Dawn joined Beacon Center in December of 2011 as the Executive Director. Dawn earned her undergraduate Degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale majoring in Sociology. Dawn was a member of the United States Air Force for almost 9 years, where she worked as a Paralegal. Dawn continued her studies after her career in the United States Air Force and obtained her Masters of Science Degree in Continuing Education in Counseling and Psychology from the University of West Alabama. Dawn was hired to manage and oversee operational requirements of Beacon Center.