Staff

Katherine Battee-Freeman, Director

  • Expertise: 17+ years in career counseling and development, program management, and training and supervision of staff at multiple levels
  • Education: M.Ed. in Human Resources Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A. in Community Counseling with a focus on career counseling from Loyola University; and a B.A. in Applied Psychology and Communication from the University of Illinois Chicago
  • Credentials: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Distanced Credentialed Counselor
  • Professional Affiliations: National Career Development Association, Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers, National Association of Colleges and Employers


Angela Evans, Career Counselor

  • Expertise: 7+ years experience in career counseling; 7+ years expertise in addictions and mental health counseling
  • Education: M.A. Human Services, University of Illinois Springfield, B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Credentials: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Distance Credentialed Counselor, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor
  • Professional Affiliation: National Career Development Association, Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers, National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • Specialized Services: Career Advising/Counseling, Assessment, Internship Coordination, Career Suite, Class Presentations


Doug Brackney, Customer Service Representative

  • Expertise: Over 30 years experience in customer service, training, human resources, quality assurance, and program management
  • Education: M.A. Individual Option, University of Illinois Springfield
  • Specialized Services: General Service Inquiries, Administrative & Human Resource Functions, UIS CareerConnect Registration & Appointment Assistance, Accounts Receivable/Payable, and Career Development Center Library

Doug Brackney


Kristin Nisbet-WhiteEmployer Development & Informatics Liaison

  • Expertise: 5+ years of experience in career services and student affairs
  • Education: M.A. Communication, University of Illinois Springfield, B.A. English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Professional Affiliations: National Association of Colleges and Employers, Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers (Committee Co-Chair), Central Illinois Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Managers, Young Springfield Professionals Network
  • Specialized Services: Consulting with Employers, On-Campus Recruiting, Event Planning, UIS CareerConnect Support & Maintenance, Career Suite/Advising, Class Presentations

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