About John Pingo, Ph.D. BCBA-D

John Pingo, PHD., BCBA-D, has 20-plus years experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. He joined Goldie B. Floberg Center as a Direct Support Professional in 1995. Pingo holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Beloit College and his Master's in Rehabilitation Administration and Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis from SIU Carbondale. Pingo was appointed to the position of Goldie B. Floberg Center President/CEO in 2013. Of his tenure with the Center, Pingo states, “...Every day that I come to work, I have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. I’m sure glad I knocked on that door.”

Our Pins and Mechanisms

Sometimes I think of the Goldie B. Floberg Center as a big machine. A machine made to empower and enrich the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. A machine where every part is essential in supporting the next. A machine constantly pivoting to address the needs of the people we serve and the ever changing challenges of the world around us.

2020-12-09T12:51:55-06:00December 9th, 2020|News|

The heart of legacy

In this year-end issue of Dignity, you will read about Aktion Club and its members’ commitment to our community, about the commendations received and given by staff for making an impact on the work we do every day, and about our annual celebration of donors, like you, who make this all possible.

2018-12-12T12:00:20-06:00December 12th, 2018|News|

The calm after the storm—now we can really get to work

Following a two-year cycle of posturing, votes, votoes, more votes and more vetoes, the State of Illinois has a budget. As a state, we have a lot of work to be done before our finances will be considered sound. Despite the negatives and controversy that surround this budget, and possible cuts from a federal level, this budget brings us bright skies—optimism and relief.

2017-10-24T13:54:43-05:00October 24th, 2017|News|

Action needed: Contact your Rep in support of DSPs and individuals with developmental disabilities

Please click on the link below TODAY and send an electronic letter to your local House Representative urging her or him to vote to override the Governor’s budget veto. This is it folks! The budget not only avoids cuts for our services but also includes a raise for DSPs. PLEASE go the link now and let’s push this budget across the finish line. The link will identify your House representative for you and already has the letter written. Super easy!

2017-07-05T15:34:03-05:00July 5th, 2017|News|

Don’t let them lump our loved ones. Please call or email your US senators and representatives

Please urge your friends, family, and colleagues to contact their senators and house representative at the federal level to share how the current bill will have an adverse impact on the people we love and care for, like the children and adults with developmental disabilities served by Goldie B. Floberg Center, or people like my grandfather.

2017-03-09T10:25:11-06:00March 9th, 2017|Blog, News|

The Good News Inside of All of Us

I myself am a voracious consumer of news. Our brains are wired to be more sensitive to bad news and potential threats than to good news. This lopsided focus on bad news probably helped our ancient ancestors navigate a dangerous world. Today, it’s not as helpful and can be the equivalent of wearing bad news-tinted glasses all the time. That is why I push myself everyday to pay attention to good news.

2016-08-05T14:35:55-05:00August 5th, 2016|News|
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