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.
Amy's 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."
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 while 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.
Karla's favorite Bible verse is Luke 2:19 — "But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart."
Candy grew up in Shelbyville, Illinois. She and her husband, Jerry, moved to Springfield in 1999 and have five children and six grandchildren. Many of you may recognize Candy as she was previously a member of the staff at Advanced Center For Pain And Rehab for seven years. Candy enjoys helping others and sharing her positive attitude and smile. Away from work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising and being a part of Bible Study Fellowship.
Candy's favorite Bible verse is Psalms 139:23-24 — “Search me, O God and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything that offends you and lead me along the path of everlasting life.“
Cheryl Bovee was born in Springfield and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy. After graduating from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a degree in Dental Technology, Cheryl moved to California before returning to Carbondale, where she raised her two children, Travis and Whitney. She has been a Pampered Chef consultant for 30 years and enjoys sharing quality products, cooking tips and recipe ideas to help make snacks and mealtime simple as well as healthy. Cheryl loves getting out on the bike trail, enjoys nature photography, especially of birds, and embraces traveling to see family and friends as often as possible.
Cheryl's favorite quote — "Life is hard, be kind."