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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 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 Advanced Practice Nursing Board:

  • Michelle Buck, 35, of St. Charles, a reappointment for a term ending August 31, 2004. Buck is a registered nurse.

  • Rodney C. Osborn, 52, of Peoria, a reappointment for a term ending August 31, 2004. 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 Advisory Board to the Department of Natural Resources:

  • Victoria Cianciarulo, 33, of Lanark, an appointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Cianciarulo is the owner of Archer's Choice Videos, Inc.

  • Robert C. Winchester, Sr., 55, of Whittington, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2007. Winchester is Deputy Chief of Staff in the Governor's Southern Illinois Office.

  • Richard T. Wren, Jr., 59, of Oak Lawn, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2007. Wren is Labor Consultant for the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #399.

Members of the Advisory Board to the Department of Natural Resources are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Agricultural Export Advisory Committee:

  • Carlos E. Bendfeldt, 30, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Bendfeldt is an International Sales Manager for Dean Foods.

  • Thomas E. Bressner, 42, of Moweaqua, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Bressner is General Manager of the Assumption Cooperative Grain Company.

  • Kendall Cole, 61, of Virden, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Cole is President of Cole Farm Inc.

  • Stanley Heitz, 58, of Normal, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Heitz is Director of Livestock Exports for Advance Trading, Inc.

  • Heather Hampton Knodle, 28, of Fillmore, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Knodle is the owner of "H" ink.

  • Stephen A. Kneubuehl, 50, of Rock City, an appointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Kneubuehl is President of Berner Foods, Inc.

  • Bruce N. Leman, 60, of Roanoke, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Leman is partner at Lone Willow/United Swine.

  • Richard J. Ligthart, 48, of Lemont, an appointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Ligthart is President of Ligthart Consulting.

  • David James Lucas, 48, of Champaign, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Lucas is Director of Sales and Marketing for Roney Oatman.

  • Richard V. Maiocco, 45, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Maiocco is President of Spectrum Foods.

  • Kathryn Miller, 38, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Miller is Director of Export Sales at Columbus Foods Company.

  • Katherine A. Reading, 48, of Skokie, an appointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Reading is Vice-President of Sales for Seedburo Equipment Company.

  • Sandra Streed, 52, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Streed is Development Director for the Illinois Center for Food Safety and Technology.

  • Paul Van Halteren, 41, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Van Halteren is Director of International Sales for John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.

  • Chris Van Rossem, 45, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Van Rossem is President of the Cumberland Division of The GSI Group, Inc.

Members of the Agricultural Export Advisory Committee are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Advisory Board:

  • Joanne Thomas, 52, of Peoria, an appointment for a term ending August 1, 2001. Thomas is Executive Director of the Central Illinois Agency on Aging, Inc.

Members of the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Advisory Board are paid expenses only. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

To the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Quality of Life Advisory Committee:

  • Darby Anderson, 34, of Oak Park, an appointment for a term ending August 1, 2001. Darby is Vice-President of Midwest Operations for Addus HealthCare, Inc.

  • Dennis R. Bozzi, 49, of Orland Park, an appointment for a term ending August 1, 2002. Bozzi is President of Life Services Network of Illinois.

  • Joanne Thomas, 52, of Peoria, an appointment for a term ending August 1, 2001. Thomas is Executive Director of the Central Illinois Agency on Aging, Inc.

Members of the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Quality of Life Advisory Committee are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Board of Aeronautical Advisors:

  • Rudy Frasca, 69, of Champaign, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Frasca is President of Frasca International.

  • Neal Houbolt, 79, of Joliet, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Houbolt owns several manufacturing companies in the United States.

  • Ralph Hurwitz, 76, of Springfield, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Hurwitz is a partner at Hurwitz Enterprises.

  • Jacqueline H. Klaus, 65, of Peoria, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Klaus is a flight instructor at Northpoint Aviation.

  • David A. NewMyer, 53, of DeSoto, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. NewMyer is Department Chair in the Department of Aviation Management and Flight at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

  • William R. Norwood, 65, of Carbondale, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Norwood is a retired Captain for United Airlines.

