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Title:Latino Family Commission, Illinois
Contact Name:Elba Aranda-Suh
Contact Title:Chair
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
Amaal TokarsStatuteEx-OfficioDirector of Public HealthNone
Antolin, Joseph12/21/201012/21/2007House Minority LeaderMemberCook
Aranda-Suh, Elba10/13/20184/8/2016GovernorChair, MemberCook
Ayala, CarmenStatuteEx-OfficioSuperintendent of EducationNone
Basta, PaulaStatuteEx-OfficioDirector of the Department on AgingNone
Bennett, JamesStatuteEx-OfficioDirector of Department of Human RightsNone
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
Eagleson, TheresaStatuteEx-OfficioDepartment of Healthcare and Family ServicesNone
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
Jeffreys, RobStatuteEx-OfficioDepartment of CorrectionsNone
Kleinik, MichaelStatuteEx-OfficioDirector of the Department of LaborNone
Matias, Dr. Ernesto6/1/2022StatuteEx-Officio, State Board of EducationNone
Moguel, Rachel10/13/20184/8/2016GovernorMemberCook
Osman, OmerStatuteEx-OfficioDepartment of TransportationNone
Ramirez, Roberto6/17/20126/17/2009Senate Minority LeaderMemberKane
Smith, MarcStatuteEx-OfficioDepartment of Children and Family Services None
Soto, Cynthia11/19/2008Speaker of the HouseMemberCook
Underwood, JimStatuteEx-OfficioExecutive Director of the Capital Development BoardNone
VACANTStatuteEx-OfficioDirector of Employment Security None
VACANTHouse Minority LeaderMemberCook