Staff

Katherine (Kathyy) Battee-Freeman, Director

  • Expertise: 19+ 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 Chicago; and a B.A. in Applied Psychology and Communication from the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Credentials: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Counselor, Board Certified–TeleMental Health Provider
  • Professional Affiliations: National Career Development Association, Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers (Mentor Program Co-Chair), National Association of Colleges and Employers, American Association of University Women – Springfield, IL branch (Programming Co-Vice President)


Doug Brackney, Administrative Aide

  • 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


Angela Evans, Assistant Director

  • Expertise: 15+ years of counseling experience in higher education and nonprofit sectors including career, community, addictions, and mental health counseling, programming, and training/supervision
  • Education: M.A. Human Services, University of Illinois Springfield; B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Credentials: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified–TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH), 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, Programming, Training/Supervision, Internship Coordination, Career Suite, and Class Presentations


Kristin Nisbet-White, Employer 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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