Our Team: Career Development
Your relationship with Career Vision begins with a refreshing
contact with real people who are the best in the field and
love what they do. Career Vision is comprised of a group of
people with multi-disciplinary skills: Psychology, Counseling,
Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Resources, and
Workforce Development and Education, to name a few.
We are fortunate to have attracted a team of professionals
with demonstrated experience and excellence in these fields.
Their diverse backgrounds enable us to examine career development
issues from multiple points of view, which helps us dig deeper
into the nature of work-related decisions. Our staff members
all have advanced degrees and a minimum of seven years work
experience—many have much more experience than that
More importantly, Career Vision has attracted professionals
who are committed to our model of self-discovery and self-development.
They truly put the “care” in career.
Peg Hendershot, Director of Career Vision. Peg is our lead
advocate for Career Literacy and joined Career Vision in 1992.
She provides significant leadership for our team, orchestrating
a wide scope of activities that promote Career Literacy and
assist our growing client population. Peg facilitates a strategic
direction for our program and services development, outreach,
research and publications. She also has extensive experience
assisting students and adults from 16 to 72 years old with
assessment and career decisions.
Peg has a 20-year track record in workforce issues and community
involvement. These responsibilities included board positions
with DuPage County Workforce Development, the Illinois School
Counselors Academy, and Education-to-Careers. Her prior work
experience includes program development and management, training,
and career development for educational districts, consortiums
and graduate student education. She has a Masters in Adult
Education with a concentration in Career Development from
National-Louis University and a BA from Northern Illinois
Paula Kosin, Marketing Manager and Career Consultant.
Since 2002, Paula has developed and coordinated a variety
of communications and presentations that create awareness
of Career Vision's services and deepen our ongoing relationships
with clients and their families. She is also our relationship
manager for colleges and alumni associations. Paula's prior
experience includes 20 years in career consulting, training,
and communications for Fortune 500 corporations like Citibank
and at Syracuse University. Paula earned an MS in College
Student Personnel Services from Western Illinois University
and a BS in Journalism from Northern Illinois University.
In addition, she has completed additional graduate work in
both Counseling and Human Resources Management and is a Licensed
Clinical Professional Counselor.
Kevin Field, Assessment Systems Manager.
Kevin has had a leadership role in the development of the
computerized version of the Ball Aptitude Battery and Career
Vision's other online assessments. He also works to align
our technology and business operations with clients' ongoing
needs, including an increasing web presence. Kevin is a relationship
manager for educational consultants and related professionals.
Since 1999, Kevin has contributed to our research efforts,
presenting results at national conferences and a co-author
of several professional publications. Kevin's professional
experience prior to obtaining his doctorate included 6 years
in commercial banking. He obtained his Ph.D. in psychology
from the University of Minnesota, his MBA from DePaul University,
and his BS in Business at Indiana University.
Nancy Ryan Krane, Career Consultant. For
over 10 years, Nancy has used her career assessment and consulting
experience to assist students and adults, including working
at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She has an extensive
background in vocational research, authoring numerous professional
publications and presentations. It was a significant honor
for her to be asked to be co-author for the chapter titled
"Ability Assessment in Career Counseling" in the
graduate-level textbook, Career Development and Counseling:
Putting Theory and Research to Work, edited by S.D. Brown
and R. W. Lent (2005). Nancy holds both a Ph.D. in Counseling
Psychology with a minor in Applied Psychological Measurement
and an MA in Community Counseling from Loyola University Chicago.
Her BA is in Psychology from Benedictine University. Nancy
is also a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Mary Hanney, Senior Career Consultant. Mary has
10 years of experience in the career counseling of students
and adults, working in Career Services at DePaul University
and Elgin Community College in Elgin, Illinois, as well as
a national career consulting firm. She also has 15 years experience
at Xerox Corporation in human resources, management, sales/marketing,
and operations. Mary holds an M.Ed. in Counseling from Northern
Illinois University, an MBA from DePaul University and a BA
in Psychology from Northern Illinois University. Mary is also
a Licensed Professional Counselor
Berny Hebard, Customer Service.
Berny is our front-line ambassador, representing Career Vision
and welcoming visitors, clients, and callers to our office.
She coordinates key marketing, outreach and client services
activities that increase awareness of our Career Literacy
mission and promotes the services we offer. Berny began with
the foundation in 1988, providing support to our researchers.
She majored in Education at Rosary College in River Forest,