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Early Learning Council Members 

Early Learning Council members serve on a voluntary, unpaid basis and reflect the regional, cultural, and racial diversity of Illinois. Members serve three-year terms. The President of the Senate, Minority Leader of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives each appoint one member to the Council; the Governor appoints all other members.


AttachmentsNameOrganizationMembershipCommitteeOrder
 Harriet Meyer Illinois Early Learning Council Council Co-Chair 0
 Julie SmithOffice of the GovernorCouncil Co-Chair 0
 Jim ApplegateIllinois Board of Higher Education Ex-oficio Member 2
 Bobbie GreggDepartment of Child and Family ServicesEx-oficio Member 2
 Julie HamosIllinois Department of Healthcare and Family ServicesEx-oficio Member 2
 LaMar HasbrouckIllinois Department of Public HealthEx-oficio Member 2
 Karen Hunter AndersonIllinois Community College BoardEx-oficio Member 2
 Christopher KochIllinois State Board of EducationEx-oficio Member 2
 Michelle SaddlerIllinois Department of Human ServicesEx-oficio Member 2
 Karen BermanOunce of Prevention FundExecutive CommitteeSystems Integration and Alignment3
 Jeanna Capito Positive Parenting DupageExecutive CommitteeProgram Standards and Quality3
 George DavisCity of Rockford Human ServicesExecutive CommitteeFamily and Community Engagement3
 Daniel FitzgeraldIllinois Department of Children and Family ServicesExecutive CommitteeFamily and Community Engagement3
 Gaylord GiesekeVoices for Illinois ChildrenExecutive CommitteeHome Visiting Task Force3
 Dan HarrisIllinois Dept. of Human ServicesExecutive CommitteeData, Research and Evaluation3
 Theresa HawleyGovernor's Office of Early Childhood DevelopmentExecutive Committee Executive3
 Reyna HernandezIllinois State Board of EducationExecutive CommitteeSystems Integration and Alignment3
 Teresa KellyStrong Foundations PartnershipExecutive CommitteeHome Visiting Task Force3
 Janet MarunaIllinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral AgenciesExecutive CommitteeProgram Standards and Quality3
 Beth Mascitti-MillerChicago Public SchoolsExecutive Committee 3
 Sylvia PuenteLatino Policy ForumExecutive Committee 3
 Diana RaunerOunce of Prevention FundExecutive CommitteeHome Visiting Task Force3
 Elliot RegensteinOunce of Prevention FundExecutive CommitteeData, Research and Evaluation3
 Vanessa RichCity of Chicago Executive CommitteeSystems Integration and Alignment3
 Gina RutherIllinois Department of Human ServicesExecutive Committee 3
 Linda SaterfieldIllinois Department of Human ServicesExecutive CommitteeProgram Standards and Quality3
 Teri TalanNational Louis UniversityExecutive CommitteeData, Research and Evaluation 3
 Kathleen Villano The CenterExecutive Committee 3
 Maria WhelanIllinois Action for ChildrenExecutive CommitteeFamily and Community Engagement3
 Kay WillmothUS Dept. of Health and Human Services - Administration for Children and Family ServicesExecutive Committee 3
 Josie YanguasIllinois Resource CenterExecutive Committee 3
 Cindy ZumwaltIllinois State Board of Education Executive Committee 3
 Pamela AlthoffIllinois State SenateCouncil Member 4
 Jeff AranawskiIllinois State Board of EducationCouncil Member 4
 Lori BaasChristopher HouseCouncil Member 4
 Barbara BowmanChicago Public SchoolsCouncil Member 4
 Tim CarpenterFight Crime: Invest in KidsCouncil Member 4
 Andrea DenshamChild Care Network of EvanstonCouncil Member 4
 Phyllis GlinkIrving Harris FoundationCouncil Member 4
 Vinni HallIllinois State Board of EducationCouncil Member 4
 Don HarmonIllinois State SenateCouncil Member 4
 Gloria HarrisCOFICouncil Member 4
 Ava HarstonIllinois Federation of TeachersCouncil Member 4
 Colleen JonesMetro Family AEYCCouncil Member 4
 Camille LillyIllinois House of RepresentativesCouncil Member 4
 Suzanne LoganKangaroo CornerCouncil Member 4
 Teresa MartinWalsh SchoolCouncil Member 4
 Mark McHughOne Hope UnitedCouncil Member 4
 Debbie Meisner-Bertauski Illinois Board of Higher EducationCouncil Member 4
 Janice MoensterChildrens Home + Aid Council Member 4
 Lauri Morrison-FrichtlIllinois Head Start AssociationCouncil Member 4
 Geoff NagleErikson InstituteCouncil Member 4
 Joe NeriIFFCouncil Member 4
 Carolyn Newberry SchwartzThe Collaboration for Early Childhood Care & EducationCouncil Member 4
 Beatrice NicholsChicago Department of Family and Support ServicesCouncil Member 4
 Donna NylanderValley View Early Childhood CenterCouncil Member 4
 Andrea PalmerIllinois Department of Human ServicesCouncil Member 4
 Chuck ParrIllinois Head Start Association Board Council Member 4
 Claudia QuiggBaby TALKCouncil Member 4
 Barbara QuinnIllinois Congress of Parents and TeachersCouncil Member 4
 Pam Reising Rechner Illinois State Board of EducationCouncil Member 4
 Pam RothIllinois House of RepresentativesCouncil Member 4
 Jodi ScottRegional Office of Education #27Council Member 4
 Brynn SeibertSEIUCouncil Member 4
 Sara SlaughterMcCormick FoundationCouncil Member 4
 Luz Maria Solis Chicago Public SchoolsCouncil Member 4
 Martin TorresLatino Policy ForumCouncil Member 4
 Sheridan TurnerChildren's MuseumCouncil Member 4
 Joan VitaleVoices for Illinois ChildrenCouncil Member 4
 Judith Walker-KendrickChicago Coalition of Site Administered Child Care ProgramsCouncil Member 4
 Granada WilliamsIllinois Department of Human SevicesCouncil Member 4
 Cass WolfeInfant Welfare Society of EvanstonCouncil Member 4
 Melina WrightIllinois State Board of EducationCouncil Member 4
 Karen W. YarbroughOunce of Prevention FundCouncil Member 4