Meet Our Staff

Nicole Reed

Phase 1 Program Administrator

As Phase 1 Administrator, Nicole is responsible for all aspects of the intake and admission process, as well as oversight of the ladies who are in their first 60-90 days of residency.  Nicole maintains relationships and communications with local referring agencies including local detox centers, other treatment and sober living facilities, and members of the judicial system.  Nicole came to the Edna House in August of 2015 with many years of management and customer service experience.  She was a resident of the Edna House and has been an active member of the Edna Alumni Association and has been a part of the Edna House community assisting with fundraising and fun-raising activities.
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Kelly Verbofsky
Phase 2 Program Administrator

As Phase 2 Administrator, Kelly Verbofsky heads up our Job Skills Development Program and is responsible for oversight of the residents after their first 60 -90 days.  She teaches the Job Skills Classes, interfaces with people in the local business community, and oversees the residents while they are looking for work and throughout their active employment. When Kelly came to the Edna house kicking and screaming in March 2007, little did she know that her life was going to change so dramatically by getting sober and staying sober one day at a time. Kelly has been helping others ever since then, whether it be facilitating detox groups, doing group for the Edna House or being of service in the recovery community. Kelly went to school for Music Business at Columbia College Chicago. She became a Realtor in January of 2016 but she always wanted to work at the place where she got her start.  In August 2016, her wishes came true. She is incredibly excited to help the women of the Edna House become sober, employed, productive members of society.
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