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Title:Deaf-Blind Individuals, Advisory Board for Services for
Website:Advisory Board for Services for Deaf-Blind Individuals
Contact Name:Bob Griffith
Contact Title:Chair of the Illinois Advisory Board for Persons who are Deaf Blind
Contact Phone:217 558 0565
Function:The Board advises State Superintendent of Education, Governor, and General Assembly on education and care of deaf/blind individuals; recommends standards and payment rates for facilities serving deaf and blind. The Advisory Board shall meet at least 4 times per year and not more than 12 times per year. (6 members of the Advisory Board shall constitute a quorum).
Term:3 years.
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:Each appointing authority, other than Governor, shall include at least one parent of deaf-blind individual, or a person who is deaf-blind. One person designated by each agency may be an employee of such agency. Board is to meet between 4 and 12 times year.
Compensation:Non-State Employees are reimbursed for Expenses and can receive up to $50 per diem.
Composition:11 members: 3 appointed by Governor: 1 at least 60 years of age; 1 consumer who is deaf/blind; 1 parent of a person who is deaf/blind; 2 appointed by State Superintendent of Education; 4 appointed by Secretary of Human Services; 2 appointed by Director, Department of Children & Family Services.
Chair:Chairperson is elected annually by the members
Authority:105 ILCS 5/14-11.02

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Bohrman, JeffreyDHSMember, ParentCook
Breese, MarciaDHSMember, Employee RepresentativeNone
Ellett, Eliza9/11/20151/25/2013GovernorMember, ParentCook
Griffith, BobDHSChair, Member, Employee RepresentativeSangamon
Hamer, ShelleISBEMember, Employee RepresentativeCook
Jun, John9/13/20229/26/2011GovernorMember, At least 60 years of ageGrundy
Patton, Rebecca6/30/201711/25/2014DCFSMember, Employee RepresentativeCook
Phillips, DerrickDHSMember, ParentNone
Slaght, RosannISBEMember, ParentWinnebago
VACANTGovernorMember, Deaf-Blind ConsumerNone
VACANTDCFSMember, Parent RepresentativeNone