Guardianship and Advocacy Commission

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Kenya A. Jenkins-Wright

Contact Title

Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, General Counsel

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The Commission provides legal assistance to mentally ill, the developmentally disabled, and physically handicapped; investigates complaints of violations of mental health and disability laws by service providers; arranges guardianship for adults incapable of managing their own personal or financial affairs. The Commission shall annually elect a Chairman. 6 members constitute a quorum.


3 years. Terms ending June 30, beginning on July 1, and until successor is appointed. A member may serve a maximum of 2 consecutive terms.

Senate Confirmation





11 appointed by the Governor. 1 (at least) 60 years of age.


Elected by the Board for 1-year terms at 1st meeting of the year


20 ILCS 3955/3

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Dew, Donald 06/30/2024 10/09/2020 Governor Member, Vice Chair Cook
Kennelly, Mary 06/30/2022 11/15/2019 Governor Member Morgan
Morrison, Sen. Julie 06/30/2023 03/15/2021 Governor Member Lake
Stewart, Ava George 06/30/2025 08/05/2022 Governor Member Cook
Williams, Sonni Choi 06/30/2021 10/02/2020 Governor Member, Chair Will
Vacant 06/30/2021 Governor Member Cook
Schleifer, Andrea 06/30/2009 06/20/2008 Governor Member Cook
Rothert, Anthony 06/30/2013 08/29/2008 Governor Member Madison
Davis, William 06/30/2023 08/08/2016 Governor Member Cook
Eisenhart, Kathryn 06/30/2022 01/21/2020 Governor Member Sangamon
VACANT 06/30/2025 Governor Member