Illinois Board, Commission, Task Force and Council List

Boards and Commissions Detail | Skip to Member Names | View all Boards and Commissions

Title:Children's Mental Health Partnership
Website:Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership
Contact Name:Amanda M. Walsh
Contact Title:Director, Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership
Contact Phone:312-227-5457
Contact E-Mail:AMWalsh@luriechildrens.org
Contact Comments:
Function:To develop and monitor a Children’s Mental Health Plan containing short-term and long-term recommendations to provide comprehensive, coordinated mental health prevention, early intervention, and treatment services for children from birth through age 18.
Term:Pleasure of the Governor
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:
Compensation:Not specified
Composition:

        (1) The Governor or his or her designee.
        (2) The Attorney General or his or her designee.
        (3) The Secretary of the Department of Human Services or his or her designee.
        (4) The State Superintendent of Education or his or her designee.
        (5) The Director of the Department of Children and Family Services or his or her designee.
        (6) The Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services or his or her designee.
        (7) The Director of the Department of Public Health or his or her designee.
        (8) The Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice or his or her designee.
        (9) The Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development or his or her designee.
        (10) The Director of the Criminal Justice Information Authority or his or her designee.
        (11) One member of the General Assembly appointed by the Speaker of the House.
        (12) One member of the General Assembly appointed by the President of the Senate.
        (13) One member of the General Assembly appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.
        (14) One member of the General Assembly appointed by the Minority Leader of the House.
        (15) Up to 25 representatives from the public reflecting a diversity of age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographic location, to be appointed by the Governor. Those public members appointed under this paragraph must include, but are not limited to:
            (A) a family member or individual with lived experience in the children's mental health system;
            (B) a child advocate;
            (C) a community mental health expert, practitioner, or provider;
            (D) a representative of a statewide association representing a majority of hospitals in the State;
            (E) an early childhood expert or practitioner;
            (F) a representative from the K-12 school system;
            (G) a representative from the healthcare sector;
            (H) a substance use prevention expert or practitioner, or a representative of a statewide association representing community-based mental health substance use disorder treatment providers in the State;
            (I) a violence prevention expert or practitioner;
            (J) a representative from the juvenile justice system;
            (K) a school social worker; and
            (L) a representative of a statewide organization representing pediatricians.
      (16) Two co-chairs appointed by the Governor, one being a representative from the public and one being a representative from the State.

New composition is effective 1/1/23.

Chair:Apponted by the Governor
Authority:405 ILCS 49/5

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Aranowski, JeffStatuteEx-offcio, State Superintendent of Education or designeeNone
Betz, LisaStatuteEx-officio, DHS Secretary or designeeNone
Bruhn, Christina5/17/2013GovernorMemberAssociate Professor of Social Work/Co-Director of Assessment, Aurora UniversityNone
Cicchetti, Colleen1/1/2018OtherGovernorTrauma, K-12 EducationExecutive Director, Center for Childhood Resilience, Lurie Children's HospitalCook
Clark, Betsy2/1/2004OtherGovernorMember, Statewide Juvenile Justice OrganizationsPresdent and Founder, Juvenile Justice initiativeCook
Cohen, Wendy1/8/2010StatuteEx-officio, Attorney General or designeeNone
Cole, ShawnStatuteEx-officio, Director of DHFS or designeeNone
Conner, Raymond2/13/2004GovernorMember, Statewide Mental Health OrganizationBoard President, Mental Health America of IllinoisNone
Crider, Regina7/7/2021GovernorMember, Chair
Davis, WillSpeaker of the HouseMemberRepresentativeCook
Desai, ReshmaStatuteEx-Officio, Illinois Violence Prevention AuthorityNone
DeWitte, Don9/16/2019Senate PresidentMemberSenatorNone
Durbin, Andrea1/1/2018BlankGovernorMember, Child and Family ProvidersNone
Freel, Karen2/1/2004Statewide Early Childhood OrganizationsGovernorMember, Statewide Early Childhood OrganizationVice President, Ounce of PreventionCook
Gall, Carol1/2/2021OtherGovernorCook
Gieske, Gaylord9/1/2003Statewide Children & Family AdvocacyGovernorMember, Statewide Children and Family AdvocacyVoices for ChildrenCook
Griffin, Eugene10/8/2010OtherGovernorStatewide Mental Health OrganizationsNorthwestern UniversityCook
Guerrero-Cuellar, Rep. Angelica9/3/2021Speaker of the HouseMemberRepresentativeBlank
Higgins Alderman, Heather4/8/2021GovernorMemberCook
Humphrey, Deborah7/3/2013GovernorMemberSt. Clair
James, Alexa7/30/2020OtherGovernorMember, Community Mental Health RepresentativeCook
Jaworski, JenniferStatuteEx-officio, Director of Department of Juvenile Justice or designeeNone
Lightner, ShannonStatuteEx-officio, Director of IDPH or designeeNone
Mann, KimStatuteEx-officio, Director of DCFS or designeeNone
Martinez, Iris9/16/2019Senate PresidentMemberSenatorNone
Meyer, Ginger L. 7/20/2020GovernorMemberUnion
Pinkwater, Jennie3/10/2017Statewide Health OrganizationsGovernorMemberCook
Rallins, Quinn7/27/2020GovernorMemberCook
Ripley, Carla9/15/2020GovernorMemberDuPage
Rubin, Joel7/14/2013GovernorMemberCook
Satchwell, Mary7/14/2013Statewide Mental Health OrganizationsGovernorMemberCook
Syverson, Dave9/16/2019Senate PresidentMemberSenatorNone
Tapia, Nneka4/23/2021GovernorMemberKendall
VACANTOtherGovernorMember, Statewide Mental Health OrganizationsBlank
VACANTGovernorMemberNone
VACANTBlankGovernorMember, Statewide Mental Health OrganizationBlank
VACANTGovernorMemberNone
Villivalam, Ram9/16/2019Senate PresidentMemberSenatorNone
Welter, David7/26/2019Speaker of the HouseMemberRepresentativeNone
White, Marlita7/3/2013GovernorMemberCook
Windhorst, Patrick7/26/2019Speaker of the HouseMemberRepresentativeNone
Wolff, Paula2/1/2004OtherGovernorMember, Juvenile Justice OrganizationMetropolis 2020Cook