Children and Family Services Advisory Council

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Kara Hamilton

Contact Title

Associate Deputy Director, External Communications and Advisory Groups Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Contact E-Mail

Kara.hamilton@illinois.gov

Function

The Council advises the Department on services and programs affecting children and adults under Department’s care.

Term

4 years

Senate Confirmation

Yes

Qualifications

Beginning July 1, 2015, the Advisory Council shall include as appointed members at least one youth from each of the Department of Children and Family Services' regional youth advisory boards established pursuant to Section 5 of the Department of Children and Family Services Statewide Youth Advisory Board Act and at least 2 adult former wards of the Department of Children and Family Services.

Compensation

N/A

Composition

21 members appointed by Governor with advice and consent of the Senate - 1 at least 60 years of age

Chair

Elected by board

Authority

20 ILCS 5/5-535, 605


Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Dorsey, Dar'tavous 01/16/2025 02/10/2023 Governor Member Cook
Martin, Nicholas Ryan 01/16/2025 11/10/2022 Governor Member
Berglind, Margaret 01/16/2027 05/09/2016 Governor Member Cook
Hansen, Jennifer 01/16/2027 06/02/2017 Governor Member
Pietrini, Nate 01/16/2024 09/08/2021 Governor Member
VACANT Governor Member
VACANT Governor Member DCFS Youth Advisory Board - Southern
VACANT Governor Member
VACANT 01/16/2023 Governor Member
Weinberg, Anita 01/16/2023 05/09/2016 Governor Member Cook
Foley, Gabriel 01/16/2024 10/29/2021 Governor Member Alumni Tazewell
VACANT 01/16/2022 Governor Member
VACANT Governor Member
VACANT Governor Member
VACANT Governor Member DCFS Youth Advisory Board - Cook
VACANT Governor Member
King, Kim 01/16/2025 09/20/2021 Governor Member Cook
Kindle, Brittani 01/16/2024 03/27/2017 Governor Member Alumni Cook
VACANT Governor Member DCFS Youth Advisory Board - Central
VACANT Governor Member
VACANT Governor Member DCFS Youth Advisory Board - Northern