Lawrence J. Smith is a retired nephrologist having served patients in Springfield, Illinois since 1992. He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed an Internal Medicine residency and Nephrology fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

Sheila Stocks-Smith, President/Founder of the Urban Action Network, is a 42-year human services and social policy professional and community activist. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services and Public Administration from St. Mary’s College in Winona, Minnesota and a Master of Arts degree in Political Studies from the University of Illinois Springfield.

Justin Stocks-Smith is a Data Scientist. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Math from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina and a Master of Arts Degree in Statistics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Lauren Stocks-Smith is a lawyer in Washington, D.C. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and French from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and a J.D. from William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia.