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Title:Children And Family Services Advisory Council
Website:https://www2.illinois.gov/dcfs/aboutus/policy/Pages/com_communications_cfsac.aspx
Contact Name:Stefanie Polacheck
Contact Title:Deputy Chief of Staff, DCFS
Contact Phone:312-848-1206
Contact E-Mail:Stefanie.L.Polacheck@Illinois.gov
Function:The Council advises the Department on services and programs affecting children and adults under Department’s care.
Term:4 years
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Qualifications:Beginning July 1, 2015, the Advisory Council shall include as appointed members at least one youth from each of the Department of Children and Family Services' regional youth advisory boards established pursuant to Section 5 of the Department of Children and Family Services Statewide Youth Advisory Board Act and at least 2 adult former wards of the Department of Children and Family Services.
Compensation:N/A
Composition:21 members appointed by Governor with advice and consent of the Senate - 1 at least 60 years of age
Chair:Elected by board
Authority:20 ILCS 5/5-535, 605

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Berglind, Margaret1/16/20235/9/2016GovernorMemberCook
Bloom, Robert1/16/20216/6/2016GovernorChairLake
Crabb, Sherrie L.1/16/20221/16/2022GovernorMemberJohnson
Egan, Timothy1/16/20215/13/2013GovernorChairCook
Ex, Merri1/16/20175/9/2016GovernorMemberCook
Hansen, Jennifer1/16/20236/2/2017GovernorMemberKenosha Co., WI
Hunter, Mattie1/16/20215/13/2013GovernorMemberCook
Kindle, Brittani1/16/20243/27/2017GovernorMemberAlumniCook
Martin, Patricia1/16/20206/20/2013GovernorMemberCook
McGowan, Alice1/19/20195/9/2016GovernorMemberCook
Turner, Lanetta Haynes1/16/202312/2/2019GovernorMemberCook
VACANT1/16/2021GovernorMemberNone
VACANT1/16/2021GovernorMemberDuPage
VACANTGovernorMemberDCFS Youth Advisory Board - SouthernNone
VACANT1/16/2020GovernorMemberAlumniDuPage
VACANT1/16/2020GovernorMemberDCFS Youth Advisory Board - CookCook
VACANTGovernorMemberCook
VACANT1/16/2020GovernorMemberDCFS Youth Advisory Board - CentralSangamon
VACANTGovernorMemberLake
VACANTGovernorMemberDCFS Youth Advisory Board - NorthernCook
Weinberg, Anita1/16/20235/9/2016GovernorMemberCook