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1280 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108

Beth Squires

Marketing Director

Beth Squires


Elizabeth “Beth” Squires was born and raised in Springfield, IL. After moving with her family after graduating high school in 1989, she has lived in northern Illinois ever since. She graduated from NIU with both an undergraduate and graduate degree in public health. Her passion is prevention, especially for mental health.

Beth has extensive experience in higher education. She has worked in higher education since 2005 in a variety of roles. She has experience in student advising, internship coordination, curriculum development, instruction, program design, and evaluation. She currently works as the Assistant Director of External and Pipeline Projects at the National Center for Rural Health Professions which is located at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford campus. She works to recruit high school and college students into healthcare degrees to increase the rural healthcare workforce.

Due to family history and life experiences, Beth has gained an interest in promoting excellent mental wellness starting from a young age. Although she did not have the opportunity to meet Zachary, she hopes to prevent suicides in teens through the promotion of events and programs offered by Marshmallow’s Hope in her role as Marketing Director.