About Us

about us

Whether you need a therapist, counselor, or psychiatrist, we are a compassionate team who works closely with you to help you realize your goals. Our therapists and counselors are highly trained to listen and help you sort through your challenges to live a happier, calmer, and more enriching life. You’ll work with professionals in a safe, non-judgmental environment, so your experience with the therapist or counselor will be rewarding and respectful.

Our History:

Cornerstone: Foundations for Families began as Family Service Agency of Adams County on November 6, 1947. It was through the hard work and perseverance of Fabiola Moorman and Jean Suhren, the first board president, that the city of Quincy and Adams County recognized the need for a social service agency. Our founders worked hard to insure that Family Service Agency was off to a good start.  In 2002, our name changed to Cornerstone Foundation for Families.

Over the years, Cornerstone has grown and changed as the needs of the community have changed. Cornerstone is licensed by the state of Illinois as a child welfare agency, providing a variety of family support and counseling services.

Our Mission:

Helping people meet life’s challenges by providing the skills, support and hope needed for effective, fulfilling lives.

Our Vision:

What if? People around you do everything they can to acknowledge you. They greet you by name, shake your hand, make eye contact, maybe give you a hug.

What if? People you encounter make it a point to show their appreciation for you and the things you do. You are thanked, complimented and encouraged.

What if? People around you pay attention to you. They find ways to be helpful and kind. They attend to your basic needs. They ask for your opinions, your hopes and your dreams.

What if? The same people who acknowledge, appreciate and attend to you demonstrate by their actions that they respect and accept you unconditionally.

Cornerstone is working to become a place where people know that they matter by the way they are acknowledged, appreciated, and have their needs attended to.

We believe that hope generates action and action leads to change. We do this work because we believe everyone deserves to know that they matter. That’s why we call our vision “You Matter”.

Our Therapists and Psychiatrists

John W. Hirner, MSW

Executive Director

Ellen Rigor, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Supervisor and Therapist

Kim Parrish, CPA

Business Manager

Reggie Westhoff, MHNP

Nurse Practitioner

Mary Shaw, MS, LPC, NCC


Verda Haiducek, MS Ed., LCPC


Trina Vogel, MSW, LSW


Lindsey Wood, MS, LCPC, LMFT


Gina Brunetti, MS Ed., LCPC


Kris Hendren, BA


Raquel Kroencke, BS


Amanda Akers, BSW


Stephanie Prewitt

Support Staff

Elena Lock


Our Board

Ann Titus


Eric Thomas

1st Vice President

Theresa Oakley

2nd Vice President

Rose Hamann


Mark Strieker


Fr. Joe Zimmerman

Chuck Mahon

Natalie Oswald

Donna Smith

Darla Rischar

Kathy Fauble

Emily Lepper

Kris Kutcher

Kevin Reller

Anna Lee Koutz