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Title:Deaf And Hard of Hearing Commission
Website:http://www.idhhc.illinois.gov
Contact Name:Tonia Bogener
Contact Title:Interim Director, Illinois Deaf And Hard of Hearing Commission
Contact Phone:217.557.4495
Contact E-Mail:tonia.bogener@illinois.gov
Function:The Commission advocates to improve communication access to all state program and services of Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons.
Term:3 years, and until a successor is appointed and qualified, no more than 2 consecutive terms
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:Residents of the state whose position, knowledge, or experience enables them to reasonably represent the concerns, needs, and recommendations of deaf and hard of hearing persons.
Compensation:Reimbursed for travel expenses and up to $ 50 per day for lost wages
Composition:11 voting members appointed by Governor - 6 members to be persons who are deaf or hard of hearing -Gov shall consider recommendations by deaf and hard of hearing advocacy groups
Chair:Elected by the Commission
Authority:20 ILCS 3932/1

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Blough, Amy11/14/20191/9/2017GovernorMember, DeafPeoria
Culpepper, Joseph11/14/20168/3/2009GovernorMemberMcLean
Dramin-Weiss, Susan11/14/201711/15/2014GovernorDeafChampaign
Frazier, David11/14/20183/16/2018GovernorMember,
Krakora, Lori11/14/202011/15/2014GovernorMember, DeafEdwards
Matheson, Jarom11/14/20186/22/2018GovernorMemberSangamon
Obermaier, Joseph11/14/20193/16/2018GovernorMember, Deaf
O'Brien, Dennis11/14/20203/4/2016GovernorMember, DeafDuPage
VACANT11/14/2018GovernorMember, DeafNone
VACANT11/14/2018GovernorMember, DeafNone
Yunashko, Bryen11/14/20203/30/2018GovernorMember, DeafBlindCook