Interagency Council on Early Intervention, Illinois

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Chief Benny Delgado

Contact E-Mail

Benjamin.Delgado@illinois.gov

Function

The council advises and assists in development, implementation, and evaluation of early intervention and education programs for children with disabilities and their families.

Term

3 year staggered terms; members serve until successor is appointed; maximum of 2 consecutive terms.

Senate Confirmation

No

Compensation

Expenses

Composition

At least 20 but not more than 30 members: Members of the Council and the designated chairperson of the Council shall be appointed by the Governor: - At least 20% of the members of the Council shall be parents; including minority parents of infants or toddlers with disabilities or children with disabilities aged 12 or younger, with knowledge of, or experience with, programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities. - At least one such member shall be a parent of an infant or toddler with a disability or a child with a disability aged 6 or younger; - At least 20% of the members of the Council shall be public or private providers of early intervention services; - One member shall be a representative of the General Assembly; - One member shall be involved in the preparation of professional personnel to serve infants and toddlers similar to those eligible for services under the Early Intervention Services System; - Two members shall be from advocacy organizations with expertise in improving health, development, and educational outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilities; - One member shall be a Child and Family Connections manager from a rural district; - One member shall be a Child and Family Connections manager from an urban district; - One member shall be the co-chair of the Illinois Early Learning Council (or his or her designee); and - Members representing the following agencies or entities: the State Board of Education; the Department of Public Health; the Department of Children and Family Services; the University of Illinois Division of Specialized Care for Children; the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities; Head Start or Early Head Start; and the Department of Human Services' Division of Mental Health. A member may represent one or more of the listed agencies or entities. Also serving as members are representatives of the following state agencies: - Secretary, Department of Human Services - 2 additional representatives of Department of Human Services, designated by Secretary - Director, Department of Insurance, or designee. - Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Chair

Designated by the Governor

Authority

325 ILCS 20/4


Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Little, Lauren 10/20/2021 10/21/2019 Governor Member Kane
Jerkovitz, Thomas Statute Member, Director, University of Illinois Division of Specialized Care for Children, or designee
Cunningham, Kelly Statute Member, Director, Department of Healthcare and Family Services, or designee
Mullin, Ginger Statute Member, Director, Department of Public Health, or designee Doctor
Harkness, Margaret Statute Member, Director, Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, or designee
Baldock, Michelle Statute Member, Director, Department of Insurance, or designee
Beard, Esther 06/03/2022 10/21/2019 Governor Member, advocacy organizations with expertise in improving health, development, and educational outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilities Cook
Kamal, Zareen 06/03/2025 01/05/2024 Governor Member, advocacy organizations with expertise in improving health, development, and educational outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilities Cook
Delgado, Benjamin 10/20/2018 01/11/2016 Governor Member, Provider Cook
Muhammad, Carol R. 04/19/2025 02/09/2024 Governor Member, Child and Family Connections manager from an urban district Cook
DeGraffenreid, Lynnette 10/20/2021 10/21/2019 Governor Member, Provider Cook
Monreal, Brittni 10/20/2026 01/05/2024 Governor Member, Parent Cook
Collins, Fran DHS Secretary Member, representative of DHS
Williams, Angel Statute Member, Director, Department of Children and Family Services, or designee
Farr, Charles 06/03/2022 10/21/2019 Governor Member, Child and Family Connections manager from a rural district Warren
Santos, Rosa Milagros 10/20/2022 10/21/2019 Governor Member, Personnel Preparation Champaign
Barnes, Meredith 10/20/2026 01/05/2024 Governor Member, Parent Champaign
Doan, Kristina Statute Member, Superintendent, Illinois State Board of Education, or designee
Gunderson, Tracy 10/20/2020 11/05/2019 Governor Member, Provider Champaign
Liddle, Alison 10/20/2027 04/08/2024 Governor Member, Provider Chair
Michalopulos, Anastasios 10/26/2026 03/15/2024 Governor Member, Provider Will
Harris, Kesha 10/20/2026 12/29/2023 Governor Member, Parent Sangamon
Edelman Karp, Lisa Heather 10/20/2027 03/29/2024 Governor Member, Parent Cook
Demmer, Tom 10/20/2018 07/22/2016 Governor Member, General Assembly Lee
Williams, Constance Statute Member, Secretary, Department of Human Services, or designee (Div. of Mental Health) Doctor
Parton, Zee Bylur 10/03/2025 03/01/2024 Governor Member, Provider McLean
Hobbs, Nakisha DHS Secretary Member, representative of DHS (Bureau of Child Care)
Emmons, Donna 10/20/2017 01/11/2016 Governor Member, Head Start Macon
Burke, Meghan 10/20/2020 02/02/2018 Governor Member, Parent Champaign
Ehmann, Melissa 10/20/2020 03/23/2018 Governor Member, Parent DuPage
Orr, Lori Member, Early Learning Council - Governor's Office
Hodges, Vicki Member, Homeless Children & Youth (McKinney-Vento Homeless Program)