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Title:Health, State Board of
Website:State Board of Health
Contact Name:Allison Nickrent
Contact Title:Legislative Liaison, Department of Public Health
Contact Phone:217-785-4650
Contact Comments:
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
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
Arnold, Damon11/1/20211/10/2020GovernorMember, Physician - Non-specifiedCook
Bufalino, Vincent11/1/20185/25/2015GovernorMember, Physician - Non-specifiedDuPage
Canessa, Patricia11/1/20211/6/2020GovernorMember, Citizen-at-largeCook
Chugh, Rashmi K.11/1/20221/6/2020GovernorMember, Non-Profit Public Interest RepresentativeDuPage
Herrmann, John11/1/20212/15/2013GovernorMember, VeterinarianStephenson
O'Connor, Joseph11/1/20237/1/2020GovernorMember, Environmental Health PractitionerWill
Phelan, Karen11/1/202211/16/2009GovernorMember, Business Community Rep.Cook
Phillips, Janice1/11/20221/6/2020GovernorMember, Public Health AcademicianCook
Pryde, Julie A.1/11/20201/6/2020GovernorMember, Local Public Health AdministratorChampaign
Sciammarella, Esther11/1/20201/6/2020GovernorMember, Health Care Industry Rep.Cook
Storck, Melissa11/1/20201/31/2020GovernorMember, Registered NurseFayette
Swider, Susan M.11/1/20221/6/2020GovernorMember, Citizen-at-LargeCook
VACANTGovernorMember, OptometristNone
VACANTGovernorMember, Physician - Private PracticeNone
VACANTGovernorMember, Physician - Preventative MedicineNone
VACANTGovernorMember, Local Board of Health RepresentativeNone
VACANTGovernorMember, Physical TherapistNone
VACANTGovernorMember, Chiropractic Physician
VACANTGovernorMember, DentistNone
Vohra, Sameer11/1/20211/6/2020GovernorMember, Physician - Medical SchoolSangamon