Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders with expertise in a wide range of areas. The Board meets monthly and is responsible for securing the financial health of The Well Experience and making strategic decisions throughout their time of service.
Meet the Founder of The Well Experience
With 15 years in the Family Service and Support industry and 10 years in various in public education, Stephanie Cockrell is driven by her passion to serve others and provoke sustainable change.
As the founder and director of The Well Experience, Stephanie considers it a privilege to work with families as she finds solutions for the challenges they face every day. Her passion for families pushes Stephanie to research better ways to connect with families and encourage their success. Her dedication to racial equity compels her to speak out against injustice and do her part in provoking change for People of Color
Stephanie received a Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois, a Bachelor of Science from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and an Associate of Science from Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois. She is also trained and certified in Youth Mental Health Crisis Intervention, Trauma and Healing Solutions, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Stephanie shares that her passion for the work she does grows stronger as she continues to overcome the trauma of her past. She is a leader, an activist, a visionary, a mentor, a motivational speaker, and an entrepreneur. Stephanie is a Black woman who is proud of her cultural representation and celebrates the beauty of others.
Chief Operating Officer
As a gifted vocalist, musician, and director, Quandra L. Clark has shared her talent with several groups and choirs throughout Illinois and Indiana; and internationally in Costa Rica and London, England.
Quandra serves as the assistant conductor and principal accompanist for the University of Illinois Black Chorus.
Quandra came to the Urbana-Champaign community as a student and is a graduate of Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and earned her Master of Education degree, in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership, with a concentration in Human Resource Development at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana campus. Quandra has been a volunteer in the Champaign-Urbana community for more than 12 years and continues to serve. She is passionate about service to those in need and creating healing environments for Women of Color while utilizing the arts..