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Board of Directors
Don Phelps (PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago; LCSW) currently works as a tenured, full professor at Aurora University's School of Social Work. For the last thirty years he has worked in various roles in social services including adolescent and family therapist, clinical director, chief operating officer, chief executive officer, and professor. In 2007, Don and a few of his graduate students developed, funded, and implemented ongoing therapeutic groups for children at Hesed House, the second largest homeless shelter in Illinois. During a university sabbatical in 2011, he provided pro bono clinical services and clinical/administrative training at the Casa Hogar Los Angelitos orphanage in Manzanillo, Mexico. He currently serves as president of the board of directors for the Center for Faith and Human Rights, an international nonprofit based in Washington, DC.