New Member - Lori Poppen
     Lori Poppen has nearly 30 years of experience in child and family services at Children's Home & Aid.  As the current site director for Children's Home & Aid's Northern Region, Lori supervises program supervisors and administrative staff, explores funding opportunities, and represents the agency's programs and region with provider groups and government entities.
     Prior to directing the Northern Region, Lori worked in a wide range of roles for Children's Home & Aid including as a behavioral health director, clinical services and school-based services program manager and family centered counseling services supervisor.
     Lori has a bachelor's degree om psychology from Millikin University and a master's degree om applied family and child studies from Northern Illinois University.  She is a licensed clinical professional counselor and also currently on several task force committees.
     On the personal side, Lori has been married for over 30 years to her husband Arlyn.  They live in Loves Park and are currently in the middle of a kitchen remolding project.  They have two sons.  Alex and his wife Emily live in Chicago and chandler lives in St. Louis.  Lori was born and raised on a farm outside Arthur, Illinois which is about 40 miles south of Champaign.
     Lori was sponsored by Warren Heinke and we would encourage all of our members to meet Lori and welcome her to Rockford Rotary.