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Title:Statewide Independent Living Council
Website:http://www.silcofillinois.org/
Contact Name:Tara Dunning
Contact Title:Financial Manager, Statewide Independent Living Council
Contact Phone:217-744-7777
Contact E-Mail:tara@silcofillinois.org
Contact Comments:Financial Manager, Statewide Independent Living Council
Function:The Council provides guidance for development and expansion of independent living programs statewide for persons with disabilities.
Term:3 years, no more than 2 consecutive full terms.
Senate Confirmation:No
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:Representatives of state, local, and non-governmental agencies and groups concerned with services to persons with one or more disabilities; persons with one or more disabilities and parents or guardians of those persons; directors of independent living centers; representatives of private business and other appropriate organizations.
Compensation:Reimbursed for expenses
Composition:23 total members, including: 18 members appointed by Governor, to include: - 1 or more representatives of centers for independent living - 1 or more parents or guardians of individuals with disabilities - 1 or more advocates for individuals with disabilities - 1 or more representatives of private business - 1 or more representatives of organizations that provide services for individuals with disabilities - other appropriate individuals - at least 1 director from a center for independent living chosen by directors of centers for independent living within the State of Illinois; 5 Ex-officio non-voting members: - 1 representative from the Department of Human Services responsible for the administration of the vocational rehabilitation program - 1 representative from another unit in the Department of Human Services that provides services for individuals with disabilities - 1 representative from the Department on Aging - 1 representative from the State Board of Education - 1 representative from the Department on Children and Family Services
Chair:Elected by the board
Authority:20 ILCS 2405/12a(D)

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Baker, Gianna6/30/20202/15/2013GovernorMember, Services Representative/AdvocateCook
Boot, Allison6/30/20196/15/2018GovernorMember, Disability RepresentativeChampaign
Eckert, John6/30/20207/1/2013StatuteEx-Officio, Member, Department on AgingNone
Foster, Amy6/30/20217/1/2015GovernorMember, Disability RepresentativeMadison
Galligan, Patrick6/30/20218/10/2018GovernorMember, Disability RepresentativeMadison
Gamble, Douglas6/30/20217/1/2018GovernorMember, Community RepresentativeSangamon
Griswold, Michael6/30/20217/1/2015GovernorTreasurer, Member, Disability RepresentativeWinnebago
Grochowski, Cathy6/30/20216/2/2017GovernorMember, Disability RepresentativeMcHenry
Hanson, Erik6/30/202011/1/2017StatuteEx-Officio, Member, DHS, Division of VRNone
Heinz, Connie6/30/202011/29/2017StatuteEx-Officio, Member, ISBENone
Hultgren, Christine6/30/202010/26/2017GovernorMember, Disability RepresentativeRock Island
Lakin, Matt7/1/20215/15/2017GovernorMember, Disability RepresentativeScott
MacDonald, Kevin6/30/202112/13/2013GovernorMember, Disability RepresentativeJohnson
Machay, Norma6/30/20207/1/2017StatuteEx-Officio, Member, DCFSNone
Maloney, Ryan6/30/20218/24/2018GovernorMember, Disability RepresentativeKnox
Medley, Andrea6/30/202110/9/2018StatuteEx-Officio, Member, DHS, Division of DDNone
Mellen, Rachael6/30/20197/1/2016GovernorChair, Advocate/Parent with a person with a disabilityLaSalle
Pak, Jae Jin6/30/20193/31/2017GovernorVice Chair, Disability RepresentativeCook
Patton, David6/30/202111/7/2018GovernorMember, Service RepresentativeMcDonough
Powell, Sara6/30/20196/3/2013GovernorMember, Disability RepSangamon
Stupasky, Daniel7/1/20216/29/2018GovernorMember, INCIL RepresentativeAdams
Tsao, Grace6/30/20196/29/2018GovernorMember, Disability RepresentativeCook
VACANT6/30/2020GovernorMember, Community Rep.None