Board Members


President
Meri Tucker
(309) 694-2984

Meri has been serving as HOIDSA’s Vice President since 2009. She has been involved in disability issues and HOIDSA since 1990, the year her oldest son was born with Down syndrome. She has served as the first President of the Local Interagency Council, a TCRC board member and president of the Human Rights Authority. She is a business owner and works as a commercial and residential interior designer. She lives …

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Co-Secretary
Co-Secretary
(309) 214-5317

Hello, I'm Sarah Pepino. I am wife to Scott, mom to Ava(10) Colin(8)and Maximilian(5), and stepmom to Rhys(17).I am lucky to be a stay-at-home mom and hairstylist at home.  Our youngest son, Max, was born with Down Syndrome. Having him changed my life, and my whole outlook. I seek to spread acceptance of Down Syndrome and I love doing that through HOIDSA. I'm very happy to be serving on this …

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Laurie Mattheessen
(309) 645-8370

Laurie and her husband Dave live in Peoria with their son Hayden, who is 9 years old.

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Kim Sarff
(217) 816-9171

Kim lives in Elmwood with her son Adam and his older brother Nathan.  Adam was born in 2009 with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome and complete AV canal heart defect. In 2011 he had a mitral valve replacement. In 2012 Kim returned to school to learn echocardiograpy and currently works at OSF/Heartcare Midwest.

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