Alexis Wardius is CICS' Payroll and Benefits Administrator assisting both HR and finance teams while supporting network staff and several CICS campuses. She is responsible for executing payroll operations, benefit programs and additional HR-related projects. Her HR career started at a pediatric clinic that provides multi-disciplinary therapy for children with developmental delays. She values being part of a collaborative team that is mission-focused and compassionate. Her community involvement ranges from connecting art and civic engagement and working with organizations that inspire economic opportunity. Prior to joining CICS, Alexis worked at an urban agriculture farm on the south side of Chicago where she managed all HR functions. In her spare time, Alexis enjoys photography, camping, baking cookies and tending to her cactus collection.