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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2013

Governor Quinn Makes Executive Appointments
Fills Key Positions on Health, Language and Torture Inquiry Boards and Commissions

CHICAGO - Governor Pat Quinn today made a number of key appointments to the state’s boards and commissions. Today’s announcement continues the Governor’s commitment to making Illinois government more accountable, transparent and effective.

“These individuals have an ethic of service and will make significant contributions on our state boards and commissions,” Governor Quinn said. “I am confident these appointees will work on behalf of the people of Illinois to make a positive difference and move our state forward.”

As a result of Governor Quinn’s efforts to make the executive appointment process more accessible and transparent, residents who are interested in serving on boards and commissions can now apply online. For more information on all of the state’s boards and commissions, or to apply to serve on a board, please visit Appointments.Illinois.gov.

Appointments made today by the Governor include:

Health Facilities and Services Review Board

Dale Galassie (reappointment) is former Executive Director at Lake County Health Department and former chair of the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. He holds an ABD on Ed.D from Vanderbilt University, a MSSJ and M.S. from Lewis University and a Certificate in Public Health from the University of Illinois.

Alan Greiman (reappointment) is a former Justice on the Appellate Court. He holds a J.D. and B.A. from the University of Illinois.

John Hayes (reappointment) is Managing Director and Certified Public Accountant and Appraisal at Anchor Planning & Valuations, Ltd. He holds his CPA from the University of Illinois, an MBA from Notre Dame University and a B.S. from DePaul University.

Illinois State Board of Health

June Lee is an Attending Physician at Physician Anesthesia Associates. She holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, an M.D. from Rush St. Luke’s Medical Center, and a B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Language Access to Government Services Task Force

Ami Gandhi is the Executive Director at South Asian American Policy & Research Institute. She holds a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and a B.A. from Indiana University at Bloomington.

Chin Keomuongchanh is an insurance agency owner. He has completed courses in Business Management at Columbia College of Missouri.

Grace Chan McKibben is the Administrative Director at the Chinese American Service League. She holds an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management and a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Chicago.

Dary Mien is the Executive Director of the Cambodian Association of Illinois. She holds a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago.

MiYoung Seo is the Program Director at Korean American Community Services. She holds an MSW from Washington University in St. Louis, a B.A. from University of California Los Angeles and an Associate’s degree from Santa Monica College.

Monika Starczuk is Program Manager at Uniting America AmeriCorps at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. She holds an M.A. in Political Science from Warsaw University.

Sima Quraishi is Executive Director at the Muslim Women Resource Center. She holds an M.A. from North Park University and a B.S. from the University of Illinois.

State Pharmacy Board

Prem Rupani is a physician at Mt. Sinai Hospital. He holds an MBBS from Gandhi Medical College.

Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission

Fr. Chuck Dahm is a pastor at St. Pius V Parish and also serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Resurrection Project, an economic development organization. He holds an M.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Theology from the Aquinas Institute of Rochester and a Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin.

John Mathias is a partner and attorney at Jenner & Block, LLP. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.

Marcie Thorp is with the law firm SmithAmundsen, LLC and a former Assistant States Attorney with the Cook County States Attorney's Office. She holds a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a B.S. from the University of Illinois.



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