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Title:Workers' Compensation Commission Arbitrators
Website:http://www.iwcc.il.gov
Contact Name:Annette Roti
Contact Title:Confidential Assistant to the Chairman
Contact E-Mail:annette.roti@illinois.gov
Function:Workers’ Compensation Commission Arbitrators conduct judicial hearings, render awards and decisions, and approve settlement contracts in accordance with statutory requirements of the Illinois Workers' Compensation and Occupational Diseases Acts.
The Canons of the Code of Judicial Conduct as adopted by the Supreme Court of Illinois govern the hearing and non-hearing conduct of arbitrators.
Term:3-year terms   Please see the Composition below for more details
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:Any arbitrator who has not previously served as an arbitrator for the Commission must be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. Arbitrators must devote full time to their duties and must not hold other offices or positions of profit. Arbitrators who are attorneys shall not engage in the practice of law.
Compensation:Each arbitrator shall receive a per annum salary of $4,000 less than the per annum salary of members of The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission as provided in Section 13 of this Act, (Currently at $115,840).
Composition:12 arbitrators shall be appointed to terms ending July 1, 2012,
12 shall be appointed to terms expiring July 1, 2013,
All additional arbitrators shall be appointed to terms ending July 1, 2014. Thereafter, all arbitrators shall be appointed to 3-year terms.
Chair:n/a
Authority:(820 ILCS 305/14)

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Carlson, Kurt7/1/201910/14/2011GovernorArbitratorCook
Cellini, Paul6/30/202112/7/2015GovernorArbitratorCook
Ciecko, Thomas7/1/20208/30/2017GovernorArbitratorCook
Cronin, Brian7/1/201910/14/2011GovernorArbitratorCook
Doherty, Carolyn7/1/201910/14/2011GovernorArbitratorCook
Dollison, Greg7/1/201910/14/2011GovernorArbitratorCook
Erbacci, Anthony7/1/202010/14/2011GovernorArbitratorCook
Friedman, Stephen6/30/20219/5/2014GovernorArbitratorCook
Fruth, Steven7/1/20209/5/2014GovernorArbitratorCook
Gallagher, William7/1/20192/1/2012GovernorArbitratorSt. Clair
Glaub, Michael7/1/201912/5/2016GovernorArbitratorCook
Granada, Gerald 6/30/202110/14/2011GovernorArbitratorCook
Harris, Robert7/1/20208/30/2017GovernorArbitratorCook
Hegarty, Jessica6/30/20211/3/2014GovernorArbitratorDuPage
Hemenway, Christina7/1/20199/14/2015GovernorArbitratorLogan
Huebsch, Jeffrey6/30/20219/2/2013GovernorArbitratorDuPage
Kane, David7/1/202010/14/2011GovernorArbitratorCook
Kay, Tiffany Nicole7/1/202010/2/2017GovernorArbitratorCook
Lee, Edward7/1/201910/14/2011GovernorArbitratorDuPage
Mason, Molly7/1/201910/14/2011GovernorArbitratorCook
Nowak, Michael7/1/20209/5/2014GovernorArbitratorSt. Clair
Ory, Christine6/30/20219/7/2011GovernorArbitratorDuPage
Pulia, Maureen6/30/202110/14/2011GovernorArbitratorCook
Rowe-Sullivan, Melinda6/30/20218/31/2015GovernorArbitratorPeoria
Seal, Paul-Eric7/1/20204/13/2018GovernorArbitratorDuPage
Soto, Frank7/1/201912/12/2016GovernorArbitratorCook
Steffenson, Douglas6/30/20218/24/2015GovernorArbitratorCook
VACANT7/1/2019GovernorArbitratorNone
VACANT7/1/2019GovernorArbitratorNone
VACANT7/1/2020GovernorArbitratorNone
VACANT7/1/2021GovernorArbitratorCook
VACANT7/1/2021GovernorArbitratorNone
VACANT7/1/2021GovernorArbitratorNone
Watts, Charles7/1/202010/2/2017GovernorArbitratorCook