217.789.2377 ext. 5470
800 East Monroe, Suite 107, Springfield, IL 62701
Donna has been with the City since 2020 and is an accomplished grant writer with over 20 years of experience. Donna holds a master’s degree of Science in Higher Education Administration from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Economic Development Officer
217.789.2377 ext. 5477
Ravi is a native of the Chicago area who relocated to Springfield in 2014. Ravi has been able to develop community-based programs to assist individuals in finding—and connecting with—the resources required for better well-being since moving to Springfield. Ravi spent years counseling in both the substance abuse and mental health fields before joining OPED, and he remains passionate about public service.
Rehabilitation Construction Specialist
217.789.2377 ext. 5473
217.789.2377 ext. 5471
Aaron is a Springfield native who holds an MBA from the University of Illinois Springfield. Before completing his undergrad, he served as an EMS provider and firefighter. He also enjoyed time volunteering for the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate, traveled to assist affiliates in other states, and participated as a ramp committee member. Before joining the OPED Team, he worked in Bank Levies at the Illinois Department of Revenue.
Community Programs Specialist
217.789.2377 ext. 5451
Elizabeth is a lifelong resident of the City of Springfield.
She has studied business at Lincoln Land Community College and is excited to provide administrative support to staff, businesses, and residents with the application process.
217.789.2377 ext. 5455
Krista has a dual Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Paralegal Studies. Additionally, she has completed all coursework for a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She has been a coach for Chatham Area 17 Special Olympics basketball, track and soccer since 2009. Krista is a native of Chicago and has lived in Springfield since 1999.
217.789.2377 ext. 5469
Address: 800 East Monroe, Springfield, IL 62701