Latino Family Commission, Illinois

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Elba Aranda-Suh

Contact Title

Chair

Contact E-Mail

Elba.Aranda-Suh@illinois.gov

Function

The purpose of the Illinois Latino Family Commission is to advise the Governor and General Assembly, as well as work directly with State agencies to improve and expand existing policies, services, programs, and opportunities for Latino families.

Term

3-year terms, except in the case of initial appointments: 5 appointed to 2 year terms and 5 are appointed to 3 year terms so terms are staggered

Senate Confirmation

No

Qualifications

Each member shall have working knowledge of human services, community development, and economic public policies in Illinois. Members must also reflect regional representation and be selected from a variety of disciplines representing a partnership and collaborative effort between public and private agencies, the business sector, and community-based services organizations.

Compensation

Reimbursed for expenses

Composition

15 members: 3 appointed by the Governor; 3 appointed by the Senate President; 3 appointed by the Senate Majority Leader; 3 appointed by the Speaker of the House or Representative; 3 appointed by the House of Representatives Minority Leader; Ex officio liaison members appointed by: Dep on Aging; Dep of Children and Family Services; Dep of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; Dep of Corrections; Dep of Employment Security; Dep of Human Services; Dep of Healthcare and Family Services; Dep of Public Health; Dep of Transportation; State Board of Education; State Board of Higher Education; Community College Board; Dept of Human Rights; Capital Development Board; Dept of Labor

Chair

Governor shall appoint Chairperson or Chairpersons, and in cooperation with the State agencies, provide administrative support for the Commission

Authority

20 ILCS 3983/20


Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Hernandez Jr., Rene 06/17/2012 06/17/2009 Senate Minority Leader Member Lake
Vacant Statute Ex-Officio Director of the Department on Aging
Aranda-Suh, Elba 10/13/2018 04/08/2016 Governor Chair, Member Cook
Moguel, Rachel 10/13/2018 04/08/2016 Governor Member Cook
Di Paulo, Jaime 10/13/2018 04/08/2016 Governor Member Cook
Ramirez, Roberto 06/17/2012 06/17/2009 Senate Minority Leader Member Kane
Garcia, Angel 06/17/2012 06/17/2009 Senate Minority Leader Member Cook
Matias, Dr. Ernesto 06/01/2022 Statute Ex-Officio State Board of Education
Whitehorn, Lizzy Statute Ex-Officio Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Sanders, Tony Statute Ex-Officio Superintendent of Education
Aguiar, Nelson Statute Ex-Officio Illinois Community College Board - Associate Director for ESL & Immigrant Issues
Bennett, James Statute Ex-Officio Director of Department of Human Rights
Mueller, Heidi Statute Ex-Officio Department of Children and Family Services
Underwood, Jim Statute Ex-Officio Executive Director of the Capital Development Board
Gomez, Angelica M. 08/24/2011 08/24/2009 President of the Senate Member Cook
Flanagan, Jane Statute Ex-Officio Director of the Department of Labor
Boland, Michael 11/19/2008 Speaker of the House Member Cook
Hernandez, Elizabeth 11/19/2008 Speaker of the House Member Cook
Soto, Cynthia 11/19/2008 Speaker of the House Member Cook
Garza, Raul 12/21/2010 12/21/2007 House Minority Leader Member Chief Executive Officer, Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center Cook
Amaal Tokars Statute Ex-Officio Director of Public Health
Antolin, Joseph 12/21/2010 12/21/2007 House Minority Leader Member Cook
Alfaro, Diana 01/03/2024 Statute Ex-Officio Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Designee
Figueroa-Peralta, Wanda I. 08/24/2010 08/24/2009 President of the Senate Member Doctor Cook
Gomez-Feliciano, Lucy 08/24/2012 08/24/2009 President of the Senate Member Cook
Osman, Omer Statute Ex-Officio Department of Transportation
Diaz-Castillo, Elizabeth Statute Ex-Officio Department of Human Services designee - Director of the Office of Hispanic and Latino Affairs
VACANT Statute Ex-Officio Director of Employment Security
Hughes, Latoya Statute Ex-Officio Department of Corrections
VACANT House Minority Leader Member Cook