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Title:Children's Mental Health Partnership, Illinois
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
Compensation:Not specified
Composition:Up to 25 members and a chairperson appointed by the Governor from representatives of community mental health authorities and statewide mental health, children and family advocacy, early childhood education, health substance abuse, violence prevention and juvenile justice organizations or associations. Ex-officio -- Secretary of Human Services or his or her designee; -- the State Superintendent of Education or his or her designee; -- Director of Children and Family Services or designee -- Director of Healthcare and Family Services or designee -- Director of Public Health or designee, -- Director of Juvenile Justice, or designee; -- The head of the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, or his or her designee; -- The Attorney General or his or her designee 2 members of each caucus of the House of Representatives and Senate appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate, respectively.
Chair:Appointed by the Governor
Authority:405 ILCS 49/5

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Allen, Scott2/1/2004Statewide Health OrganizationsGovernorMemberExecutive Director, IL. Academy of PediatricsCook
Bruhn, Christina5/17/2013GovernorMemberMcHenry
Carmichael, MichelleStatuteEx-Officio, State Board of EducationSpecial Education ServicesNone
Carmichael, Terry2/1/2004Statewide Mental Health OrganizationsGovernorMemberBehavioral Healthcare Associate, Community Behavioral Healthcare Assoc.Sangamon
Clark, Betsy2/1/2004Statewide Juvenile Justice OrganizationsGovernorMemberPresident, Juvenile Justice CommissionCook
Cohen, Wendy1/8/2010Attorney GeneralMember, Attorney General DesigneeNone
Cole, ShawnStatuteEx-Officio, Designee, HFSNone
Conner, Raymond2/13/2004GovernorMemberCook
Davis, WillSpeaker of the HouseMemberRepresentativeCook
Desai, ReshmaStatuteEx-Officio, Illinois Violence Prevention AuthorityNone
DeWitte, Don9/16/2019Senate PresidentMemberSenatorNone
Frank, Stephanie10/8/2010GovernorMemberCook
Freel, Karen2/1/2004Statewide Early Childhood OrganizationsGovernorMemberVice President, Ounce of PreventionCook
Gall, Carol12/1/2005Statewide Mental Health OrganizationsGovernorMemberCEO, Mental Health America of IllinoisCook
Gieske, Gaylord9/1/2003Statewide Children & Family AdvocacyGovernorMemberVoices for ChildrenCook
Griffin, Eugene10/8/2010EducationGovernorChair, MemberNOrthwestern UniversityCook
Humphrey, Deborah7/3/2013GovernorMemberSt. Clair
Jaworski, JenniferStatuteEx-Officio, Department of Juvenile JusticeNone
Krause, Susan9/1/2003Statewide Early Childhood OrganizationsGovernorMemberExecutive Director, Youth Services for McHenry CountyMcHenry
Lightner, ShannonStatuteEx-Officio, IDPHNone
Lueck, Colette8/3/2015GovernorMemberCook
Martinez, Iris9/16/2019Senate PresidentMemberSenatorNone
Martinez, Veronica5/17/2013GovernorMemberSangamon
Mehlinger, ReneeStatuteEx-Officio, DHS Secretary DesigneeM.D.Cook
Palanca, Peter10/8/2010GovernorMemberCook
Pesce, Rosario7/14/2013GovernorMemberCook
Pinkwater, Jennie3/10/2017Statewide Health OrganizationsGovernorMemberCook
Reynolds, Mary Elizabeth12/4/2015Statewide Early Childhood OrganizationsGovernorMemberIllinois Assocation of Infant Mental HealthCook
Richardson, Raphaelle10/8/2010GovernorMemberCook
Rubin, Joel7/14/2013GovernorMemberCook
Satchwell, Mary7/14/2013Statewide Mental Health OrganizationsGovernorMemberCook
Syverson, Dave9/16/2019Senate PresidentMemberSenatorNone
Tate, CynthiaStatuteEx-Officio, DCFSNone
Taylor, Trevor5/17/2013GovernorMemberEffingham
Townsend, Florence2/1/2004Statewide Mental Health OrganizationsGovernorMemberMidwest Regional Representative, Association of Black PsychologistsCook
Villa, Karina7/26/2019Speaker of the HouseMemberRepresentativeDuPage
Villivalam, Ram9/16/2019Senate PresidentMemberSenatorNone
Welter, David7/26/2019Speaker of the HouseMemberRepresentativeNone
White, Marlita7/3/2013GovernorMemberCook
Windhorst, Patrick7/26/2019Speaker of the HouseMemberRepresentativeNone
Wolff, Paula2/1/2004Statewide Juvenile Justice OrganizationsGovernorMemberMetropolis 2020Cook