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Leadership

Michael

Michael Maloney, MBA, LCPC, CWEL

Executive Director/CEO
(815) 933-2493, ext. 107

Michael Maloney has served as the Garden of Prayer Executive Director since 2006. He represents the third generation of the Jordan family that has been driven by the beliefs and goal of the nonprofit organization. Prior to his appointment, he served for 6 years as the agency's Board President. Under his leadership, the agency has tripled its service population, doubled the number of program offerings, expanded the agency's reach to 5 additional locations, and tripled the annual operating budget. Michael holds a B.A. from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, a M.A. in Community Counseling from Chicago State University, and a M.B.A. from the Keller Graduate School of Management. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Licensed Child Welfare Specialist.

Executive Staff List

Vurnice Maloney, RN (Founder)
Director of Community and Business Development, Nurse
(815) 933-2493 ext. 102

Alexander Graves, MA Teaching
Director of Youth and Family Enrichment
(815) 933-2493, ext. 303

Mikkal Harris, LCPC, CWEL
Clinical Director
(815) 933-2493 ext. 103

Yetha Parks, MS ECE, DT
Early Childhood Education Director
815-933-2493, ext.401

Marcus Maloney, MBA
Director of Administrative Operations
(815) 933-2493, ext. 108

Lorine Samuels
Chief Financial Officer
(815) 933-2493, ext. 106

Board of Directors

President
Lawrence Shepherd
Shapiro Developmental Center

Vice President
Lizzie Clark
Shapiro Developmental Center

Treasurer
Robert Ellington Snipes
Kankakee School District 111

Members
Attorney J. Imani Drew
Dr. Stonewall McCuiston

For general questions, please contact us here.

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P.O. Box 532, Kankakee, IL 60901
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