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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
Baldock, MichelleStatuteMember, Director, Department of Insurance, or designeeNone
Beard, Esther6/3/202210/21/2019GovernorMember, 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
Collins, FranDHS SecretaryMember, representative of DHSNone
Cunningham, KellyStatuteMember, Director, Department of Healthcare and Family Services, or designeeNone
DeGraffenreid, Lynnette10/20/202110/21/2019GovernorMember, ProviderCook
Delgado, Benjamin10/20/20181/11/2016GovernorMember, ProviderCook
Demmer, Tom10/20/20187/22/2016GovernorMember, General AssemblyLee
DeVito, Brenda10/3/202210/3/2019GovernorChair, Member, ProviderCook
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
Farr, Charles6/3/202210/21/2019GovernorMember, Child and Family Connections manager from a rural districtWarren
Gunderson, Tracy10/20/202011/5/2019GovernorMember, ProviderChampaign
Harkness, MargaretStatuteMember, Director, Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, or designeeNone
Hobbs, NakishaDHS SecretaryMember, representative of DHS (Bureau of Child Care)None
Hodges, VickiMember, Homeless Children & Youth (McKinney-Vento Homeless Program)
Little, Lauren10/20/202110/21/2019GovernorMemberKane
Lowery, Delores4/19/20193/23/2018GovernorMember, Child and Family Connections manager from an urban districtWinnebago
Morrison, Christine Doyle10/20/202110/23/2019GovernorMember, ProviderCook
Mullin, GingerStatuteMember, Director, Department of Public Health, or designeeDoctorNone
Orr, LoriMember, Early Learning Council - Governor's Office
Perez, Rosalina10/20/20174/8/2016GovernorMember, ParentDuPage
Sanghvi, Nisha10/20/202010/21/2019GovernorMember, ProviderDuPage
Santos, Rosa Milagros10/20/202210/21/2019GovernorMember, Personnel PreparationChampaign
Schubert, RalphStatuteMember, Director, University of Illinois Division of Specialized Care for Children, or designeeNone
Trevino, Becca10/20/20203/23/2018GovernorMember, ParentBoone
VACANT10/20/2020GovernorMember, ParentNone
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
Zimmerman, Amy6/3/20196/3/2013GovernorMember, advocacy organizations with expertise in improving health, development, and educational outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilitiesCook