Danielle currently serves as Cunningham Township Supervisor, a public aid office that supports and advocates for low-income residents in Urbana and as a Field Instructor for the University of Illinois School of Social Work.
From 2014-2016 she served as Organizing Director at the Center for Media Justice, where she coordinated a national network of racial justice leaders to win political campaigns for net neutrality, prison phone justice, and broadband expansion for low-income families. In 2010, she managed the national campaign that won passage of the Local Community Radio Act. She managed the campaign for Carol Ammons for State Representative, the first African American to serve in the Illinois 103rd district; and co-managed the campaign for Laurel Prussing, the first woman to serve as Mayor of Urbana.
From 2001-2008, she served on Urbana's City Council, spearheading the creation of the public arts program, living wage ordinance, and civilian review board of police.
Danielle co-founded the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, which has sponsored over 60 media justice projects internationally.
From 2000-2014 she was Vice-President and partner of Pixo, a technology company in Urbana. She has presented on media and social change in Thailand, Burma, Italy, and Kenya, and as an Evans Scholar at Evergreen State College. She was awarded Woman of the Year in 2011 by Central Illinois Business Magazine.
Kyle is a lifelong resident of Champaign, graduated from Champaign Central and attended both Parkland College and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kyle has served on the Champaign County Board since December of 2016 and has served in the role of County Board Chair since December 2020.
Kyle has worked in social services in a variety of settings including in-patient behavioral health, public schools, the Migrant Education Program, and providing case management for low-income individuals seeking housing assistance and financial support.
Kyle currently lives in Champaign less than a mile from the home he grew up in with his wife, Christina, who is a 2nd grade teacher in Champaign Unit 4 Schools, and his daughter Maebe who attends elementary school in Unit 4 Schools.
I grew up in Aurora, IL and after graduating high school decided I wanted a career in public safety. I entered Emergency Medical Technician school and after completion started working for an ambulance company in Morris, Illinois.
Realizing I enjoyed the medical field as well as the challenges, I attended Paramedic school at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva. After completing the course as well as clinicals, I was hired as a paramedic for the Morris Fire Protection District in Morris, Illinois. I worked two years as a paramedic and was hired by Champaign Fire Department in July of 1997. At CFD, I have progressed through the ranks and am currently a Battalion Chief. I have been active on numerous committees at the fire department as well as with Champaign Firefighters Local 1260, the labor organization that represents Champaign Firefighters. I graduated from Parkland College with an A.A.S. degree specializing in Paramedicine and with a degree in Business Administration/Public Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
In 2013, I ran and was elected as the City of Champaign Township Supervisor. Since taking office we have expanded our available programs as well as increased the services provided to our citizens. In 2018, I was appointed to the National Association of Local Boards of Health as an at Large Member and re-elected later that year. I was elected President of NALBOH in 2020 and currently serve as Past President.
I am active in many community organizations including mentoring, coaching, as well as the United Way of Champaign County Board of Directors, and St. Matthew’s Catholic Church. My wife, Erin, a speech pathologist on the Champaign Unit 4 autism team, and I were married in 2003. We have two children, Patrick and Ruari, who both attend St. Thomas Moore High School in Champaign. We enjoy children’s activities, traveling, as well as working on projects around the house.