Zaveola has a long history of service, whether as the Hazel Crest Veteran Commissioner, as an educator, or in her 24 years of military service. Currently a retired veteran, she is an officer and member of the 8th Infantry National Guard Association of Illinois.
Hattie Hester is a retired elementary school teacher and librarian and founding member of DWSS. She graduated from Chicago State University, formally Chicago Teachers College, with a BS in Elementary Education and later received a MA in Political Science from Governors State University.
Sharon Morrissette has a MA from Chicago State University, and is a retired educator of Chicago Public Schools. She has done extensive work in the education field, working as a participant on Chicago Board Of Education Social Science Framework writing team and as well as the Task Force revision team.