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Title:Health, State Board of
Function:The Board advises department director on public health policy, emergencies, and control of health hazards; reviews department rules and program proposals; recommends solutions to public health issues.
Term:3 years, and until a replacement is appointed
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Qualifications:Legal residents of Illinois. One member age 60 or over.
Compensation:$150 per diem not to exceed $10,000 per year, plus expenses
Composition:20 appointed by Governor - 5 licensed physicians - 1 from medical school facility - 1 certified in preventive medicine - 1 engaged in private practice - 2 non-specified - 1 dentist - 1 environmental health practitioner - 1 local public health administrator - 1 local board of health member - 1 registered nurse - 1 optometrist - 1 veterinarian - 1 public health academician - 1 health care industry representative - 1 non-profit public interest representative - 1 business community representative - 2 citizens at large - 1 chiropractic physician - 1 physical therapist
Chair:Elected by board
Authority:20 ILCS 5/5-565, 5/5-605

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Adkins, Julie11/1/20176/26/2012GovernorMember, Registered NurseFranklin
Banaszynski, David11/1/20176/26/2012GovernorMember, Environmental Health PractitionerMcHenry
Bufalino, Vincent11/1/20185/25/2015GovernorMember, Physician - Non-specifiedDuPage
Girotti, Jorge A 11/1/201611/16/2009GovernorMember, Citizen-at-LargeDuPage
Herrmann, John11/1/20182/15/2013GovernorMember, VeterinarianStephenson
Kirkegaard, Margaret6/30/20186/6/2016GovernorMember, Public Health AcademicianDuPage
Leikin, Jerrold11/1/20184/18/2016GovernorMember, Physician - Medical SchoolCook
Phelan, Karen11/1/201611/16/2009GovernorMember, Business Community Rep.Cook
VACANTGovernorMember, Non-Profit Public Interest RepresentativeNone
VACANTGovernorMember, OptometristNone
VACANTGovernorMember, Physician - Non-specifiedNone
VACANTGovernorMember, Physician - Private PracticeNone
VACANTGovernorMember, Health Care Industry Rep.None
VACANTGovernorMember, Physician - Preventative MedicineNone
VACANTGovernorMember, Local Board of Health RepresentativeNone
VACANTGovernorMember, Physical TherapistNone
VACANTGovernorMember, Chiropractic Physician
VACANTGovernorMember, Citizen-at-largeNone
VACANTGovernorMember, Local Public Health AdministratorNone
VACANTGovernorMember, DentistNone