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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 24, 2013

Governor Quinn Makes Executive Appointments
Fills Positions on Capital Development Board, Developmental Disabilities Council and Others

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced 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.

“The individuals I am appointing are committed to serving the people of our state,” Governor Quinn said. “These appointees will work hard every day to move Illinois 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 by the Governor include:

Advisory Council on Spinal Cord And Head Injuries

James Young of Chicago is a Physician at Rehab Associates of Chicago. He holds an M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine and an A.B. from Indiana University.

Capital Development Board

Miles Beatty III (reappointment) of Lake Zurich is President of Beatty Decorating Co. He attended Lake Forest College.

Peter O’Brien (reappointment) of Chicago is the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of MADO Management LP. He attended Loyola University.

Glyn Ramage (reappointment) of Millstadt is a retired construction worker and Business Manager at the Southwestern Illinois Laborers' District Council.

Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities Task Force

Rene Luna of Chicago is a Community Organizer and Advocate with Access Living. He holds a B.A. from DePaul University.

Dale A. Morrissey of Champaign is CEO of the Developmental Services Center. He has 35 years of experience in disability services and holds a B.S. and an M.S. from Eastern Illinois University.

HIV/AIDS Response Review Panel

Lam Nguyen Ho of Chicago is staff attorney for Equip for Equality. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M. St. from Oxford University and an M.A. and a B.A. from Brown University.

Illinois Community College Board

Dr. Teresa Garate (reappointment) of Chicago is the President and CEO of Neumann Family Services and was formerly the Assistant Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Jonathan Jackson of Chicago is a Professor at Chicago State University. He holds an MBA from Northwestern University and a B.S. from North Carolina A&T State University.

Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities

JJ Hanley of Wilmette is the Executive Director of JJ’s List. She holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Kathryn Lavin of Chicago is Director of Creative Strategies at Neumann Family Services. She holds an MSW from Jane Addams College of Social Work and a B.A. from Boston College.

Jose A Mendez of Chicago is Director/Employment Specialist for CARES Chicago. He holds an M.Ed. and a B.A. from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Illinois Independent Tax Tribunal

Brian Barov of Skokie is an Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Division Chief of the Civil Appeals Division. He holds a J.D. from the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and also graduated from the College of William & Mary.

State Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council

Leslee Stein-Spencer of Chicago is Director of Medical Administration and Regulatory Compliance, Chicago Fire Department and a registered nurse. She holds an M.A. from the National College of Education and a B.A. from DePaul University.



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