Health Facilities and Services Review Board

Board and Commission Details

Meeting Information

Contact Name

John P. Kniery

Contact Title


Contact E-Mail


The Board, through its certificate of need program aimed at containing health care costs, approves or disapproves applications for construction or expansion of health care facilities to avoid unnecessary duplication of such facilities and promotes development of facilities in areas where needed.


3 years, with initial terms staggered, and until a successor is appointed and qualified, with a max of 3 terms

Senate Confirmation


Party Affiliation

No more than 6 from same political party.


11 voting members. All members shall be residents of Illinois and at least 4 shall reside outside the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area. Consideration shall be given to potential appointees who reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of the State. Neither Board members nor Board staff shall be convicted felons or have pled guilty to a felony. Each member shall have a reasonable knowledge of the practice, procedures and principles of the health care delivery system in Illinois, including at least 5 members who shall be knowledgeable about health care delivery systems, health systems planning, finance, or the management of health care facilities currently regulated under the Act. One member shall be a representative of a non-profit health care consumer advocacy organization. One member must be a representative from the community with experience on the effects of discontinuing health care services Spouses or other members of the immediate family of the board cannot be an employee, agent, or under contract with services or facilities subject to the Act. Prior to appointment and in the course of service on the Board, members of the Board shall disclose the employment or other financial interest of any other relative of the member, if known, in service or facilities subject to the Act. Members of the Board shall declare any conflict of interest that may exist with respect to the status of those relatives and recuse themselves from voting on any issue for which a conflict of interest is declared. No person shall be appointed or continue to serve who is, or whose spouse, parent, or child is a member of the Board of Directors of, has a financial interest in, or has a business relationship with a health care facility.




11 voting members appointed by Governor 3 Ex-Officio, non-voting Members -Secretary of Human Services -Director of Healthcare and Family Services -Director of Public Health


Designated by the Governor


20 ILCS 3960/4

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Hardy-Waller, Antoinette 07/01/2023 03/08/2021 Independent Governor Member Cook
Burnett, Kenneth 07/01/2026 12/03/2021 Democrat Governor Member Cook
Savage, Debra 07/01/2024 07/19/2019 Democrat Governor Chair Will
Fox, David 07/01/2024 12/03/2021 Democrat Governor Member DuPage
Kaatz, Gary 06/30/2025 03/02/2020 Independent Governor Member Winnebago
Hendrickson, Monica S. 07/01/2025 06/28/2023 Governor Member
LeGrand, Monica 07/01/2026 11/09/2020 Independent Governor Member St. Clair
Senger, Karen Statute Ex-Officio, Public Employee, DPH
Tanksley, Audrey L. 07/01/2025 03/16/2023 Democrat Governor Member Cook
Jenkins, Dan Statute Ex-Officio, Public Employee, HFS Sangamon
Lee, Ryan Statute Ex-Officio, Public Employee, DHS Cook
Budde, Rex Paul 07/01/2026 03/20/2023 Independent Governor Member Williamson
Vacant Governor Member Representative from the community with experience on the effects of discontinuing health care services
Katz, David S. 07/01/2026 06/16/2023 Independent Governor Member