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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2001

Ryan Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today announced the following appointments to Illinois boards and commissions:

To the Advisory Board for Services for Deaf/Blind Individuals:

  • Gary Bilek, 45, of Palatine, an appointment for a term ending September 11, 2003. Bilek is manager at Yanmar Diesel America.

  • Geraldine Lawhorn, 84, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending September 11, 2001. Lawhorn is instructor and chairperson at the Hodley School for the Blind.

Members of the Advisory Board for Services for Deaf/Blind Individuals are paid $50 per day plus expenses. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Chicago Transit Authority Board:

  • J. Douglas Donenfeld, 55, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending September 1, 2007. Donenfeld is an attorney for Sidley and Austin.

  • Alan Drazek, 60, of Morton Grove, an appointment for a term ending September 1, 2002. Drazek is Vice-President of Midwest CompuService, Inc.

Members of the Chicago Transit Authority Board receive an annual salary of $25,000. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service:

  • Terry G. Hillard, 57, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending May 1, 2003. Hillard is Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.

Members of the Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service are paid expenses only. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

To the Eastern Illinois University Board of Trustees:

  • Nathaniel Anderson, 50, of Belleville, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Anderson is Superintendent of Schools for the East St. Louis School District.

Members of the Eastern Illinois University Board of Trustees are paid expenses only. The reappointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Educational Labor Relations Board:

  • Michael Prueter, 52, of Naperville, an appointment for a term ending October 17, 2006. Prueter is General Manager at Fairway Mortgage, Inc.

  • Lynne Sered, 39, of Evanston, an appointment for a term ending October 17, 2006. Sered is Domestic Affairs Associate for the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation.

Members of the Educational Labor Relations Board receive an annual salary of $77,230. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Ethanol Research Advisory Board:

  • Martin Lyons, 43, of Decatur, an appointment for a term ending October 20, 2004. Lyons is Vice-President and Director of the Corn Processing Division at Archer Daniels Midland Company.

  • Frank Magazine, 44, of Ivyland, PA, an appointment for a term ending October 20, 2004. Magazine is Global Director of Corporate Accounts for BetzDearborn.

  • Ronald Winney, 58, of Edwardsville, an appointment for a term ending October 20, 2004. Winney is retired.

  • Terry Wolf, 53, of Homer, an appointment for a term ending October 20, 2004. Wolf is Owner and President of Wolf Farms and Wolf Grain Systems, Inc.

Members of the Ethanol Research Advisory Board do not receive compensation. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women:

  • Mary Morten, 40, of Chicago, an appointment until a successor is appointed. Morten is Director for Chicago's Department of Public Health, Office of Violence Prevention.

Members of the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women are paid expenses only. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

To the Governors State University Board of Trustees:

  • Bruce Friefeld, 52, of Mokena, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2007. Friefeld is Executive Legal Counsel for Will County.

  • Kathleen Orr, 52, of Flossmoor, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2007. Orr is an attorney.

  • Lorine Samuels, of New Lenox, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2007. Samuels is President of Strategic Business Services, Inc.

Members of the Governors State University Board of Trustees are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission:

  • Betty Bollmeier, 42, of Mascoutah, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Bollmeier is employed by Hubbard Construction.

  • Mary Flowers, 49, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Flowers is a member of the Illinois House of Representatives.

  • Michael Howie, 51, of Rochester, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Howie is Deputy Executive Director of the Hope School.

  • Joanne Perkins, 61, of Aurora, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Perkins is retired.

  • Sue Suter, 50, of Springfield, a reappointment for a term ending June 30, 2002. Suter is president of Suter & Company.

  • Susan Tatnall, 60, of Batavia, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Tatnall is an attorney and partner at Drendel, Tatnall Lonergan Drendel.

Members of the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois Council on Aging:

  • Jean Aldag, 68, of East Peoria, a reappointment for a term ending January 1, 2002. Aldag is Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

  • Charles Crowder, 66, of Flora, an appointment for a term ending January 1, 2002. Crowder is retired.

  • Anthany Frazier, 49, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending January 1, 2002. Frazier is a volunteer management consultant and trainer for A.V.E.F.

  • Anna Gray, 54, of Belvidere, a reappointment for a term ending January 1, 2003. Gray is Executive Director of the Boone County Council on Aging.

  • Annie Jones, 82, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending January 1, 2003. Jones is retired.

  • Robert O'Connor, of Aurora, a reappointment for a term ending January 1, 2004. O'Connor is an attorney.

  • Marjorie Sodemann, 74, of Champaign, an appointment for a term ending January 1, 2004. Sodemann is retired.

  • Eugene Verdu, 60, of Belleville, an appointment for a term ending January 1, 2003. Verdu is Director of Programs and Services for Older Persons at Southwestern Illinois College.

  • Ronald Weismehl, 61, of Glencoe, a reappointment for a term ending January 1, 2002. Weismehl is President and CEO of Council for Jewish Elderly.