  • Charles H. Wenk, 75, of Lake Bluff, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Wenk is President of Wenk Aviation Insurance Agency.

Members of the Board of Aeronautical Advisors do not receive compensation. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Board of Higher Education:

  • Mark E. Barmak, 59, of Lake Bluff, an appointment for a term ending January 31, 2007. Barmak is Vice-President of Government Affairs at Abbott Laboratories.

Members of the Board of Higher Education are paid expenses only. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois Building Commission:

  • Edward L. Christensen, 49, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending May 1, 2003. Christensen is Business Manager for International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local #2.

Members of the Illinois Building Commission are paid per diem, plus expenses. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Capital Development Board:

  • Dennis J. Gannon, 47, of Orland Park, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Gannon is Secretary-Treasurer for the Chicago Federation of Labor.

Members of the Capital Development Board are paid expenses only. The reappointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Chicago State University Board of Trustees:

  • Jacoby D. Dickens, 69, of Olympia Fields, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2007. Dickens is Chairman of Seaway National Bank.

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

To the Children and Family Services Advisory Council:

  • Frances Pace Barnes, 60, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Barnes is President and CEO of Volunteers of America of Illinois.

  • Barbara A. Cempura, 57, of Belleville, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Cempura is President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois.

  • Micki Chulick, 52, of DeKalb, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Chulick is Executive Director of Community Coordinated Child Care.

  • Susan L. Cook, 47, of Carterville, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Cook is a guidance counselor at Marion Unit 2 School District.

  • Judy H. Fried, 60, of Lincolnshire, an appointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Fried is Executive Director of Northern Illinois Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

  • Linda Goforth, 52, of Murphysboro, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Goforth is correctional counselor for the Department of Corrections.

  • Charlotte Mushow, 56, of Elmhurst, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Mushow is Commissioner of the DuPage County Election Board.

  • Rick Velasquez, 49, of Oak Park, an appointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Velasquez is Executive Director of Youth Outreach Services, Inc.

  • Eva Annette Wilson, 63, of Chicago, an appointment for term ending January 17, 2005. Wilson is Director of Child Welfare Programs for the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health.

  • Harold O. Ziebell, 74, of Petersburg, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Ziebell is retired.

Members of the Children and Family Services Advisory Council are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Court of Claims:

  • Norma S. Finley-Jann, 47, of Chicago, a reappointment as Judge for a term ending January 15, 2007. Finley-Jann is an attorney with Irwin G. Jann and Associates.

  • Andrew M. Raucci, 55, of Chicago, a reappointment and designation as Chief Justice for a term ending January 15, 2007. Raucci is an attorney with Kusper and Raucci Chartered.

Chief Justice of the Court of Claims is paid an annual salary of $53,374. Judges of the Court of Claims are paid an annual salary of $49,267. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Criminal Justice Information Authority:

  • Timothy F. Bukowski, 52, of Manteno, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Bukowski is Sheriff of Kankakee County.

Members of the Criminal Justice Information Authority are paid expenses only. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

To the East St. Louis Financial Advisory Authority:

  • Anthony R. Grant, 37, of Oak Park, an appointment for a term ending August 30, 2002. Grant is Senior Vice-President at NatCity Investments, Inc.

Members of the East St. Louis Financial Advisory Authority are paid expenses only. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Eastern Illinois University Board of Trustees:

  • Betsy D. Mitchell, 47, of Savoy, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2007. Mitchell is Director of Public Affairs for Coldwell Banker Devonshire Realty.

  • Julie M. Ward, 43, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2007. Ward is Assistant Director of Governmental Affairs for the Illinois Association of Realtors.

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

To the Employment Security Advisory Board:

  • Gregory W. Baise, 48, of Lemont, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Baise is President and CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers Association.

  • Margaret Blackshere, 60, of Niles, an appointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Blackshere is President of the Illinois AFL-CIO.

  • Louis Jones, 54, of Flossmoor, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Jones is President of Louis Jones Enterprises, Inc.

  • David F. Vite, 50, of Woodstock, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Vite is President and CEO of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association.

