Amy Venturini was born and raised in Springfield and graduated 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 Lee grew up in O'Fallon, Illinois, and graduated Illinois State University with a Bachelor's of Science 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."
Dee Dee Opfer
Dee Dee Opfer moved to Springfield from St. Louis with her husband and four children in 2000. She says Springfield has been a great place to live and to be involved in church, Bible study, school and sports activities. Cooking, gardening, exercising and spending time with family and friends are her favorite pastimes, and she also loves to read about health and nutrition, and learn more ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
"Working at Advanced Center For Pain And Rehab these past three years has given me the opportunity to serve others, become more knowledgeable with staying in good health and sharing that information with our patients."
Mary Venturini was born in Springfield and has lived here her entire life. She earned a bachelor's degree in social work and was employed in the child welfare profession for 10 years. Mary, who also is certified in senior fitness, has two daughters, a step-daughter and four grandchildren. She enjoys bike riding, hiking, cooking and spending time with her family.
"I have always loved the health-and-wellness field, which has led me to work with my brother (Dr. Paul Venturini) and Advanced Center For Pain And Rehab."
Ali Fraase grew up in Chatham, Illinois, graduated Chatham Glenwood High School and is studying for a bachelor's degree in criminal justice at the University of Illinois-Springfield. Ali played sports in her youth and continues to maintain a healthy lifestyle through daily exercise. She enjoys flipping houses, watching Northwestern University football and cheering on the Cubbies.
"Church is a big part of my life, so I am very active at Cherry Hills Baptist Church."