Wabash Area Development, Inc. said goodbye to longtime employee, Donna Emmons, on Thursday. Donna started at WADI as a Social Services/Parent Involvement Coordinator in 1981 and became the Head Start / Early Head Start Director in 1987.
Donna has been a Saline County resident since 1981, raising her children there while working in White County.
"Our loss is the state's gain," said Ken Pettijohn, Executive Director of the seven county Community Action Agency. "After 30 dedicated years of service and leadership with our agency, she has been hired by the Illinois State Board of Education as Principal Consultant in the early childhood division. "