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Title:Children and Family Services Advisory Council
Website:Children And Family Services Advisory Council
Contact Name:Kara Hamilton
Contact Title:Associate Deputy Director, External Communications and Advisory Groups Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Contact E-Mail:Kara.hamilton@illinois.gov
Contact Comments:
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
Crabb, Sherrie L.1/16/20221/16/2020GovernorMemberJohnson
Foley, Gabriel1/16/202410/29/2021GovernorMemberAlumniTazewell
Hansen, Jennifer1/16/20236/2/2017GovernorMemberBlank
Kindle, Brittani1/16/20243/27/2017GovernorMemberAlumniCook
King, Kim1/16/20259/20/2021GovernorMemberCook
Martin, Nicholas Ryan1/16/202511/10/2022GovernorMemberNone
Pietrini, Nate1/16/20249/8/2021GovernorMemberNone
VACANTGovernorMemberNone
VACANTGovernorMemberNone
VACANTGovernorMemberDCFS Youth Advisory Board - SouthernNone
VACANTGovernorMemberNone
VACANT1/16/2023GovernorMemberBlank
VACANTGovernorMemberNone
VACANTGovernorMemberNone
VACANTGovernorMemberDCFS Youth Advisory Board - CookNone
VACANTGovernorMemberNone
VACANTGovernorMemberDCFS Youth Advisory Board - CentralNone
VACANTGovernorMemberNone
VACANTGovernorMemberDCFS Youth Advisory Board - NorthernNone
Weinberg, Anita1/16/20235/9/2016GovernorMemberCook