From:  Theodora Binion, Director
Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse


As you may know, today December 30, 2015 is my last day with the Illinois Department of Human Services, before I will begin retirement. It has been a pleasure and honor to serve the people of Illinois as the Director of the Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA). I will miss the work and will miss working with all of you but am looking forward to the next part of my journey.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues and friends and let you all know how much I have enjoyed working with you. I wish you all success in the future and am grateful for the opportunity to work with you.

Until further notice, please direct all DASA-related issues to Dr. Maria Bruni at 312.814.2300. You may also contact me personally at Finally, thank you LaDonna and Rick for helping me with this transition.

Peace, blessings and fondest regards,