Contact Persons in the Office of Early Childhood

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

Who to Contact at DHS for Child Care Questions

Please note all email addresses are FirstName.LastName@Illinois.gov (notice the dot between names)

Bureau of Child Care and Development

  • Vacant, Acting Chief (217) 785-2559 / Springfield

Operations, Quality, and Administration

  • Vacant, Manager (312) 793-3610 / Chicago OR (217) 785-2559 / Springfield

Site Eligibility

  • Lisa Akers, Manager (217) 558-6180 / Springfield
  • Dave Wilson (217) 558-6186 / Springfield

Data

  • Loretta Davis, Manager (217) 524-8867 / Springfield
  • Andrew Brewer, System Access/CCMS Help Desk (217) 785-9335 / Springfield
  • Kelly Spencer, System Access/CCMS Help Desk (217) 785-9314 / Springfield

Contracts & Payments

  • Lesa Boston, Manager (217) 785-9160 / Springfield
  • Kevin Aherin, Contracts (217) 785-9365 / Springfield
  • Keith Sergent, Warrant Issue/Stop Pay/Payment Issues (217) 558-6182 / Springfield

Policy Development & Appeals

  • Roselyn Harris, Manager (312) 793-3610 / Chicago
  • Vacant, Policy Clarifications/Grievances (312) 793-3610 / Chicago
  • Trina Vinson, Appeals (312) 793-3610 / Chicago
  • Tammy Pruitt, Overpayments/W-9s (217) 785-9208 / Springfield

Program Development & Quality Improvement

  • Holly Knicker, Manager (312) 793-3610 / Chicago
  • Megan Fitzgerald, ExceleRate QRIS (312) 793-3610 / Chicago
  • Mary Jane Forney, Outreach (217) 785-2559 / Springfield
  • Mike Garner-Jones, CCAP, Training (312) 793-0008 / Chicago
  • Adriane Jackson, CCAP, Training (312) 793-4264 / Chicago
  • Anne Wharff, Professional Development (217) 785-2559 / Springfield
  • Cindy Wall, Quality Services (217) 785-2559 / Springfield

Program Integrity & Quality Assurance

  • Richard Martin, Manager (312) 793-3610 / Chicago
  • Mario Serritella, Fraud (312) 814-8475 / Chicago
  • Melissa Sanchez, Monitoring (312) 793-7906 / Chicago
  • Victor Thakkar, Monitoring (312) 793-3826 / Chicago
  • Vacant, Monitoring (312) 793-1476 / Chicago

Migrant & Seasonal Head Start

  • Molly Joseph-Parker, Director, (217) 524-6006 / Springfield
  • Elva De Luna, Education Manager (217) 524-8187
  • James Walsh, Accountant (217) 524-5848 / Springfield