Dan Kotowski
Dan KotowskiPresident & Chief Executive Officer
Sonja Anthony
Sonja AnthonyVice President of Quality Improvement
Jeri Laureano
Jeri LaureanoChief Operation Officer
April Redzic
April RedzicVice President of Resource Development

STAFF PROFILE: Get to know…

Pleshette M. Hamb-Murphy – ChildServ’s Licensing Supervisor


  • College/university attended? Grinnell College
  • Advanced degree? Master of Social Work, University of Iowa. I am also completing my Ed.D in Leadership and Behavioral Health at Grand Canyon University.
  • Years in your field? 25 years
  • Length of ChildServ tenure? 2 years
  • In which program/department do you work? Foster Care
  • What do you like most about the Agency? Team spirit
  • What do you find most rewarding about your work? Seeing foster parents connect with the agency and the child, which makes the child’s experience more fulfilling.


  • Where do you live? Southside of Chicago
  • Family? Recently married to Johnny Davis Murphy, Jr. with a blended family of a 22-year-old daughter, 21-year-old son and twin 16-year-old daughters.
  • Volunteer work? Youth Minister – Progressive Community Church, Prince Hall Order of the Eastern Stars, Golden Circle-Sisterhood, Co-leader – Chosen Generation Dance Ministry, Youth mentor
  • Pets? Would like a dog, but not yet able to balance my schedule.
  • Outside interests? Latin dancing, movies, traveling, community trainings, even and wedding planning
  • Motto, life outlook or quote that inspires you? I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. For I am one of his Chosen people.