Alnierys Venegas, a Chicago resident with extensive experience in the non-profit community, has joined the staff of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. Venegas received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication Arts – Media Studies from North Park University and has worked with social services agencies such as YWCA, Red Cross of Greater Chicago, and Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare.
Venegas will be managing the development of the Epilepsy Foundation’s Hispanic Outreach Program. She began her career at Trilogy as a Latino Services Coordinator, which gave her the opportunity to oversee the development of their Latino Services Program. After a couple of years in that role, Venegas expanded her skills at Trilogy by working on a city housing project and, later, by being a part of an Assertive Community Treatment team (ACT), where she provided vocational services to clients with chronic mental illness.
Eager to bring her skills and experience to the Epilepsy Foundation, Venegas looks to strengthen its connection to the Hispanic community through advocacy, education, and epilepsy awareness. “I am excited about being a much-needed leader and educator in the Latino community,” Venegas says. “I look forward to using my passion for diversity, inclusion, and multicultural marketing and programming to expand and enrich our partnership for years to come.”