Members of the Illinois Council on Aging are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois Institute for Entrepreneurship Education:

  • Debra Lessin, 46, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending December 31, 2002. Lessin is a CPA and owner of D.J. Lessin & Associates, Inc.

  • Deborah Sawyer, 44, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending December 31, 2002. Sawyer is President and CEO of Environmental Design International, Inc.

Members of the Illinois Institute for Entrepreneurship Education are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois Prisoner Review Board:

  • Norman Sula, 58, of Naperville, an appointment for a term ending January 16, 2006. Sula is Deputy Assessor for the Lisle Township Assessor's Office.

Members of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board receive an annual salary of $70,620. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois State University Board of Trustees:

  • Stanley Ommen, 59, of Bloomington, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Ommen is President and CEO of State Farm Bank.

Members of the Illinois State University Board of Trustees are paid expenses only. The reappointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Juvenile Justice Commission:

  • Don Beachem, 43, of Addison, a reappointment for a term ending February 1, 2001. Beachem is a police officer for the Cook County Sheriff's office.

  • Patricia Connell, 51, of Evanston, a reappointment for a term ending February 1, 2003. Connell is an attorney.

  • Michael Mahoney, 56, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending February 1, 2002. Mahoney is President of John Howard Association.

  • Darrell McGibany, 54, of Alton, a reappointment for a term ending February 1, 2002. McGibany is Director of Probation and Court Services for Madison County.

  • Katherine Selcke, 48, of Hinsdale, an appointment for a term ending February 1, 2003. Selcke works in the Governor's Office.

Members of the Juvenile Justice Commission are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor Committee:

  • William Doster, 54, of Springfield, a reappointment for a term ending November 1, 2001. Doster is Superintendent of Corrections for Sangamon County.

  • Edward Hoes, 53, of Westchester, a reappointment for a term ending November 1, 2001. Hoes is Executive Director of the Illinois Police Association.

  • Richard Randall, 55, of Yorkville, a reappointment for a term ending November 1, 2002. Randall is Sheriff of the Kendall County Sheriff's Office.

  • Mary Stoddard, 57, of Crystal Lake, an appointment for a term ending November 1, 2002. Stoddard is Chief of Police for the Village of Lakewood.

Members of the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor Committee are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board:

  • Eddie Adair, 56, of Urbana, an appointment for a term ending August 5, 2002. Adair is Chief of Police for the Urbana Police Department.

  • Steven Allendorf, 44, of Galena, a reappointment for a term ending August 5, 2002. Allendorf is Sheriff for the Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office.

  • Robert Hogan, 66, of Springfield, a reappointment for a term ending August 4, 2003. Hogan is employed part-time with the Senate.

  • John Schlaf, 56, of Galesburg, a reappointment for a term ending August 5, 2002. Schlaf is Chief of Police for the Galesburg Police Department.

  • Ted Street, 45, of Springfield, a reappointment for a term ending August 4, 2003. Street is field supervisor for the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council.

  • Jim Vazzi, 50, of Nokomis, a reappointment for a term ending August 4, 2003. Vazzi is Sheriff for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

Members of the Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Task Group:

  • Debra Robinson, 40, of Dolton, an appointment for an unspecified term. Robinson is Director of Radiation Safety at the University of Chicago.

  • Jene Robinson, 59, of Decatur, an appointment for an unspecified term. Robinson is an environmental consultant.

Members of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Task Group are paid $300 per diem plus expenses. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council:

  • Charles Schofield, 61, of Bartonville, an appointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Schofield is Sheriff for the Peoria County Sheriff's Department.

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

To the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission:

  • Constance Humphrey, 69, of Springfield, a reappointment for a term ending January 3, 2006. Humphrey is Director of Inter-governmental Affairs for The Association Group.

  • Phillip Morgan, 58, of Danville, a reappointment for a term ending January 3, 2006. Morgan is Director of the Danville Sanitary District.

Members of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Prairie State 2000 Authority Board of Directors:

  • Bernard Armbruster, 56, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending July 1, 2003. Armbruster is President and CEO of Armbruster Manufacturing Company.

Members of the Prairie State 2000 Authority Board of Directors are paid expenses only. The reappointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Radiation Protection Advisory Council:

  • Allen Hrejsa, 58, of Naperville, a reappointment for a term ending August 9, 2004. Hrejsa is Director of Medical Physics at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

  • Carl Vyborny, M.D., 50, of Riverside, a reappointment for a term ending August 9, 2004. Vyborny is a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, at the University of Chicago.

Members of the Radiation Protection Advisory Council are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Radiologic Technologist Accreditation Advisory Board:

  • Rebecca Sajdak, 41, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending April 4, 2003. Sajdak is a nuclear medicine technologist at Loyola University Medical Center.

  • Geoffrey Smoron, 56, of Lake Forest, an appointment for a term ending April 4, 2003. Smoron is a radiation oncologist.

