Making Work Pay 

Solutions for those engaged in work, but still experiencing extreme poverty

Commissioners

Trinita Logue, President, Illinois Facilities Fund
Maria Whelan, President and CEO, Illinois Action For Children
Ahlam Jbara, Outreach and Interpretation Program Director, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Andy Davis, Executive Director, Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Angela Richardson, GYO/Education Organizer, Community Caring Conference
Bob Pritchard, State Representative, General Assembly
Caronina Grimble, Sr. Project Manager, Office of Assistant Secretary Grace Hou IDHS
Charles Johnson, Director, Illinois Department on Aging
Dennis Smith, Executive Director, Northern Illinois Food Bank
Eric Weinheimer, President and CEO, The CARA Program
Esther Golar, State Representative, General Assembly
Gaye Preston, President/CEO, Community Support Services, Inc.
Gina Guillemette, Director of Policy & Advocacy, Heartland Alliance
Jenny Wittner, Associate Director, Women Employed
Jim Hires, Executive Director, Eastern Illinois Foodbank
Juan Salgado, President and CEO, Instituto Del Progreso Latino
Julia Henly, Professor, University of Chicago
Kathy Donahue, Director of Programs, Catholic Charities
Keith Kelleher, President, SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana
Lanita Koster, Board Member, Illinois State Board of Education
Laurie Mikva, Legal Counsel, Illinois Department of Employment Security
Leslie Boucree, Chief of Legislative Affairs, Illinois Department of Human Rights
Maria Kim, Vice President of Resource and Career Development, The CARA Program
Mark Aguilera
Mary Ruth Herbers, Senior Director of Programs, Center for Economic Progress
Maureen Palmer, Deputy Director Bureau of Community Development, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Michael B. Golden, Co-Founder and Board Vice President, Illinois Education Foundation
Michael W. Frerichs, State Senator, General Assembly
Ray Pendergrast, Executive Director, Jane Addams Resource Corporation
Rocki Wilkerson, Coordinator, Decatur Public Schools-Adult Education Department
Rosana Marquez, President and CEO, Eleanor Foundation
Stephen Raudenbusch, Professor, University of Chicago
Susan Lambert, Professor, University of Chicago
Virginia Parks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, SSA, University of Chicago
Zola Fuller

Public Committee Meetings

December 17, 2009

January 26, 2010

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