Alejandra Cortez

Alejandra Vazquez

Administrative Assistant

Why did you choose Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area?

After being recruited to be a part of this amazing agency, I have chosen to be here for a little over 8 years now because there are amazing team players I work with. There is an incredible amount of support from everyone, simply making my job more wonderful.

If you had to give a 2-minute elevator speech on what you do every day, what would you say?

My job entails creating new charts for first time clients that were assessed by crisis workers. I also close those who will no longer receive services. In addition, I also assist in other agency functions as needed.

What is the best part of working in the mental health field?

The best part of working in the Mental Health Field is that you really never know how your day is going to be. That's right, never! Because it is always a surprise, it is what makes your job more interesting. Some days I might have only 10 assessments to take care of, and other days I might have 20+ assessments. You just never know. That's what being in the mental health field is all about, unpredictable!

What is the favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of the job is receiving support from staff and my supervisors! It simply makes it all easier.

Who has had the most influence on your work career?

My family! Their support and love makes everything easier.

What is your favorite quote?

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss

People would be surprised if they knew I...

I worked in a juvenile jail.

If you could pick a superpower what would it be?

The power to remove worries and stress!

Favorite Food?


What is the most interesting place that you've visited?

Guanajuato City, Mexico. The culture and the museums are simply beautiful and leave you speechless!

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