  • William Stevens, M.D., 37, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending April 4, 2003. Stevens is a Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

  • Lisa Trimble, 29, of Peoria, an appointment for a term ending April 4, 2003. Trimble is a PRN radiographer, phlebotomist, and medical office assistant for OSF Medical Group.

Members of the Radiologic Technologist Accreditation Advisory Board are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Recycled Content Products Task Force:

  • Keith Kemp, 60, of Chicago Heights, an appointment for an unspecified term. Kemp is a salesman for the American Consolidated Monarch Steel Company.

Members of the Recycled Content Products Task Force are paid expenses only. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

To the Sex Offender Management Board:

  • Michael Burke, 42, of Elmhurst, an appointment for a term ending June 19, 2003. Burke is an associate judge.

  • John Westlove, 38, of Naperville, an appointment for a term ending June 19, 2003. Westlove is a youth investigator for the Naperville Police Department.

Members of the Sex Offender Management Board are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Statewide Independent Living Council:

  • Barbara Anderson, 59, of Zion, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Anderson is manager of development for the Lake County Center for Independent Living.

  • Gregory Dykstra, 52, of Savoy, a reappointment for a term ending June 30, 2002. Dykstra is Associate Director at Parkland College.

  • William Fielding, 46, of Peoria, a reappointment for a term ending June 30, 2002. Fielding is Executive Director for the Central Illinois Center for Independent Living.

  • Jose Gonzalez, 32, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2002. Gonzalez is a Bilingual Technical Assistance Specialist at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

  • Annette Grove, 61, of Belleville, a reappointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Grove is Vice-President for Metropolitan Employment and Rehabilitation Service.

  • Elizabeth Langen, 42, of Springfield, a reappointment for a term ending June 30, 2002. Langen is Division Administrator for the Office of the Secretary of State.

  • Ralph Robertson, Jr., 49, of Murphysboro, a reappointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Robertson is a Professor of Law at Southern Illinois University School of Law.

  • Marlin Thomas, 25, of Alton, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Thomas is an Independent Living Specialist for IMPACT Inc.

Members of the Statewide Independent Living Council are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the State Board of Pharmacy:

  • Evelyn Hickman, 50, of Savoy, an appointment for a term ending April 1, 2005. Hickman is an administrative assistant to the Emerging Technology Division at the University of Illinois.

Members of the State Board of Pharmacy are paid per diem plus expenses. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

To the State Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees:

  • Joseph Pisano, 71, of Springfield, a reappointment for a term ending July 14, 2005. Pisano is Executive Director of the Illinois State Employees Association.

Members of the State Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees are paid expenses only. The reappointment does not require Senate confirmation.

To the State Rehabilitation Council:

  • Matt Abrahamson, 40, of Decatur, an appointment for a term ending July 1, 2001. Abrahamson is Executive Director of the Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois.

  • James Jenkins, 64, of Bartonville, an appointment for a term ending July 1, 2002. Jenkins is a consultant at East Peoria High School.

Members of the State Rehabilitation Council are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the State Soil and Water Conservation Advisory Board:

  • Terry Davis, 42, of Roseville, an appointment for a term ending January 19, 2003. Davis is a farmer.

  • Dale Jahraus, 56, of St. Peter, an appointment for a term ending January 19, 2003. Jahraus is a farmer.

  • Wayne Johnson, 54, of St. Francisville, an appointment for a term ending January 19, 2003. Johnson is a farmer.

  • Eleanor Zimmerlein, 75, of LaMoille, an appointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Zimmerlein is a farmer.

Members of the State Soil and Water Conservation Advisory Board are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Task Force on Housing Accessibility:

  • Matt Abrahamson, 40, of Decatur, an appointment for a term ending October 31, 2004. Abrahamson is Executive Director of the Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois.

  • Gary Clayton, 52, of Chatham, an appointment for a term ending October 31, 2004. Clayton is Executive Vice-President of the Illinois Association of Realtors.

  • Peter Dwars, 51, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending October 31, 2004. Dwars is Director of the Illinois Housing Development Authority.

  • John Harrison, 51, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending October 31, 2004. Harrison is Executive Vice-President of the Home Builders Association of Illinois.

  • Elaine Hoff, 59, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending October 31, 2004. Hoff is Policy Advisor on Disability Rights for the Office of the Attorney General.

  • William Worn, 50, of Wilmette, an appointment for a term ending October 31, 2004. Worn is President of William Worn Architects P.C.

Members of the Task Force on Housing Accessibility are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the University of Illinois Board of Trustees:

  • Robert Vickrey, 56, of Peru, an appointment for a term ending January 8, 2007. Vickrey is Vice-President of Legislative Affairs and Economic Development for Miller Group Media.

Members of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees are paid expenses only. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Women's Business Ownership Council:

  • Susan Olavarria, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending September 1, 2002. Olavarria works in public relations.

  • Toni Perrin, 52, of East St. Louis, a reappointment for a term ending September 1, 2002. Perrin is Director of the Instructional Media Department for East St. Louis School District #189.

Members of the Women's Business Ownership Council are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.


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