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Lena M. Hicks

Lena M. Hicks
Position: Executive Director

Phone: (618) 963-2387

Lena is a Southern Illinois native with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Mid-Continent University.  She is a certified Family and Community Development Specialist from the University of Illinois at Springfield and the Illinois Community Action Association.  Lena also received Care Coordinator Director certification from the Illinois Department on Aging.  She serves on the Family Selection Committee of the local Habitat for Humanity and has served on the Southern Illinois Continuum of Care for Homelessness.  She was also the Chairperson for the Saline County FEMA Board for several years.. 

Lena started her career at WADI in 2005 as the Saline County Manager and was promoted to Emergency Service Director in 2009.  In 2012, Lena was promoted to the Head Start / Early Head Start Director until July 1, 2014 when she was promoted to the Deputy Director position for Wabash Area Development, Inc. Lena move to the Executive Director position on July 1, 2017..

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