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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 1999

Governor Makes Appointments To Boards And Commissions

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today announced the appointment of Staci M. Yandle to the Illinois Gaming Board.

"Staci Yandle is a welcomed addition to the Gaming Board," Ryan said. "Her diverse legal background will serve the board well with its task of regulating the state's gaming industry."

Yandle, 38, of Belleville, is currently an associate with Carr, Korein, Tillery, Kunin, Montroy, Cates & Glass law firm. She is also an Adjunct Professor at St. Louis University Law School. The appointment requires Senate confirmation. Yandle replaces board member Thomas Johnson and will be paid per diem plus expenses. Her term expires July 1, 2001.

Ryan also made the following appointments:

To the Illinois Humanities Council:

  • Marti Belluschi, 50, of Chicago. Belluschi is Director of Public Relations and Policy for Life Education Center.
  • John Fascia, 62, of Clarendon Hills. Fascia is President of Phoenix International, LTD.
  • Katherine Glennon, 45, of Lake Forest. Glennon is a homemaker and a former special education teacher.
  • Constance Mortell, 51, of Chicago. Mortell is President of Mortell Development, Inc.
  • Miriam Zayed, 49, of Orland Park. Zayed is a teacher in the Chicago Public School system.

Members of the Illinois Humanities Council serve until a successor is appointed. Appointees are paid expenses only and do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Governors State University Board of Trustees:

  • Harry Klein, 61, of Homewood, an appointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Klein is self-employed in the real estate industry.

Appointees to the Governors State University Board of Trustees are paid expenses only. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois Electronic Fund Transfer Advisory Committee:

  • William Smigiel, 45, of Glenview, an appointment for a term ending December 21, 2001. Smigiel is President and CEO of Liberty Bank for Savings
  • James Hayes, 42, of Northfield, a reappointment for a term ending December 31, 2002. Hayes is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Cash Station, Inc.

Appointees to the Illinois Electronic Fund Transfer Advisory Committee are paid expenses only and do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois State Fair Board of Advisors:

  • Sue Corzine, 49, of Assumption, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Corzine is employed by LPC Farms Inc. and is a member of the Shelby County Fair Board.
  • W. Allen Entwistle, 53, of Riverton, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Entwistle is employed by Lincolnland F.S., Inc.
  • William Graff, 40, of Middletown, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Graff is a farmer and Township Supervisor of Corwin Township.
  • Ross Houston, 73, of Arenzville, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Houston is retired from FiatAllis and a former Arenzville Village Board Member.
  • Roger Kirkton, 66, of Gridley, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Kirkton is retired from Country Companies and currently serves on the Livingston County Board.
  • John Maitland, Jr., 63, of Bloomington, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Maitland is a farmer and current Illinois State Senator.
  • Barbara McKibbon, 56, of Geneseo, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. McKibbon is an assistant to Illinois State Senator Todd Sieben.
  • Gene Morris, 73, of DuQuoin, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Morris is a retired pharmacist.
  • John Slayton, 47, of Springfield, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Slayton is Vice President of Corporate Banking for Mercantile Bank of Illinois.
  • Carol Trumpe, 64, of Peoria, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Trumpe is member of the Peoria County Board.
  • Patricia Walker, 62, of Sherman, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Walker is owner of Walker Standardbreds.
  • A. LaVern Weller, 73, of Dwight, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Weller is a farmer and purebred hog breeder.
  • Dale Wheeler, 65, of Kansas, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Wheeler is a purebred livestock farmer.

Appointees to the Illinois State Fair Board of Advisors are paid expenses only and do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Judicial Inquiry Board:

  • Lindsay A. Parkhurst, 36, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending April 30, 2000. Parkhurst is a lawyer with O'Hagan, Smith & Amundsen.

Members of the Judicial Inquiry Board are paid per diem plus expenses and do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois Pollution Control Board:

  • Ronald Flemal, 57, of Dekalb, a reappointment for a term ending July 1, 2002. Flemal will be paid an annual salary of $92,448.

The reappointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois Medical District Commission:

  • William Cadigan, 35, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2004. Cadigan is an attorney with Mackelvie & Associates.

Members of the Illinois Medical District Commission are paid expenses only and do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Real Estate Administration & Disciplinary Board:

  • Donna Garver, 57, of Paris, a reappointment for a term ending October 1, 2002. Garver is a real estate broker and owner of Garver Realty.
  • Alex Labelle, 60, of Indian Head Park, an appointment for a term ending October 1, 2002. Labelle is real estate broker with Re/Max Properties.
  • Bernard Leviton, 69, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending October 1, 2003. Leviton is a real estate financier and developer, and President of Metropolitan Rental Corporation.
  • Carol Shields, 60, of Pekin, a reappointment for a term ending October 1, 2002. Shields is President of the Illinois Association of Realtors.
  • Donald Truitt, 69, of Barrington, an appointment for a term ending October 1, 2001. Truitt is President of Chartwell Associates, LTD.

