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Title:Employees with Disabilities, Interagency Committee on
Website:Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities
Contact Title:Illinois Department of Human Rights, Administrator
Contact Phone:312.814.6278
Contact Comments:
Function:ICED support State of Illinois employees with disabilities and State of Illinois agencies in regards to disability-related issues of concern. ICED’s mission is to promote access, independence, and opportunity for State employees with disabilities.
Senate Confirmation:No
Composition:ICED is an Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities with the following members:
Department of Human Rights Director, ICED Co- Chair
Department of Human Services Secretary, ICED Co-Chair
The Lieutenant Governor
The Attorney General
The Secretary of State
The Comptroller
The Treasurer
Department of Central Management Services Director
Department of Veterans Affairs Director
Council on Developmental Disabilities Director
Civil Service Commission Chairperson
Seven State Employees with Disabilities appointed by the Governor
Chair:Director of the Department of Human Rights and the Secretary of Human Services
Authority:775 ILCS 5/2-106

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Abrahamson, MatthewGovernor AppointeeGovernorMember
Bennett, JimStatuteChair, Ex-Officio, Director of Human RightsCook
Forde, JanelCentral Managment ServicesStatuteEx-Officio, Director of Central Management ServicesCook
Frerichs, MichaelTreasurerStatuteEx-Officio, State TreasurerSangamon
Hou, GraceDHSStatuteChair, Ex-Officio, Secretary of Human ServicesCook
LaVia, Linda ChapaVeterans AffairsStatuteEx-Officio, Director of Veteran's AffairsSangamon
Mendoza, SusanaOffice of State ComptrollerStatuteEx-Officio, State ComptrollerCook
Mercer-Schleider, KimStatuteEx-Officio, Council on Developmental Disabilities DirectorSangamon
Painter, NathanGovernor AppointeeGovernorMember
Raoul, KwameOffice of the Attorney GeneralStatuteEx-Officio, Attorney GeneralCook
Sickmeyer, TimothyStatuteEx-Officio, Chairperson of Civil Service CommissionSangamon
Stratton, JulianaStatuteEx-Officio, Lieutenant Governor Cook
VACANTGovernor AppointeeGovernorMember
VACANTGovernor AppointeeGovernorMember
VACANTGovernor AppointeeGovernorMemberMember
VACANTGovernor AppointeeGovernorMember
VACANTGovernor AppointeeGovernorMember
White, JesseSecretary of StateStatuteEx-Officio, Secretary of StateCook