Benefit from the extensive expertise and practical knowledge that ABC Moms provides. We offer a variety of custom-tailored family support services, centered around Naperville and the western suburbs of Chicago, as well as North Shore neighborhoods including Deerfield and Kenilworth.
Join one of the numerous parents now seeking home-based solutions for parenting and family care from ABC Moms, Inc. We’re eager to support suburban Chicago families in creating positive behavioral change at home, by offering highly individualized childcare strategies, customized tools, modeling techniques, and proven coaching and consulting methods.
Dana J. Burke, M.S.Ed., Infant Care Specialist,
Dana Burke has spent the past 15 years working with children, parents, and educational teams in both the public and therapeutic school sectors, providing support as a speech-therapist assistant, classroom teacher, and behavior analyst. In fulfilling these roles, she created and presented many interactive lectures and workshops to educational professionals and parents with best-practice strategies for working with children. Dana also has extensive experience in working with individuals with autism and training their caregivers. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University in Special Education. Dana has completed her coursework and supervision to receive her Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certification.
Jennifer G. Schuler, LCSW, Infant Care Specialist,
Jennifer Schuler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with countless children, families, and other professionals as a counselor, consultant, and educator. Her extensive and varied experiences over the past 17 years in hospitals, therapeutic, and public schools, as well as private practice, provide her with knowledge and insight to share with families to enrich their everyday interactions with one another. Numerous solution-oriented interventions have been successfully developed out of her expertise in the area of behavior. Jennifer prides herself in using proactive supports and reinforcement to create positive relationships in the home. She has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology and a master’s degree in Social Work, both from Loyola University in Chicago.
Terry Parker, RN, BSN, Head Nurse, Sleep Specialist, Infant Care Specialist
Terry Parker is a Registered Nurse who has provided mother-baby care for the past 30 years. Her specialty is working with families in the hospital setting, educating them in their new roles as mothers and fathers. She also has extensive experience in both prenatal and postnatal education. Terry has taught many new families over the years, as they prepared for the birth of their babies. She has also done after-delivery home visits, meetings with families during the first weeks of life, helping them learn more about newborn care and adjust to their new roles as parents. Terry created “Cradle Talk,” a support group for first-time moms, as both an educational venue and a support group where mothers can make friends and learn from each other. She is looking forward to this new venture, helping parents thrive. Terry has three adult children of her own and graduated with a bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Illinois at the Medical Center.
Anita M. Krajecki, RNC-LRN, BSN, IBCLC-RLC, HHP, ND, Lactation Specialist
Anita’s dedication to her profession, especially in the area of maternal and child care, is evidenced by her past experience and current accomplishments. Prior to joining ABC Moms Inc., Anita had a very successful Lactation business for 13 years. Anita’s professional experience included caring for infants and their mothers for 38 years in hospital Level III nurseries. Working at the largest Maternal Child Facilities in the Western suburbs, she was a NICU nurse, a Maternal Child Charge Nurse and Maternal Nursing Educator. Anita served as Coordinator for the Centers of Pediatric Subspecialties and Lactation of the most comprehensive program in the western suburbs of Chicago. She has also lectured on Breastfeeding and Infant Physical Assessment at universities’ advanced nursing degree programs, Rush –Presbyterian-Chicago and Benedictine University. Anita has been a guest lecturer on a pediatric physician radio talk show in the Washington DC area. In addition, Anita has been a clinical consultant for an international company that manufactures infant feeding and breast pumping equipment. Anita most recently graduated with a degree in Doctor of Naturopathy.
Joy Coduto, RN, New Baby Nurse
Joy Coduto is a Registered Nurse who has worked on the Mother Baby floor of a well known local hospital for 23 years. In addition to working on the Mother Baby Unit, Joy also teaches a hands-on newborn care class and a discharge instruction class on care for mom and baby. Previously, Joy provided support to parents in the comfort of their own homes by answering questions and modeling infant care techniques. Joy is the proud mother of 4 children, ages 13-21. She feels fortunate to be involved with ABC Moms in helping and teaching new families.
Monica Hock, RN, BSN, New Baby Nurse
Monica Hock has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years with over 14 years providing mother-baby care and education in a hospital setting. She has also taught prenatal care for parents expecting multiples while sharing her own joys/challenges in raising her identical twin boys. Monica looks forward to assisting and educating parents in their own unique journey into parenthood. A mother of four teenagers, Monica graduated with a bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rush University of Chicago and has also earned certification as a Maternal-Child Nurse.
Roxann Witt, RN, New Baby Nurse
Roxann Witt is a Registered Nurse, who has worked in a Mother Baby Unit for over 33 years. Her passion to teach new families to be comfortable in the adventure of early parenting, with knowledge and skills specific to this time in their lives. She has met with new parents in their home to educate and demonstrate care of newborns in their family. She has counseled many through problems distinctive to the first few months of parenting. Her desire is to encourage parents to develop their God-given love and care for their children, so they can be their greatest advocates as they grow. She is eager to meet with parents as they take steps to develop themselves in their roles as mothers and fathers. Roxann has six children of her own, one adopted child, and 12 grandchildren. She graduated with an RN degree from the Moline Public School of Nursing.
Meghan Kelly, Infant Care Specialist
Meghan has spent over the past ten years working with children. She has provided childcare to several different families in the Naperville and surrounding areas. Such responsibilities included transportation, tutoring, maintaining child’s schedule, and helping to raise the children in accordance with the family’s values. Meghan is certified in CPR and has her B.A. in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois. She has completed extensive training with ABC Moms focusing on all aspects of newborn care including feeding, soothing, sleep training, and overnight care. Meghan looks forward to being able to assist new families in keeping a schedule with their new baby and being another positive support.
Maureen O’Hara, Infant Care Specialist
Maureen has spent the past 25 years raising her two children and working in the education field. Utilizing her B.A. in Elementary Education and Communications, Maureen has taught pre-school and Kindergarten in both the private and public schools. She is currently a School Programs Facilitator (known as a LabRAT) for the DuPage Childrens Museum where she develops enriching curriculum and then “teaches” that curriculum to many schoolchildren throughout DuPage County. She enjoys presenting innovative math and science programs to teachers, parents and students and her reward is seeing them have fun while learning! Maureen thoroughly believes in the well-educated, experienced group of people at ABC Moms and feels fortunate to be able to share her expertise to help new families achieve their goals.
Jacki Knowles, Infant Care Specialist
Jacki graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She is currently taking graduate classes to become certified in English as a Second Language. She has worked with children her entire life and enjoys children of all ages with whom she teaches. She has taught preschool, kindergarten, and first grade in the public schools and daycare facilities. She enjoys singing, dancing, and being outdoors. Her future goals include having a family of her own, receiving a master’s degree, and continuing her work with children in the educational setting. Jacki is CPR certified and has completed extensive training with ABC Moms to prepare for her role as a Night Nanny. She is excited to share her passion of being with children by caring for your newborn(s).
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