The Awards Committee encourages IFSEA members to recognize excellence through submission of nominees! 

Please take a moment to complete a nomination for those you feel deserve recognition for their contributions to improving services to Illinois’ families.

The award categories are:

IFSEA Jurist Award Nomination – For Judges, Hearing Officers or others who issue rulings or finding in child support cases or who supervise those who do.

IFSEA Child Support Professional Nomination – For everyone who provides service from clerical and support staff to attorneys (who are not supervisors or managers).

IFSEA Leadership Award Nomination – For those who serve as managers or supervisors or who demonstrate leadership in another role.

IFSEA Outstanding Program Nomination – For teams, groups, or offices who demonstrate performance excellence, innovation, or who positively impact the child support program.

Online nomination forms are available by clicking on the links below. Nominations must be submitted by close of business August 15th, 2019. If you are unable to access the link or would just prefer that nomination forms be mailed or emailed to you, please contact Mario Jimenez by email at

Nominees do not need to be current members of IFSEA, though membership may be a consideration in evaluation of nominations.  All nominations will be carefully and fairly considered by the IFSEA members who have been assigned to the Awards Committee. 

IFSEA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Awards:

Professional of the Year:  Lorelei Nickols of The Illinois Attorney General’s Office

Leadership Award: Sherrie Runge of The Division Of Child Support Services Assistant Deputy Administrator – Southern

Outstanding Program of the year: Division of Child Support Services Resource Center

The Awards Committee Members John Harris, Mario Jimenez, Christina Mahoney, Hillary Hoffman and Anna Leonard.