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Title:Latino Family Commission, Illinois
Contact Name:Elba Aranda-Suh
Contact Title:Chair
Contact E-Mail:Elba.Aranda-Suh@illinois.gov
Function:The purpose of the Illinois Latino Family Commission is to advise the Governor and General Assembly, as well as work directly with State agencies to improve and expand existing policies, services, programs, and opportunities for Latino families.
Term:3-year terms, except in the case of initial appointments: 5 appointed to 2 year terms and 5 are appointed to 3 year terms so terms are staggered
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:Each member shall have working knowledge of human services, community development, and economic public policies in Illinois. Members must also reflect regional representation and be selected from a variety of disciplines representing a partnership and collaborative effort between public and private agencies, the business sector, and community-based services organizations.
Compensation:Reimbursed for expenses
Composition:15 members: 3 appointed by the Governor; 3 appointed by the Senate President; 3 appointed by the Senate Majority Leader; 3 appointed by the Speaker of the House or Representative; 3 appointed by the House of Representatives Minority Leader; Ex officio liaison members appointed by: Dep on Aging; Dep of Children and Family Services; Dep of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; Dep of Corrections; Dep of Employment Security; Dep of Human Services; Dep of Healthcare and Family Services; Dep of Public Health; Dep of Transportation; State Board of Education; State Board of Higher Education; Community College Board; Dept of Human Rights; Capital Development Board; Dept of Labor
Chair:Governor shall appoint Chairperson or Chairpersons, and in cooperation with the State agencies, provide administrative support for the Commission
Authority:20 ILCS 3983/20

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Aguiar, NelsonStatuteEx-Officio, Community College BoardAssociate Director for ESL & Immigrant IssuesNone
Antolin, Joseph12/21/201012/21/2007House Minority LeaderMemberCook
Aranda-Suh, Elba10/13/20184/8/2016GovernorChair, MemberCook
Boland, Michael11/19/2008Speaker of the HouseMemberCook
Charneco, Carlos7/15/2019StatuteEx-Officio, Dept.Commerce and Economic Opportunity DesigneeNone
Di Paulo, Jaime10/13/20184/8/2016GovernorMemberCook
Diaz-Castillo, ElizabethStatuteEx-Officio, Dept. of Human Services designeeDirector of the Office of Hispanic and Latino AffairsNone
Figueroa-Peralta, Wanda I.8/24/20108/24/2009President of the SenateMemberDoctorCook
Garcia, Angel6/17/20126/17/2009Senate Minority LeaderMemberCook
Garza, Raul12/21/201012/21/2007House Minority LeaderMemberChief Executive Officer, Aunt Martha’s Youth Service CenterCook
Gomez, Angelica M.8/24/20118/24/2009President of the SenateMemberCook
Gomez-Feliciano, Lucy8/24/20128/24/2009President of the SenateMemberCook
Hernandez Jr., Rene6/17/20126/17/2009Senate Minority LeaderMemberLake
Hernandez, Elizabeth11/19/2008Speaker of the HouseMemberCook
Hernandez, Reyna3/10/2014StatuteEx-Officio, State Board of EducationNone
Jimenez, JoseStatuteEx-Officio, Dept. of Aging DesigneeAdministrative AssistantNone
Leanos, LisbethStatuteEx-Officio, Employment Security DesigneeNone
Martinez, JesseStatuteEx-Officio, Capital Development BoardNone
Martorello, BeatrizStatuteEx-Officio, Dept. of LaborNone
Moguel, Rachel10/13/20184/8/2016GovernorMemberCook
Ramirez, Roberto6/17/20126/17/2009Senate Minority LeaderMemberKane
Rodriguez, Julio C. StatuteEx-Officio, Dept of Human RightsNone
Rodriguez, LourdesStatuteEx-Officio, Dept. of Children and Family Services DesingeeNone
Shah, NiravStatuteEx-Officio, Dept. of Public HealthDirector of Public HealthCook
Soto, Cynthia11/19/2008Speaker of the HouseMemberCook
Sutton, ArthurStatuteEx-Officio, State Board of Higher EducationNone
VACANTStatuteEx-Officio, Dept. of Healthcare and Family ServicesNone
VACANTStatuteEx-Officio, Dept. of Transportation DesigneeNone
VACANTStatuteEx-Officio, Dept. of Corrections DesigneeNone
VACANTHouse Minority LeaderMemberCook