Hispanic Employment Plan Advisory Council

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Patricia Santoyo-Marin

Contact Title

CMS-Deputy Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Contact E-Mail



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





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.


20 ILCS 405/405-121

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Mueller, Heidi Statute Ex-Officio, Department of Children and Family Services Director's designee
Osman, Omer Statute Ex-Officio, Department of Transportation
Amaal Tokars Statute Ex-Officio, Department of Public Health
Whitehorn, Lizzy Statute Ex-Officio, Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Bennett, Jim Statute Ex-Officio, Department of Human Rights Director's designee
Quintero, Dulce Statute Ex-Officio, Department of Human Services
D’Ascenzo, Anna Statute Ex-Officio, Department of Employment Security Director's designee
Mota, Patricia 12/16/2019 Governor Member Cook
Alfaro, Diana 11/17/2020 Statute Ex-Officio, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Cook
Vacant Statute Ex-Officio, Department on Aging
Munoz, Jose 11/25/2019 Governor Member Cook
Hughes, Latoya Statute Ex-Officio, Department of Corrections
Suleiman González, Layla 01/10/2020 Governor Member Cook
Sepulveda, Roberto 05/02/2014 Governor Member
Rosales, Giraldo 05/31/2022 Governor Member
Guajardo Carrillo, Ana 01/14/2020 Governor Member Cook
Sanabria, Roberto 04/04/2014 Governor Co-Chair
Charneco, Carlos R. 09/02/2022 Governor Member
VACANT Governor Member
Martin-Ocasio, Kenneth 10/07/2022 Governor Member
VACANT Governor Member