served on the boards of the Kankakee County Medical Society Alliance, the Women in Network organization, the Kankakee County Alzheimer’s Association and St. Joseph’s Church in Manteno. She now serves on the board of Options, Inc. and is a member of the local Business Networking, International. (BNI)
She and her husband have five grown children. She enjoys crocheting, traveling, and gardening.
Chris has been a part of Options CIL for a long time. He was one of the first youth to participate in our Youth Mentoring Program in 2006 and progressed within the group to become a Peer Mentor. Through this program, and through his own hard work and determination, Chris secured a position at the Bradley Public Library.
He enthusiastically accepted our invitation to join Options’ Advisory Board, where he served as an active participant. He has supported the wheel-a-thon by organizing teams, raising funds and participating in it. He also served as the 2013 Kankakee County Wheel-a-thon Spokes Person. He joined Options Board of Directors in September 2013.
Chris is an avid supporter of Options and promotes our services whenever and wherever he can.
Romero joined our Board in July 2015. He brings with him valuable experience working with and supporting charitable organizations, including United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties, Ladies Day Golf, Air Force Academy Assoc., and Chicago Night Kitchen. He has also supported our Wheel-a-Thon events as an employee of CSL Behring, where he works as a project engineer.
Dina joined the Board in 2008. A former employee of Options, Dina has a great respect for the organization and the people involved. She has an understanding of persons with disabilities and the barriers that are faced on a day to day basis. She understands the programs and what the funding sources require making her unique perspective a valuable addition to the Board.
Advisory Members to the Board
Debra Ann Caise RN, BSN
Dr. Lori Foster