We have exciting news to share.
Envision Unlimited and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Seguin of Greater Chicago are entering into a strategic partnership that will create a stronger advocate for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and those with mental illness.
Working together, we will be able to expand services, serve more individuals and achieve greater effectiveness for the people we support.
Our aim: to drive innovation that leads to better opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities or mental illness, create collaborative systems and promote improved public policy. Our work enables people to live life without limits.
In creating this partnership, we will combine nearly all of our administrative functions into a more efficient and effective structure.
- The organizations will share a common mission, name and brand, to roll out on July 1st.
- Mark McHugh will serve as CEO of the new organization.
- Colleen Rosa will be Executive Director for the Envision Unlimited Affiliate and Joseph Mengoni for the UCP Seguin Affiliate.
- Longtime UCP Seguin CEO John Voit plans to semi-retire and provide fundraising leadership.
- An office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be created. This new function will be led by Betty Jackson, currently the Chief Operating Officer at Envision Unlimited.
- A Chief of Staff position will be created to lead a number of administrative functions and will be filled by Michelle Sanders, currently the Vice President of Organizational Management UCP Seguin.
- Staff will remain employed by their current organization and workplaces will not change. Programs currently operated by each organization will continue.
We know you may have questions, so we have created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.
The new arrangement will allow us to offer greater access to services and more choice to individuals and families. Independently, we are strong, and together we will grow stronger on behalf of the people and families we serve.