Archives: Staffs





Alex Bonk, Job Coach, has been involved in Have Dreams since 2008 when he started volunteering at after school programs during middle school. Alex has a B.A. in Learning and Education Studies with a concentration in workplace training and development from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, where he graduated in 2017.  In 2018, Have Dreams […]









Jeff Salt Jeff Salt, D. Clin. Psy., Director of Psychological Services-Vocational Coordinator Dr. Salt is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. He is a respected consultant on ASD for many school districts.He served as Staff Psychologist-Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at […]



Tom Dempsey Upon graduation from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Tom Dempsey began his career as a Mental Health Specialist in the In-patient Psychiatry Unit at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. After completing a Masters Degree in Learning and Development, he dedicated the next fourteen years to his role as Special Education Teacher. He […]



Paulette Wilkins is a founding member of Have Dreams. She has an adult daughter with autism who is one of the original seven Have Dreams’ participants. Paulette served on the Have Dreams Board of Directors from 1996-2001. She joined the staff of the Development Department in 2008 as a Grant Writer. Paulette received a BA […]



Kelly Passaneau, Community Engagement-Special Events Coordinator, began working at Have Dreams part-time in 2007. Kelly earned her BBA in Marketing from the University of Iowa. She spent her early career in bank marketing and then advertising, working at Ogilvy & Mather and Brierley & Partners for many years before retiring to raise three children. Kelly […]



David Murray, MBA, Business Associate joined Have Dreams in 2009 and has led our Team Have Dreams Chicago Marathon effort since 2009. In addition to his administrative duties, David is also a regular sub for the SCILS program in Park Ridge and helps coordinate trainings. David earned his BBA with a double major in Business […]