Amy Venturini was born and raised in Springfield and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy and Lincoln Land Community College. She has been married to Dr. Paul Venturini, her high school sweetheart, for 31 years. Amy worked for many years as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at Memorial Medical Center until it was time to stay home to raise their four children. She has always enjoyed patient care and has been active with Advanced Center and its patients for many years. Away from work, Amy enjoys vacationing, attending Bible Study Fellowship, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.
"My favorite Bible verse is Luke 18:27 — 'With God, all things are possible.' "
Penny grew up in O'Fallon, Illinois, and graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor's degree in Biology. She met her husband at ISU, and they have three children: Tyler, Tommy, and Kayla. Penny enjoys having fun with family and friends, walking, reading and vacationing at the beach. She also enjoys the occasional home improvement project and helping others any way she can.
"I have met the most friendly and inspirational people at Advanced Center and feel very blessed to be working here."
Ali grew up in Chatham, Illinois, and graduated from Chatham Glenwood High School. She holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois-Springfield and plans to pursue a career in law enforcement. Ali played sports in her youth and continues to maintain a healthy lifestyle through daily exercise. She enjoys flipping houses, hiking, biking and fishing.
”Church is a big part of my life. My favorite Bible verse is Psalm 46:5 : 'God is within her, she will not fail.' ”
Karla grew up in Edwardsville, Illinois, and graduated from Millikin University with a bachelor's
degree in Communication and from UIS with a master's degree in Public Affairs Reporting. She met her
husband playing volleyball at the Armory, and they have three daughters: Kristi, Mauri and Kari. Away
from work, Karla enjoys directing musicals at Theatre in the Park, physical fitness and spending time with
family and friends.
My favorite Bible verse is Luke 2:19: "But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her