Members of the Employment Security Advisory Board are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Historic Preservation Agency Board of Trustees:

  • Samuel A. Lilly, 60, of Downers Grove, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Lilly is President of Resource Development Press, Ltd. and Lilly Associates, Inc.

Members of the Historic Preservation Agency Board of Trustees are paid expenses only. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Human Rights Commission:

  • Marylee V. Freeman, 62, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Freeman is Director of Intergovernmental Outreach for the City of Chicago, Department of Buildings.

  • Sakhawat Hussain, 55, of Frankfort, an appointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Hussain is President of Sakhawat Hussain M.D., S.C.

  • Yvette Kanter, 53, of Highland Park, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Kanter is a consultant to the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

  • Spencer Leak, Sr., 63, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Leak is President and CEO of Spencer Leak and Sons Funeral Home.

  • Sharon Peters, 58, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Peters is not employed.

  • Arabel Alva Rosales, 41, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Rosales is President of A. Alva Rosales and Associates, Ltd.

Members of the Human Rights Commission are paid an annual salary of $38,614. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois Labor Relations Board; State Panel:

  • Manny Hoffman, 64, of Hazelcrest, a reappointment and designation as Chairman for a term ending January 24, 2005. Hoffman owns and operates a State Farm Insurance Agency.

The Chairman of the Illinois Labor Relations Board; State Panel is paid an annual salary of $85,809. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois State Museum Board:

  • James Ballowe, 67, of Ottawa, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2003. Ballowe is a retired Professor of English, Emeritus at Bradley University.

  • R-Lou P. Barker, 67, of Springfield, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2003. Barker is a housewife.

  • Mary Ann S. MacLean, 58, of Libertyville, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2003. MacLean is retired.

  • George Bernard Rabb, 71, of Brookfield, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2003. Rabb is Director of the Brookfield Zoo and President of the Chicago Zoological Society.

  • Peggy Ryder, 51, of Jerseyville, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2003. Ryder is an administrative assistant at W. Thomas Ryder, Ltd.

  • Guerry L. Suggs, 62, of Springfield, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2003. Suggs is retired.

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

To the Illinois State University Board of Trustees:

  • Carl E. Kasten, 57, of Carlinville, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2007. Kasten is an attorney at Phelps, Kasten, Ruyle, Burns, Carmody and Sims, P.C.

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

To the Industrial Commission:

  • Barbara A. Sherman, 49, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Sherman is a commissioner for the Illinois Industrial Commission.

  • Douglas F. Stevenson, 79, of Roselle, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Stevenson is a commissioner for the Illinois Industrial Commission.

Members of the Industrial Commission are paid an annual salary of $98,538. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Joliet Arsenal Development Authority:

  • Wayne H. McMillan, 53, of Bolingbrook, an appointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. McMillan is Vice-President of LaSalle Bank.

  • Joseph P. Ward, 50, of Joliet, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Ward is treasurer of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #150.

Members of the Joliet Arsenal Development Authority are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Medical Disciplinary Board:

  • Mark Burton Weiner, 37, of Berwyn, an appointment for a term ending January 1, 2004. Weiner is an attorney at Gessler, Hughes, and Socol, Ltd.

Members of the Medical Disciplinary Board are paid per diem plus expenses. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Medical Licensing Board:

  • Joseph L. Daddino, 65, of Barrington, an appointment for a term ending January 1, 2004. Ward is a physician.

  • Richard J. Dietzen, 47, of Elmhurst, an appointment for a term ending January 1, 2002. Dietzen is Director of Montrose Chiropractic Center.

Members of the Medical Licensing Board are paid per diem plus expenses. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Review Board:

  • William Daniel Barnhart, 56, of Chicago, an appointment for an unspecified term length. Barnhart is Director of Medical Education at Weiss Memorial Hospital.

  • Sidney Weissman, 61, of River Forest, an appointment for an unspecified term length. Weissman is a Professor of Psychiatry at Loyola Medical Center.