Appointees to the Real Estate Administration & Disciplinary Board are paid per diem plus expenses and do not require senate confirmation.

To the Mid-America Port Commission:

  • Merritt Sprague, 65, of Hull, an appointment for a term ending September 27, 2005. Sprague is a grain farmer and former Director of the Office of Policy Analysis for the Department of the Interior.

Members of the Mid-America Port Commission are paid expenses only. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois State Museum Board:

  • James Ballowe, 65, of Ottawa, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Ballowe is retired from Bradley University having served as Associate Provost and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Science.
  • R-Lou Porter Barker, 65, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Barker is a former chairperson of the Illinois State Museum Society Board.
  • Jessica Jagielnik, 51, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Jagielnik is Vice President of sales and marketing for Wold Printing Services.
  • Mary Ann MacLean, 57, of Mettawa, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. MacLean is part owner of MacLean-Fogg Company.
  • George Bernard Rabb, 69, of Brookfield, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Rabb is Director of the Brookfield Zoo.
  • Peggy Ryder of Jerseyville, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Ryder is the wife of Illinois State Representative Tom Ryder.

Members of the Illinois State Museum Board are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Will-Kankakee Regional Development Authority:

  • Walter Charlton, 80, of Kankakee, a reappointment for a term ending January 21, 2002. Charlton, now retired, is the former Director of First of America Bank-Kankakee.
  • Albert Potter, 69, of Kankakee, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Potter is Vice President of Gordon Electric Supply, Inc.

Members of the Will-Kankakee Regional Development Authority are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois Health Facilities Authority:

  • Gladys Aguirre, 45, of Franklin Park, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2004. Aguirre is a registered nurse at St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

Members of the Illinois Health Facilities Authority are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the State Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees:

  • Sharmin Doering, 40, of Springfield, a reappointment for a term ending July 14, 2004. Doering is employed by the Illinois Department of Transportation and is the former retirement coordinator for the Illinois Department of Public Aid.

Members of the State Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the State Universities Retirement System Board of Trustees:

  • Stanley G. Rives, 69, of Charleston, a reappointment for a term ending June 30, 2005. Rives is the former President Emeritus of Eastern Illinois University.

Members of the State Universities Retirement System Board of Trustees are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Advanced Practice Nursing Board:

  • Sandra Leigh Harris, M.D., 39, of Aurora, an appointment for a term ending August 31, 2001. Harris is a physician with Dreyer Medical Group.
  • Nancy Hoffman, 54, of Rockford, an appointment for a term ending August 31, 2003. Hoffman is a retired teacher.
  • James Miller, M.D., 53, of Rockford, an appointment for a term ending August 31, 2003. Miller is Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
  • Rodney Osborn, M.D., 51, of Peoria, an appointment for a term ending August 31, 2000. Osborn is an anesthesiologist with Associated Anesthesiologists, S.C.

Members of the Advanced Practice Nursing Board are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Local Records Commission:

  • Thomas Cavanagh, 44, of Springfield. Cavanagh is the Sangamon County Auditor.

Members of the Local Records Commission are paid expenses only and serve until a successor is appointed. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

To the Great Lakes Commission:

  • Pamela McDonough, 46, of Springfield. McDonough is Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs.

Members of the Great Lakes Commission are paid expenses only and serve until a successor is appointed. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

To the Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council:

  • William Doster, 53, of Kankakee, an appointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Doster is Chief of Police for the Kankakee Police Department and a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the Illinois State Police.

Members of the Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council are paid expenses only. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

To the State Board of Pharmacy:

  • Olena Maleckyj-Popowycz, 37, of Westchester, an appointment for a term ending April 1, 2004. Maleckyj-Popowycz is a Divisional Pharmacy Sales Manager for Albertsons.
  • Karen Ottaviani Roelle, 33, of Elmhurst, an appointment ending April 1, 2000. Roelle is a lawyer employed by the Secretary of State.
  • Bruce Griffith, 46, of Marion, a reappointment for a term ending April 1, 2000. Griffith is Vice President of Agent Services for Gerlock & Associates, BPG.
  • Gary Reynolds, 51, of McLeansboro, a reappointment for a term ending April 1, 2002. Reynolds is a pharmacist with Reynolds Valu-Rite Pharmacy.
  • Timothy Brady, 50, of LaGrange, an appointment for a term ending April 1, 2002. Brady is a pharmacist and President of Brady Enterprises.
  • Henry Gould, 66, of Skokie, an appointment for a term ending April 1, 2000. Gould is a pharmacist with West Suburban Health Care.

Members of the State Board of Pharmacy are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.



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