We’re an association formed by member agencies to provide community-based Therapeutic Recreation to individuals with disabilities or special needs. We provide year-round recreation, leisure and life skill activities that add to the quality of life for those who participate and their families. Our member districts are Bourbonnais Township Park District, Kankakee Valley Park District, and Limestone Township Park District.  We view ourselves as a completion of the commitment of each associating Park District’s responsibility to serve all its citizens including individuals with special needs.

Our Mission: “Providing year-round recreation, leisure and life skill activities that add to the quality of life for those who participate and their families.”

Meet the Team


Tom Breitenbucher, CPRP

Executive Director

Tom graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1984. He has worked in the Recreation Field for 32 years, 24 with RVSRA. He loves seeing the interaction participants have with each other. The benefits they get from a smile, a hug, or a high five are priceless.



Dorene Mohler, APRP

Program Coodinator

Dorene has worked with RVSRA for over 19 years as the program coordinator. She supervises the staff during programs as well as during summer day camp. She loves challenging participants with new ideas.



Pam Bright

Special Olympic Coordinator

Pam graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. She has worked with RVSRA for 13 years. She loves helping athletes/participants strive to be all they can be.



Kati Vaughn, CPRP

Program Coordinator

Kati graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelors degree in Recreation and Park Administration. She has worked within the park district setting for 15 years in many different roles and is in her 2nd year with RVSRA. She believes the benefits of recreation are important for all individuals and is dedicated to making that happen.


Part-time Staff

Jody Schierenbeck

Melody Benoit

Jeff Frazier

Jessica Rattin

Neal Grimes

Kelsey Bright

Cara Hennessy

Rosella Thomas

Darrell Benoit

Sydney Bright

Mason LeMay

Roger Kilbride

Erin Keenan

Amber Forbes

Rachel Cox

Amy Simpson

Lisa Poole

Lauren Cox

Jennifer Rabideau


Board of Commissioners

Francis Ciaccio, Chairman

Limestone Park District

Anthony Settle, Vice Chairman

Bourbonnais Township Park District

Duane Tucker, Secretary

Kankakee Valley Park District

Alfred Hollis

Kankakee Valley Park District

Clark Gregoire

Bourbonnais Township Park District

Next Meeting:

5:30 PM on April 17, 2018 at the SRA Office,
1335 E Broadway, Bradley, IL

Advisory Committee

The River Valley Special Recreation Association has an Advisory Committee that consists of at least 11 members. Members of the committee come from a cross section of the three districts that make up the RVSRA. Members can also come from outside of the districts and related agencies. The purpose of the Advisory Committee shall be to help develop, promote and evaluate programs and to advice as necessary. The committee meets in July, October, January and April.