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County Coroner

Cinda Edwards, RN, BSN, D-ABMDI

Cinda Edwards has been the Sangamon County Coroner since June 1, 2011. Prior to becoming Coroner, Cinda had a notable career and lifestyle of caring for others as a registered nurse in Springfield.  After working on the Neurosurgical Unit at Memorial and the Emergency Room at St. John's, she began working as clinical director for Priority Care, a new business model designed to meet the demands for convenient and accessible health care.  Over a span of 28 years, Cinda's role of coordinating a busy clinic while continuing to care for patients was vital to the success and growth of Priority Care.

Cinda has been elected to and served as Chair of the Lincoln Land Community College Board of Trustees and is a contributor to Lincoln Land Community College, Southwinds Park, Hoogland Center for the Arts, Big Brothers Big Sisters and other Charities.

Since becoming Coroner, she has used her passion to elevate the Coroner's Office to the current standards as outlined by the Medico-Legal Death Investigation protocols.


Born: Springfield, IL
Home Town: Springfield, IL


1970-1974 Glenwood High School
1979 Lincoln Land Community College – Associates Degree Nursing
1989 University of Illinois at Springfield – Bachelor of Science Nursing


Basic Coroner's Training
June 2012 - Registered Medico-Legal Death Investigator, Registry Number 1849
Mandatory Firearms Training
Aquatic Death Investigation
911 Homicide Calls Statement Analysis


3rd Vice President for Illinois Coroner’s & Medical Examiners Association
Vice Chairperson of the Child Death Review Springfield Team
Member International Associations of Coroners and Medical Examiners
Member Illinois Adult Fatality Review Team