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Title:Children And Family Services Advisory Council
Contact Name:Jeremy Harvey
Contact Title:Deputy Director of Strategy and Innovation
Contact Phone:312.814.4696
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.
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, Margaret1/16/20195/9/2016GovernorMemberCook
Bloom, Robert1/16/20216/6/2016GovernorChairLake
Egan, Timothy1/16/20215/13/2013GovernorChairCook
Ex, Merri1/16/20175/9/2016GovernorMemberCook
Glick, Jill1/16/20216/24/2016GovernorMemberLake
Hansen, Jennifer1/16/20196/2/2017GovernorMemberNone
Hunter, Mattie1/16/20215/13/2013GovernorMemberState SenatorCook
Kindle, Brittani1/16/20203/27/2017GovernorMemberAlumniCook
Martin, Patricia1/16/20206/20/2013GovernorMemberCook
McGowan, Alice1/19/20195/9/2016GovernorMemberCook
VACANTGovernorMemberDCFS Youth Advisory Board - SouthernNone
VACANT1/16/2020GovernorMemberDCFS Youth Advisory Board - CookCook
VACANT1/16/2020GovernorMemberDCFS Youth Advisory Board - CentralSangamon
VACANTGovernorMemberState SenatorLake
VACANTGovernorMemberDCFS Youth Advisory Board - NorthernCook
Weinberg, Anita1/16/20195/9/2016GovernorMemberCook