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Title:Hispanic Employment Plan Advisory Council
Website:Hispanic Employment Plan Advisory Council
Contact Name:Patricia Santoyo-Marin
Contact Title:CMS-Deputy Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Contact Comments:
Function:to examine, as applicable: (1) the prevalence and impact of Hispanics employed by State government; (2) the barriers faced by Hispanics and who seek employment or promotional opportunities in State government; and (3) possible incentives that could be offered to foster the employment of and the promotion of Hispanics.
Senate Confirmation:No
Composition:11 members appointed by the Governor, each of whom shall be a Latino subject matter expert. Ex-officio liaison members appointed by the Director or Secretary of each of the following agencies: 1) the Department on Aging, 2) Department of Children and Family Services, 3) Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, 4) Department of Corrections, 5) Department of Employment Security, 6) Department of Human Services, 7) Department of Human Rights, 8) Department of Healthcare and Family Services, 9) Department of Public Health, and 10) the Department of Transportation.
Authority:20 ILCS 405/405-121

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Alfaro, Diana11/17/2020StatuteEx-Officio, Department of Commerce and Economic OpportunityCook
Amaal TokarsStatuteEx-Officio, Department of Public HealthNone
Basta, PaulaStatuteEx-Officio, Department on AgingNone
Bennett, JimStatuteEx-Officio, Department of Human RightsDirector's designeeNone
Charneco, Carlos R.9/2/2022GovernorMemberNone
D’Ascenzo, Anna StatuteEx-Officio, Department of Employment SecurityDirector's designeeNone
Eagleson, TheresaStatuteEx-Officio, Department of Healthcare and Family ServicesNone
Guajardo Carrillo, Ana1/14/2020GovernorMemberCook
Hou, GraceStatuteEx-Officio, Department of Human ServicesNone
Hughes, LatoyaStatuteEx-Officio, Department of CorrectionsNone
Martin-Ocasio, Kenneth10/7/2022GovernorMemberNone
Mota, Patricia12/16/2019GovernorMemberCook
Munoz, Jose11/25/2019GovernorMemberCook
Osman, OmerStatuteEx-Officio, Department of TransportationNone
Rosales, Giraldo 5/31/2022GovernorMemberNone
Sanabria, Roberto4/4/2014GovernorCo-ChairNone
Sepulveda, Roberto5/2/2014GovernorMemberNone
Smith, MarcStatuteEx-Officio, Department of Children and Family ServicesDirector's designeeNone
Suleiman González, Layla1/10/2020GovernorMemberCook