Rev. Gregory is the Executive Director for Dove, Inc. A member of the Decatur Area community since 1995, Gregory served in a number of faith-based roles prior to joining Dove, Inc. as the E.D. With her husband she was a foster and adoptive parent with Lutheran Child and Family Services, a regular volunteer with the Judy Mason Project and Meal-on-Wheels and a mentor with Webster-Cantrell Hall. She is the Vocational Deacon at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Barb began with Dove in 1992 in the RSVP Program. Barb has a B.S. from Eastern Illinois University with a Park and Recreation Administration Degree and came to Decatur in 1980 to work at the Decatur Park District. Barb lives in Decatur with her husband Doug and son, Philip. Their son Adam and his wife Jade live out of state.
Teri Ducy has been with Dove’s Domestic Violence Program since October 1990 and has been the Director since 1998. She received her Certification as an IL Certified Domestic Violence Professional in 2002. Teri was married to Bill for almost 25 years until cancer took him in March, 2010. She has 2 grown sons, Duane and Matt who are both married which gives her 2 wonderful daughter-in-laws. Teri also loves being a Grandma.
Darsonya has been involved with the program and the Decatur-Macon County Homeless Council Continuum of Care for more than ten years. Her start began in 1999 as a Case Manager for the program. She currently serves as Chair and has served on several committees throughout her involvement with the Continuum. Her endeavors have allowed her to also worked for Heritage Behavioral Health Center, Decatur-Macon County Opportunities Corporation and Decatur Housing Authority; four of the Continuum of Care's Governing Board agencies. She has her Bachelor's degree in Psychology.
Tamara has been with Dove since 1998 serving in the finance department, the Finance Director and now as the Assistant Director. Married to Lynn Wilcox and resides in Blue Mound. Tammy is a member of Zion Chapel United Methodist Church.
My husband and I moved to the Decatur area in 1976 and have raised our family here. For the past 14 years I have worked in the social service field. I am excited to be the Coordinator of BABES, which is a positive, pro-active program, and benefit for the children in our community.
Mary began at Dove in December of 2015. "I am returning to Decatur from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I previously spent 12 years at Heritage Behavior Health working as Administrative Specialist/Support Services. I am very excited that I joined an organization that plays a vital part in the community where the programs and services provided e extremely needed in understanding the needs amongst all people."
Deanna started with Dove in September 2016 as the Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager. Deanna was born in Champaign-Urbana and moved to Decatur in 1990. "The only hobby that I really have is shooting pool. I have 3 children and 1 grandchild. I have a wonderful and supporting husband."
Hilda Margerum has been employed with Dove since 2002. Hilda was born and raised in Decatur attending District 61 Public School. Hilda lived in Grand Rapids Michigan from 1975-1998 where she attended Davenport Business College. Hilda is a mother of 3 adult children, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Nicole began with Dove in June of 2013. "I am a mother of 3 wonderful children that keep me busy and motivated to do what I can for the community. I love to read, boxing, and running after my twins. I have a great man that keeps me laughing and is a good father to our children."
Denise started with Dove in August of 2010 as the Resident Manger for the Macon Street Apartments and took the Re-entry Case Manager position in February of 2011. Denise has one child, Anay Hunt, currently attending U of I. Denise is a graduate of MacArthur High School and has also attended Parkland College.
Brock began at Homeward Bound as one of the Homeless Case Managers. Brock began as the Employment and Life Skills Specialist in September 2017. He graduated from MacArthur High School and has an Associates Degree in Business Management. "I have no kids as of yet. I do have one dog, 12 nieces and nephews, to make sure I stay busy!"
Daciena began with Dove in the fall of 2017. "I am a mother of three and soon to be a first time grandmother. I am currently in school to receive my Bachelor Degree. I love sports, spending my time with my family, and helping others."
Cadary began with Dove/ Homeward Bound as a Case Manager in late February of 2018. "I am the loving mother of two beautiful children. I love going to church and spending time with my family. I am currently in school obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Business, with a major in Human Resource Management. I am excited to work for Dove/Homeward Bound in helping the growing Community."
My name is Rev. Shane Hartman. I am excited to be the coordinator for the Max program and for Warm Neighbors Cool Friends, at Dove. In April of 2016, I added the Housing and Employability Specialist to become a full time employee. I am also a pastor at the Mechanicsburg Christian Church, in Mechanicsburg, Il. I am a proud Father of two wonderful kids, Brenden 22 and Rhiannon 17. I love Decatur and I hope to make a positive impact upon this town.
Charlie began with Dove in 2012 as the Homeward Bound Employment and Life Skills Educator before being selected as the newest Director for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in the fall of 2013. Charlie attends Millikin University and will earn her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership along with a separate Certification in Criminal Justice in May 2018. Charlie has a long volunteer history that has included serving as a Navy Ombudsman and a AARP Tax Preparer. In addition, Charlie serves with the Volunteer Organizational League and is currently the elected Project Manager for her Capstone Project through Millikin University. Charlie loves working at such a caring and dedicated organization.
Sandy Harmison is a Decatur area native. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and attended the University of Illinois at Springfield for post graduate work. She retired from Richland Community College but did not find retirement suited her very well. Sandy is excited about working for Dove and hopes her time here will help the organization meet its goals.
Deborah came to Dove in the fall of 2017 as the DeWitt County RSVP Coordinator. Deb retired after 25 years from Warner Hospital and Health Services. During her tenure at the hospital Deb was instrumental part of Life Line and had partnered with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program with special projects. She found she was looking for a bit more to do in her community after retirement and was led to Dove, Inc. Deb is excited to be a part this strong organization helping people. Deb has two grown sons, two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren that live in Australia.
Jared Bohland has been with Dove’s Domestic Violence Program since 2016, and is the Client Services Coordinator while also one of our two 40 Hour Domestic Violence Certification trainers. He was formerly with Dove’s homeless services program, Homeward Bound, since 2014. He has a BBA from Belmont University, and in addition to 40 hour domestic violence training, completed his IL Certified Domestic Violence Professional Certification in 2016. He is actively involved with the Macon County Continuum of Care, is Co-Chair of the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence Leadership Development Committee as well as member of the ICADV Operations Committee, is an active leader for New Vision Urban Ministries, is the creator/men’s minister of Man Up Men’s Ministry at New Vision Church, and is also co-creator/minister with his wife of Ignite Young Adult Ministry at New Vision. Jared and his wife Katie live here in Decatur with a passion for making this city a better place to live through their careers and their church. They are now a family of three with their child Judah.
Sara Ganiere began with Dove in February 2017 serving as Finance Specialist. She has been married to her husband, Eric, for 17 years and they have three amazing children, Blake, Cole, and Paige along with two furry children, Dozer and Mandy. Sara loves to watch her kids play sports and spend time with her family. “I am excited to be part of such a wonderful and helpful organization!”
Mary Kay is the Receptionist at Dove, beginning in the fall of 2017. Mary Kay has been married 29+ years to her husband Bob and they have a son, Noah, who will graduate spring of 2018. "I love going to the beach and anywhere tropical and love to take trips with my Son and Husband on our Motorcycles. I love to cook and spend time with my family and am so grateful to be a part of an awesome team here at Dove."