This report represents the contributions and expertise of many individuals and organizations. The Human Services Commission gratefully recognizes the efforts of all who have provided content, commentary and guidance to this report.

COMMISSIONERS

We are grateful for the support and contributions made by commissioners. Commissioners provided guidance and feedback on the report through attending work group session and/or submitting written comments.

J. Maichle Bacon, Illinois Public Health Association

Lore Baker, Supportive Housing Providers Association

Arthur Bishop, Department of Juvenile Justice

Denver Bitner, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Nancy Bluhm, Illinois Association of Public Health Administrators

Richard Calica, Department of Children and Family Services

William Delgado, General Assembly

Evelyn Diaz, Chicago Department of Family and Support Services

Mark Doyle, Governor's Office

Wendy DuBoe, United Way Metropolitan Chicago

Eileen Durkin, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago

Art Dykstra, Trinity Services, Inc.

Ric Estrada, Metropolitan Family Services

Sara Feigenholtz, General Assembly

Gaylord Gieseke, Voices for Illinois Children

Salvador Godinez, Department of Corrections

Julie Hamos, Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, Department of Public Health

Pam Heavens, Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living

John Holton, Department of Aging

Gary Huelsmann, Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois

Mattie Hunter, General Assembly

Anne Irving, AFSCME Council 31

Toni Irving, Office of the Governor

Marco Jacome, Healthcare Alternatives System

Naomi Jakobsson, General Assembly

Shawn Jeffers, Little City Foundation

George Jones, Ada S. McKinley

Christopher Koch, Illinois State Board of Education

Maggie Laslo, SEIU HCII

Ngoan Le, The Chicago Community Trust

David Leitch, General Assembly

Valerie Lies, Donors Forum

Rosemary Mulligan, General Assembly

Carole Pankau, General Assembly

Maria Pesqueira, Mujeres Latinas

Gregory Pierce, United Power for Action and Justice

Polly Poskin, Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Nancy Ronquillo, Childrens Home and Aid

Dee Ann Ryan, Vermilion County Mental Health

Amy Rynell, Social Impact Research Center at Heartland Alliance

Michelle Saddler, Department of Human Services

Nancy Shier, Ounce of Prevention Fund

Dave Syverson, General Assembly

Susan Kennedy, YMCA

Neli Vazquez-Rowland, A Safe Haven

Maria Whelan, Action for Children

Diane Williams, Safer Foundation

TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND INPUT

We are grateful for the expertise provided by Jane Bilger, who provided extensive support for the report on rebalancing. Other consumers and advocates have also provided input into the information gathering process, including:

Mark Abner, University of Illinois

Christine Achre, Primo Center for Women and Children

Sandra Alexander, IDoA

Stephanie Altman, Health and Disabilities Advocates

Melanie Anewiski, Featherfist

Jennifer Aring, GOP Senate

Sue Augustus, Health Disability Advocates

Jeanette Badra, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services\

Karen Batia, Heartland Alliance

Betsy Benito, CSH

Paul Bennett, IL Healthcare and Family Services

Marge Berglind, Child Care Association of Illinois

Karen Berman, Ounce of Prevention

Lisa Betz, Illinois Department of Human Services-Division of Mental Health

Mike Bibo, The Center for Developmental Disabilities Advocacy and Community Supports

Neville Bilimoria, Duane Morris LLP

Nancy Bluhm, Illinois Association of Public Health Administrators

Lisa Braganca, Access Living

Marca Bristo, Access Living

Scott Burgess, Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health

Daniel Burke, Office of the Governor

Chris Burnett, IL Assoc of Rehabilitation Facilities

Michele Carmichael, Illinois State Board of Education

Terry Carmichael, Community Behavioral Health Care Association

Kevin Casey, IL DHS/DD

Richard Callica, Department of Children and Family Services

Bill Choslovsky, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Shawn Cole, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Ray Connor, Individual Care Grant (ICG) Parent

Liz Doyle, McHenry County Mental Health Board

Mark Doyle, Office of the Governor

Mary Driscoll, Illinois Department of Public Health

Andi Durbin, Illinois Collaboration on Youth

Jamie Ewing, CSH

Peggy Flaherty, Thresholds

Gil Fonger, Marklund

Christopher Gange

Laura Garcia, Healthcare Alternative Systems, Inc.

