Ventures Program Manager Tricia Luzadder is a professional, an advocate and a parent who manages Search Inc.’s Evanston-based social enterprises, No Boundaries and JJsList.com. Previously Tricia led the No Boundaries program and provided direct training and support to participants as they gained both on-land and on-line workplace and independent living skills.
Prior to working at Search, Inc, Tricia worked for 5 years as the Parent Involvement Administrator in the Office of Diverse Learning Supports + Services at Chicago Public Schools. Her role included representing parents of students with disabilities within the Due Process Department, assisting parents to navigate the special education process and CPS, educating parents about theirs and their children’s rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 and helping resolve various issues surrounding special education.
Tricia is a parent of a child with an intellectual disability. She began her disability advocacy work as the disability Family Support Coordinator for the National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS), where she started shortly after the birth of her daughter.
Stephanie MinichNo Boundaries Trainer Stephanie Minich is originally from the UK and lived for 5 years in Dallas before moving to Chicago. Stephanie is a Bachelor of Arts graduate of French and Spanish from Hull University in the UK. She has lived in France, Spain, and the Czech Republic, where she taught English, studied abroad, and immersed herself in new cultures. Stephanie has completed a Trinity Cert. TESOL course to teach English as a foreign language. She has taught children and adults in a variety of settings and also volunteers as an ESL tutor at a local community center. Stephanie has a passion for volunteering and has worked with adults with disabilities.
Stephanie loves the unique aspect of the No Boundaries program, where she can work with indiivduals to support them in "train for work, train for life" skills for the real world. Stephanie is passionate about health and fitness and is certified as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. In her spare time Stephanie enjoys reading, writing, hiking, camping, swimming, and running.
Business Assistant Sarah Armour is a graduate of Loras College with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Sociology.
She began at JJ's List as a volunteer because she wanted to be involved with an organization that helps individuals with disabilities advocate for themselves and others. She now works as an office assistant at jjslist.com, and enjoys handling the responsibilities for website management, bookkeeping, coordinating the Disability-Awareness Trainings and organizing the Hop on the Bus to Independence Program. She is a dedicated mentor to volunteers and co-workers.
As a person with a disability, she is most proud of the unique insights she contributes to jjslist.com – which she's told are invaluable! She always looks forward to mentoring other adults with disabilities in No Boundaries –Train for Work, Train for Life.