Mary Jo Cusack
Director of Foster and Adoptive Parent Recruitment and Grants
Mary Jo believes in, and understands, the importance of providing all children with a loving and safe home. Mary Jo has been involved in community nonprofit development and was an integral part of the movement Leave No Children Inside. She has lived extensively in Ireland and understands that the child human rights issues we face affect local, state, national and international levels. She holds a BA in Marketing from Lakeland College and has a deep background in marketing, sales, print media, television and radio. She has served as the Director of Development and Student Recruitment for Upper Iowa University. Mary Jo and her husband have 4 children, two of whom are in college, and one who is in law school. She brings her experience and dedication to our Grants, Parent Recruitment and Heart Gallery of Illinois efforts.