Mattoon Area P.A.D.S.
Public Action to Deliver Shelter

Meet Our Staff

Michael Stopka- Executive Director 

 Prior to joining PADS Michael worked as an abuse, neglect and exploitation investigator with Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.


He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Arts in Gerontology from Eastern Illinois University. Michael was born in Poland and moved to Chicago with his family in 1998. He decided to make Charleston his home after graduating from Eastern.

Michael is a member of  Knights Columbus Council 8713 and attends Immaculate Conception. He is also a member of the Mattoon Lions Club. In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time outside either by taking his dog Maya out for walks or fishing.

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Sarita Dunne- Shelter Services Coordinator 


Sarita Dunne is a recent graduate of Lake Land College with an Associates in Applied Science- Psychology. Prior to joining P.A.D.S, she worked with One Hope United in Charleston,  and also in the Lake Land College Counseling Department. She resides in Mattoon with her 3 children and fiancé. 

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