Teri Garate, Illinois Department of Public Health

Michael Gelder, Governor's Office

Gene Griffin, Northwestern University

Valery Gruss, UIC College of Nursing

Christine Haley, CSH

Brenda Hampton, IL Dept Human Services

Brady Harden, Office of the Governor

Dan Harris, Illinois Department of Human Services

Christine Harman, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Dr. Seth Harkins, National Louis University

Michelle Hoereth, IFF

John Holton, Department of Aging

Jane Hornstein, Cook Bureau of Community Economic Development

Toni Hoy, National Alliance of Mental Illness-Parent

Debbie Humphrey, St. Clair County Mental Health Board

Judy Hutchison, Illinois Department of Human Services-Division of Mental Health

Mark Ishaug, Thresholds

Dennis Jones, Williams/Colbert Court Monitor

Larry Joseph, Voices for Illinois Children

Norm Joyce, Maryville Academy

Mike Kaminsky, ARC of Illinois-Lifespan Project

Jack Kaplan, United Way Metropolitan Chicago

Frank Kopel, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Dr. Art Kohrman, Illinois Department of Public Health

Greg Kyrouac, SIU School of Medicine

Dawn Lamp, Turner's Manor

Jonathan Lavin, Age Options

Erin Laytham, Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities

Thomas Lenz, United Power for Action and Justice

Janine Lewis, Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition

Jim Lewis, The Chicago Community Trust

Sandy Lewis, McHenry County Mental Health Board

Jerry Lowell, Aunt Martha's Youth Service Center & Health Center

Dave Lowitzki, SEIU Healthcare

Colette Lueck, Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership

John Lyons, University of Ottawa and Northwestern University

Faye Manaster, Family to Family- ARC of Illinois

Sharron Matthews, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Lora McCurdy, HFS

Renee Mehlinger, Illinois Department of Human Services-Division of Mental Health

Christina Miksis, Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health

Mark Mroz, Mado Management

Richard Monoccio, Cook County Housing Authority

Jim Nelson, Illinois Public Health Association

Matt Obert, Chaddock

Heather O'Donnell, Thresholds

Rahnee Patrick, Access Living

Tony Paulauski, Arc of Illinois

Tara Peele, IFF

Marianne Philbin, Pierce Family Foundation

Melissa Picciola, Equip for Equality

Anne Posner, Age Options

Tony Records, Ligas Court Monitor

Diane Redleaf, Family Defense Center

Mike Rein, Transitions of Western Illinois

Sheila Romano, Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disability

Phyllis Russell, Association of Community Mental Health Authorities in Illinois

Sister Catherine Ryan, Maryville Academy

Barb Schipp, Illinois Department of Human Services

John Schornagel, Illinois Community & Residential Services Authority

Todd Schroll, McHenry County Mental Health Board

Ralph, Schubert, Illinois Public Health Association

Sheryl Seiling, Cook County Housing Authority

Bruce Seitzer, C4

Mary Shahbazian, Allendale Association

Michael Shaver, Children's Home and Aid

Barbara Shaw, Illinois Children's Mental Health Task Force

Glendean Sisk, Illinois Department of Human Services

Evelyn Smith, Maryville Academy

Amber Smock, Access Living

Kenneth Soyemi, Department of Public Health

Amy Starin, University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute for Juvenile Research

Cynthia Tate, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Joanne Thomas, Central Illinois AAA

Lora Thomas, National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI)

Laura Thrall, United Way Metropolitan Chicago

Ray Vázquez, YMCA

Shannon Wall, Age Options

Constance Williams, Illinois Department of Human Services-Division of Mental Health

Janet Williams, Rockford ADRC

Suzie Woods, ARC of Illinois

Julie Youngquist, Lawrence Hall Youth Services

Project Team

Brandon Thorne, The Chicago Community Trust

Mavara Agha, Office of the Governor

Robbie Dembo, Office of the Governor

David Lloyd, Voices for Illinois Children

Herra Iqbal, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago

Hanna Hwang, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago