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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
Contact Comments:
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.

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.

One person designated by each agency other than the Department of Human Services may be an employee of that agency. Two persons appointed by the Secretary of Human Services may be employees of the Department of Human Services. The appointments of each appointing authority other than the Governor shall include at least one parent of an individual who is deaf-blind or a person who is deaf-blind.

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, Jeffrey9/4/20229/4/2019DHSMember, Deaf Blind ConsumerCook
Chapman, Corin9/10/20229/10/2019ISBEMember, ParentBlank
Deegan, Amy6/30/20229/24/2019ISBEMember, Employee RepresentativeBlank
Ellett, Eliza9/11/20151/25/2013GovernorMember, Parent of a Deaf Blind ConsumerCook
Jun, John9/13/20229/26/2011GovernorMember, At least 60 years of ageGrundy
Patton, Rebecca6/30/202011/25/2014DCFSMember, Employee RepresentativeCook
Phillips, Derrick9/4/20229/4/2019DHSMember, Parent of Deaf Blind ConsumerNone
Salerno, Jason6/30/20212/8/2018DCFSMember, Deaf Blind ConsumerNone
VACANT10/24/2022DHSMember, Employee RepresentativeBlank
VACANTGovernorMember, Deaf-Blind ConsumerNone
Williams, Jessena9/30/202210/1/2019DHSMember, Employee RepresentativeNone