Our Team

Get to know the people making our technical assistance and training programs possible. Meet the Parents as Teachers IL Team!

Chicago Start Early Office

33 W Monroe, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60603

Barbara Terhall
Senior Program Manager, PLN
Parents as Teachers Illinois State Leader
(P) 312.348.4004

Barb has been in the early childhood parent education and home visiting field for over 20 years. In addition to her passion for young children and their families she enjoys traveling and visiting new places and spending time with family.

Julie Anderson
Parents as Teachers Technical Assistance
and Training Specialist
(P) 312.256-8597

Julie has worked in the home visiting field since 1999. Her greatest joy in life is hearing Isaac, her son, belly laugh. When not working Julie enjoys mindless reality TV, reading historical fiction and poolside vacations

Lynette De Dios
Parents as Teachers Technical Assistance
and Training Specialist
(P) 312.766.8075

Lynette has been working in the infant and early childhood field for over 10 years. She loves visiting her family in Mexico and Cuba every year!

Teresa Duffey
Parents as Teachers Technical Assistance
and Training Specialist
(P) 312.981.0933

Teresa has worked in the early childhood field since 2006 in various roles including preschool teacher, social worker, and home visiting and doula supervisor. She enjoys reading and spending time outside and hopes to do some hiking with her new baby girl this summer.  

Meaghan Ursetta
Parents as Teachers Technical Assistance
and Training Specialist
(P) 312-981-0952

Meaghan has been in the home visiting field for over 10 years and is particularly passionate about home visiting with young parents. She is originally from southern California and has learned not to take nice weather for granted. She enjoys spending
time outside with her husband and son, even in the winter.

Springfield Start Early Office

2800 Montvale Dr., Springfield, IL 62704

Victoria Martin
Senior Parents as Teachers Resource Specialist
(P) 217.801.9017

Victoria has been supporting supervisors in one capacity or another for over 15 years at Start Early. In her off time, she has been a soccer mom of two sons, team manager and fundraiser extraordinaire. She will soon become an empty nester and looks forward to finding her own hobbies and going back to school.