Members of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Review Board are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Board:

  • James B. Bolin, 60, of Western Springs, a reappointment for a term ending June 1, 2005. Bolin is First Vice-President and Financial Consultant for Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith.

  • James S. Montana, Jr., 57, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending June 1, 2005. Montana is an attorney and partner at Piper Marbury Rudnick and Wolfe.

Members of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Board are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws:

  • Diane Ford, 47, of New Berlin, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2005. Ford is General Counsel for the Office of the Governor.

  • Steven G. Frost, 47, of Buffalo Grove, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2005. Frost is an attorney and partner at Chapman and Cutler.

  • Jeremiah Marsh, 67, of Winnetka, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2005. Marsh is an attorney and partner at Ungaretti and Harris.

  • Randal C. Picker, 49, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2005. Picker is a Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

  • Representative Tom Ryder, 51, of Jerseyville, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2005. Ryder is a State Representative in the 97th District.

Members of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Northeastern Illinois University Board of Trustees:

  • Edward G. Dykla, 67, of Barrington, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2007. Dykla is retired.

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

To the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees:

  • George A. Moser, 60, of Barrington Hills, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2007. Moser is Chairman and CEO of Charter National Bank and Trust.

  • Manuel Sanchez, 53, of Lisle, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2007. Sanchez is Managing Partner at Sanchez and Daniels.

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

To the Prisoner Review Board:

  • Nancy L. Bridges-Mickelson, 38, of Golconda, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2007.

  • Craig Findley, 52, of Jacksonville, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2007. Findley is President of Craig Findley Associates.

  • Anne R. Taylor, 67, of Champaign, a reappointment and designation as Chairman for a term ending January 15, 2007. Taylor is Chairman of the Prisoner Review Board.

Members of the Prisoner Review Board are paid an annual salary of $70,620. The Chairman is paid an annual salary of $78,831. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Property Tax Appeal Board:

  • Max E. Coffey, 61, of Charleston, a reappointment and designation as Chairman for a term ending January 15, 2007. Coffey is President and CEO of Kimco USA, Inc.

The Chairman of the Property Tax Appeal Board is paid an annual salary of $53,202. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Radiologic Technologist Accreditation Advisory Board:

    James Keith McKechnie, 52, of Charleston, an appointment for a term ending April 4, 2003. McKechnie is President of the Lincoln Trail Orthopedic Clinic, S.C.

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

To the State Board of Education:

  • Beverly L. Turkal, 67, of Robinson, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2007. Turkal is a curriculum and grants consultant for the East Richland Community District.

Members of the State Board of Education are paid expenses only. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Standards and Credentialing Council:

  • Harold F. Reetz, Jr., 52, of Monticello, an appointment for an unspecified term length. Reetz is the Midwest Director for the Potash and Phosphate Institute.

Members of the Standards and Credentialing Council are paid expenses only. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

To the State Board of Elections:

  • John R. Keith, 52, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending June 3, 2003. Keith is an attorney at Keith Law Office.

Members of the State Board of Elections are paid an annual salary of $30,893. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the State Board of Investment:

  • Joseph P. Cacciatore, 42, of Winnetka, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Cacciatore is President and CEO of Joseph Cacciatore and Company Real Estate.

  • Robert H. Newtson, 47, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Newtson is the Chief of Staff for the Governor.

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

To the State Board of Pharmacy:

  • Garrison C. Moreland, 45, of Rushville, an appointment for a term ending April 1, 2005. Moreland owns Moreland and Devitt Drugstore.

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

To the University of Illinois Board of Trustees:

  • Lawrence C. Eppley, 41, of Palatine, an appointment for a term ending January 8, 2007. Eppley is an attorney for Bell, Boyd, and Lloyd LLC.

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

To the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees:

  • Carolyn J. Ehlert, 60, of Milan, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2007. Ehlert is Director of Public Policy Planning for Deere and Company.

  • J. Michael Houston, 56, of Springfield, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2007. Houston is Senior Vice-President for Bank One, Illinois.

  • Dace E. Richardson, 41, of Wheaton, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2007. Richardson is Manager of Manufacturing Engineering for Eaton Corporation.

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


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