CIF names Megan Baer new Program Director

Center for Independent Futures recently announced that Michal Golden will step down on January 1, 2015, and Megan Baer will become CIF's new Program Director.

Megan received her B.A. in Political Science from Loyola University in Chicago in 2008. Her background in childcare provided her with the opportunity to work with children with disabilities, sparking her interest in working with older individuals with disabilities and their families. Megan has been involved with CIF for six years, first as a Life Skills Tutor and Community Builder at the Harrison Street residence and her in current roles as a Community Life Coordinator and Life Skills Tutor. "Megan is creative, organized, and knows our community very well," Michal relates. "She has the leadership skills and experience that will help continue to grow and strengthen our direct services." Michal and Megan have been working side-by-side to ensure a smooth transition for participants, families, and staff.

"When I went from being a member of the Board of Directors to the Program Director, I could not have anticipated that the next two years would be so incredible and full of growth," Michal says. "I have greatly enjoyed getting to know CIF participants and their families and working together to make hopes and dreams realities." Michal will continue to be involved with CIF as a Life Skills Tutor, supporter, and advocate for individuals and their families.

 "I am excited to see Megan in this new role and am confident that she will be an incredible asset to our entire community as the Program Director," relates Ann Sickon, CIF's Executive Director. "Michal and her husband Craig have been long-time supporters of CIF, so we are also thrilled that Michal will continue to work with our participants and their families as part of our staff team."

Please welcome Megan and Michal to their new roles at CIF!

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