About Us


In 1962, the Older American Act was signed into law while Lyndon Johnson was the President of the United States. About that time, a committee of concerned individuals in Joliet began to explore how they might best help seniors living in Will County. By 1966, the group incorporated and the first Senior Services Center outside of Springfield in Illinois was born. Since its beginning, Senior Services has kept its mission to assist seniors to live safe, healthy and independent lives through its programs and services.

Our Mission

Senior Services of Will County’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for older persons, help maintain their independence, avoid or lessen isolation and loneliness, and maintain wellness.

Our Goal

Expand services and programs in an effort to ready ourselves for the rapidly growing population of older adults.

Our Values

Respect and Dignity
Acceptance and Inclusion
Integrity and Trust

Board of Directors

Laura Daley

Rev. Herb Brooks, Jr. 
1st Vice President

Mary Kilough

Duffy Blackburn

Members at Large

  • Amy Hall
  • Mark Hornung
  • Matthew Boebel
  • Lloyd Craig
  • Carolyn Tait
  • Dr. Ruby Taylor-Drake
  • Bret Mitchell
  • Kelly Rajzer
  • Patrick MacFarlane
  • Saul Brass
  • Kathy Peterson
  • Chief Jeff Carey

Board of Director Meetings

Meetings are held on every fourth Monday of the month at 8:30 A.M. and are open to the public.

Leadership Team

Brianne Hetman, MPA
Chief Executive Officer

Ellen Ruzich
Chief Operating Officer

Jeannine Residori
Director, Finance

Mic Brophy
Director, Safe at Home

Samantha Labriola
Director, Care Coordination Unit (CCU)

Edward Kuypers
Director, Information & Technology

Matt Arbanas
Director, Adult Protective Services (APS)

Susan Kainrath
Director, Banquet and Events