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Title:Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention
Website:http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=37365
Contact Name:Ann Freiburg
Contact E-Mail:Ann.Freiburg@illinois.gov
Function:The council advises and assists in development, implementation, and evaluation of early intervention and education programs for children with disabilities and their families.
Term:3 year staggered terms; members serve until successor is appointed; maximum of 2 consecutive terms.
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:At least 20 but not more than 30 members: Members of the Council and the designated chairperson of the Council shall be appointed by the Governor: - At least 20% of the members of the Council shall be parents; including minority parents of infants or toddlers with disabilities or children with disabilities aged 12 or younger, with knowledge of, or experience with, programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities. - At least one such member shall be a parent of an infant or toddler with a disability or a child with a disabilityaged 6 or younger; - At least 20% of the members of the Council shall be public or private providers of earlyintervention services; - One member shall be a representative of the General Assembly; - One member shall be involved in the preparation of professional personnel to serve infants and toddlers similar to those eligible for services under the Early Intervention Services System; - Two members shall be from advocacy organizations with expertise in improving health, development, and educational outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilities; - One member shall be a Child and Family Connections manager from a rural district; - One member shall be a Child and Family Connections manager from an urban district; - One member shall be the co-chair of the Illinois Early Learning Council (or his or her designee); and - Members representing the following agencies or entities: the State Board of Education; the Department of Public Health; the Department of Children and Family Services; the University of Illinois Division of Specialized Care for Children; the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities; Head Start or Early Head Start; and the Department of Human Services' Division of Mental Health. A member may represent one or more of the listed agencies or entities. Also serving as members are representatives of the following state agencies: - Secretary, Department of Human Services - 2 additional representatives of Department of Human Services, designated by Secretary - Director, Department of Insurance, or designee. - Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Chair:Designated by the Governor
Authority:325 ILCS 20/4

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Adams-Alsberry, Joan Diane10/20/20148/30/2010GovernorMember, ProviderCook
Berman, Karen6/3/20196/3/2013GovernorMember, advocacy organizations with expertise in improving health, development, and educational outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilitiesCook
Bertolozzi, Teresa10/20/20187/1/2016GovernorMember, ParentDuPage
Burke, Meghan10/20/20202/2/2018GovernorMember, ParentChampaign
Cammarata, Bob10/20/20188/3/2007GovernorMember, ProviderDuPage
Collins, FranDHS SecretaryMember, representative of DHSNone
Cunningham, KellyStatuteMember, Director, Department of Healthcare and Family Services, or designeeNone
Delgado, Benjamin10/20/20181/11/2016GovernorMember, ProviderCook
Demmer, Tom10/20/20187/22/2016GovernorMember, General AssemblyLee
Doan, KristinaStatuteMember, Superintendent, Illinois State Board of Education, or designeeNone
Ehmann, Melissa10/20/20203/23/2018GovernorMember, ParentDuPage
Emmons, Donna10/20/20171/11/2016GovernorMember, Head StartMacon
Harkness, MargaretStatuteMember, Director, Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, or designeeNone
Hobbs, NakeshaDHS SecretaryMember, representative of DHS (Bureau of Child Care)None
Hodges, VickiMember, Homeless Children & Youth (McKinney-Vento Homeless Program)
Lowery, Delores4/19/20193/23/2018GovernorMember, Child and Family Connections manager from an urban districtWinnebago
Mullin, GingerStatuteMember, Director, Department of Public Health, or designeeDoctorNone
Orr, LoriMember, Early Learning Council - Governor's Office
Perez, Rosalina10/20/20174/8/2016GovernorMember, ParentDuPage
Schrock, Kathy10/20/20161/25/2008GovernorChair, Member, ProviderCook
Schubert, RalphStatuteMember, Director, University of Illinois Division of Specialized Care for Children, or designeeNone
Strode, Lynette10/20/20171/11/2016GovernorMember, ProviderSangamon
Trevino, Becca10/20/20203/23/2018GovernorMember, ParentBoone
VACANT10/20/20063/14/2005GovernorMemberNone
VACANT10/20/200612/13/2004GovernorMember, ProviderNone
VACANT10/20/2020GovernorMember, ParentNone
Wahl, Rita6/3/20161/11/2016GovernorMember, Child and Family Connections manager from a rural districtEffingham
Wehman, Therese10/20/201611/19/2007GovernorMember, Personnel PreparationCook
Williams, AngelStatuteMember, Director, Department of Children and Family Services, or designeeNone
Williams, ConstanceStatuteMember, Secretary, Department of Human Services, or designee (Div. of Mental Health)DoctorNone
Woods, KarenStatuteMember, Director, Department of Insurance, or designeeNone
Zimmerman, Amy6/3/20196/3/2013GovernorMember, advocacy organizations with expertise in improving health, development, and educational outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilitiesCook