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Meet Our Program Directors
Dave Grassi, Director of Paralegal Studies
Mr. Grassi is an educator, attorney, and arbitrator. He earned an undergraduate degree in American History at the University of Michigan, a Master’s of Arts degree at DePaul University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Ohio Northern University. He has been practicing law for 25 years and is licensed in Michigan and Illinois. In addition to teaching a significant number of courses within the Paralegal and Criminal Justice Programs, he is an Arbitrator with the Cook County Arbitration Board, a trainer at Cook County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program, and was the former chief counsel for Paladin Health Care Consultants, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Kathryn Krischke, Director of Online and Continuing Education
Kathryn Krischke has been at MacCormac College for eight years in various academic capacities and has been a major contributor of the online division of the MacCormac education. She has a Business Degree from Loyola University, a Master’s Degree from University of Nebraska as well as numerous certificates including computer programs, web development, and previously held a real estate broker’s license. Kathryn was awarded a place at the National Symposium for Excellence in Teaching with UIC and National Science Foundation. She has owned several businesses, is involved in the stock market and has a passion for education. She is a certified Divemaster Scuba Diver, speaks conversational Spanish and continues to advance her education.
Peg Sokalski-Dorchack, Director of Court Reporting
Mrs. Sokalski-Dorchack is an educator, former U.S. Air Force Sergeant, and former official court reporter for the Medina Municipal Court in Ohio. Mrs. Sokalski-Dorchack earned an Associate of Applied Business Degree with a concentration in Court and Conference Reporting from Cuyahoga Community College, an undergraduate degree in Technical Education from The University of Akron, and a Master of Education degree from Cleveland State University. In addition, she holds an NCRA Certificate of Merit and is currently an NCRA Certified Reporting Instructor and authored a textbook for the Stenograph company focusing on writing testimony. Mrs. Sokalski-Dorchack has family in Colorado, Virginia, and Ohio that she visits as often as her schedule allows.
Abraham Martinez, Director of Criminal Justice
This adjunct Criminal Justice professor presently teaches at MacCormac College and also lectures and instructs a Criminal Justice class to high school students. He has 19 combined years of police work experience. Throughout his law enforcement career he has successfully acquired the rank of Deputy Chief of Police with the Dolton Police Department. Under his administrative direction, Abe managed 80 sworn officers, and supervised 17 police clerks. Abe also has additional knowledge and experience in a public safety university setting and he quickly advanced to the rank of Police Commander of Professional Standards Bureau with the University of Chicago Police Department. Abe has completed his undergraduate degree and his graduate degree with Calumet College of St. Joseph with a Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Management and a Master’s degree in Public Safety Police Administration. Abe has attended and completed Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (NUCPS) Supervision of Police Personnel Program.
Nancy Hollis, Director of Business Administration
Nancy Hollis has extensive entrepreneurial, business, accounting, and investment experience. Prior to joining MacCormac College, she co-founded TEDI Financial Management Co., an education firm that specializes in providing unbiased financial literacy education classes that cover topics including budgeting, checking and savings accounts, credit, investing, retirement and insurance. Prior to TEDI, Nancy founded MoneyWise Strategies Group in 2011 to fulfill her passion for helping young people learn how to manage their personal financial lives. Prior to founding MoneyWise, Nancy was a Managing Director at Bivium Capital Partners, LLC, an investment management firm she co-founded in 2002 and helped grow to over $1.3 billion in assets under management. Nancy’s career began at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Investment Management Division. She received her BA in Economics from New York University and her MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.