Board Members

Nick DeTrempe
(309) 868-5810

"Nick lives in Morton with his wife Becky, son Austin, stepson Bill and stepdaughter Jocii, who has Down Syndrome.  Their blended family enjoys watching movies and going on walks together. Nick works as an engineer and enjoys homebrewing, watching zombie movies and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu."   

Mike King
(309) 648-9605

Mike and his wife, Susan, live in Morton. Mike worked at the City of Peoria and held several positions in the City’s Information Systems Department: computer programmer, department manager, and he retired as director of IS. In 2011, our granddaughter, Emma Sue, was born with Down syndrome. In order for Emma’s mother to go back to work, Mike became Emma’s babysitter. Until Emma started school, Emma and Mike went everywhere together. …

Trisha Romero
(217) 620-0184

Trisha lives in Dunlap with her husband Omar and their three boys - Mateo, Luca, and Cruz.  Trisha had a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome for Cruz when she was 11 weeks pregnant after having a genetic testing done to find out the gender early.  After reaching out to HOIDSA on that hard day, she was put in contact with some amazing women that helped her to see and understand …

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Mary Kelly

My name is Mary Kelly and I joined the Board of Directors for HOIDSA in early 2019. I am currently a Program Coordinator at the Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association (HISRA) where I coordinate adult social programming, summer camps, inclusion services, and HISRA’s adult day program (FOCUS). I have a passion for disability awareness and education as well as inclusion. I am very excited to do more work within …

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Alex Tucker
(309) 229-1785

Alex has been a HOIDSA board member since 2017.  He has attended ILlinois Central College.  He is employed by Mission Mart, volunteers at TCRC Highland Center and is part of Bethel Lutheran Church's Audio/Visual and Worship committees.  When not working or volunteering, he enjoys going for walks, singing, dancing, cooking and advocating for people with disabilities  His goal is to be the voice for those who have Down syndrome.