Our Leadership

JUST employs four full-time staff members and is governed by a board of directors. The JUST leadership team is listed below:

Board of Directors

President: Joe Udell
Vice President: Ken Cygan
Secretary-Treasurer: Jeanne Rotert
Board Member: Karren Brower
Board Member: Kevin Fahey
Board Member: Bob Neyland
Board Member: Mike Weatherred
Board Member: James Wilhoit
Director Emerita: Ruth Bamford

Chip DeBlois,

Executive Director

Chip is well known to JUST, having served as a volunteer for over ten years, board member for eight years, and board president for five years prior to becoming Executive Director. Chip's tenure as president was characterized by his work ethic, leadership, and willingness to make personal sacrifices for our ministry and for the inmates of DuPage County Jail. During his tenure as president, Chip also had the opportunity to establish a rapport with key administrators in the jail.

Outside of JUST, Chip has had a very successful career, including social work and most recently a senior sales executive.

E-Mail Chip at chip.deblois@DuPageSheriff.org

Chris Tower LPC, CADC

Addiction Education Manager

Chris is a former volunteer who has joined the staff as the Addiction Education Manager. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC.) His responsibilities include direction and support to the recovery pods, oversight of addiction recovery volunteers and program management of addiction education.

Before becoming a counselor Chris had a successful business career in Finance and Information Technology in the consumer products and service industries.

Mary Ann D'Onofrio, OM

Director of Spiritual Enrichment

Reverend Mary Ann D'Onofrio serves as the chaplain inside the jail. She is an ordained minister with over 22 years of ministry experience. Mary Ann is credentialed through the Assemblies of God Church and got her certification through Global University and the Illinois District Assemblies of God. She has received extensive training in Small Group Dynamics and has been an associate pastor at First Assembly of God in Wheaton.

Besides teaching, she brings care, compassion, and healing to the incarcerated at DuPage. Mary Ann recognizes the dignity of all human beings and believes that God meets people whatever their circumstances may be and changes lives.

E-Mail Mary Ann at maryann@justofdupage.org

Bri Fasano

Office Manager

Bri joined us at the end of April, 2016 and has been a real blessing already. She’s young, energetic with excellent organizational skills, and very tech savvy. She also brings previous work experience in marketing and web design.

E-Mail Bri at info@JUSTofDuPage.org