Born to William M. Nelis Jr. and Rosemary (Luken) Nelis in Evergreen Park, IL.
Earns a Bachelor of Science from Loyola University in Chicago.
Is the director of the Business and Industry Training Center at Elgin Community College in Elgin, IL, until her retirement in 2004.
Serves as president of the Dukane Council in Geneva, IL, through 1989.
Is the chair of the Women’s Council of the Elgin Chamber of Commerce through 1985.
Serves as a councilwoman for the City of Elgin two times through 1993.
Is a member of the board of directors of the St. Edward High School Foundation through 993.
Is named Political Leader of the Year by the Association for Individual Development.
Is a member of the board of the Pads of Elgin through 1994.
Serves as the president of the United Way of Elgin and presently maintains this role.
Serves as the president of the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation through 1995.
Earns a Master of Arts from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.
Is elected as library trustee of the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, IL, and serves as president of the Rotary International.
Is a Rotarian of Rotary International and presently maintains membership.
Is a member of the Gail Borden Public Library District Board for two terms through 2020.
Becomes a member of the Elgin Chamber of Commerce.