Area Work Incentives Coordinators

The Area Work Incentives Coordinator (AWIC) is a position established by the Commissioner to improve service to Social Security disability beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income disability recipients who wish to work.

The AWICs manage and coordinate work incentives, public outreach, and service programs. Additional information about the AWICs and other Region's AWIC contact information can be found at:

The 6 states in the Chicago Region are organized into 8 Areas. An AWIC is available in each Area, as follows:

Area Name and Phone Number Service Area
Area 1Joani Werner
(866) 667-6032
Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin
All Minnesota offices; plus Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Lancaster, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oshkosh, Rhinelander, Rice Lake, Superior, Wausau, and Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Area 2Connie Davalt
(866) 807-5995
Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois
Fond du Lac, Greenfield, Janesville, Kenosha, Madison, All Milwaukee offices, Portage, Racine, Sheboygan, Waukesha, and West Bend, WI ; plus Aurora, Bloomingdale, Bloomington, Elgin, Evanston, Freeport, Galesburg, Mount Prospect, Pekin, Peoria, Peru, Rock Island, Rockford, Sterling, Waukegan, Woodridge, and Woodstock, IL
Area 3Cathy Clack
Detroit MI Area
All Detroit offices, Ann Arbor, Chesterfield, Clawson, Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Inkster, Livonia, Monroe, Pontiac, Roseville, Sterling Heights, and Wyandotte,  MI; plus All Toledo, OH offices
Area 4 Cathy Clack

Greater Michigan
Adrian, Alpena, Battle Creek, Bay City, Benton Harbor, Big Rapids, Cadillac, Escanaba, Flint (Downtown), Fort Gratiot, Grand Rapids, Holland, Houghton, Ironwood, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Ludington, Marquette, Mt. Pleasant, Muskegon, North Flint, Owosso, Petoskey, Saginaw, Sault Ste Marie, Traverse City, and West Branch
Area 5Nicole Hanacek
Northern Ohio
Akron (Downtown), Akron (West), Ashtabula, Bowling Green, Canton, All Cleveland Offices, Defiance, East Liverpool, Findlay, Fremont, Lima, Lorain, Mansfield, Medina, New Philadelphia, Painesville, Ravenna, Sandusky, Steubenville, Warren, Wooster, and Youngstown
Area 6Debi Schwartz
Southern Ohio and Southeastern Indiana
Athens, Batavia, Cambridge, Chillicothe, All Cincinnati and Columbus offices, Dayton, Gallipolis, Hamilton, Ironton, Lancaster, Marietta, Marion, Middletown, Newark, Piqua, Portsmouth, Springfield, Xenia, and Zanesville, OH; plus Columbus, Madison, New Albany, and Richmond, IN
Area 7John Marshall
Chicago IL Area and Northern Indiana
All Chicago Offices, Hillside, Lawndale, North Riverside, and Prospect Heights, IL; plus Auburn, Elkhart, Fort Wayne, Gary, Hammond, Merrillville, Michigan City, South Bend, and Valparaiso, IN
Area 8Charles Killen
(309) 347-1025
Illinois Outside Chicago and Greater Indiana
Alton, Belleville, Carbondale, Champaign, Danville, Decatur, East St. Louis, Effingham, Harrisburg, Joliet, Kankakee, Litchfield, Mt. Vernon, Quincy, Springfield, and West Frankfort, IL; plus Anderson, Bloomington, Crawfordsville, Evansville, All Indianapolis offices, Kokomo, Lafayette, Marion, Muncie, Terre Haute, and Vincennes, IN