Illinois Opioid Remediation Advisory Board


The Illinois Opioid Remediation Advisory Board serves as a sub-committee to the Governor's Opioid Prevention and Recovery Steering Committee (Committee).

The Illinois Opioid Remediation Advisory Board makes advisory recommendations to the Committee regarding the use of the 55% of settlement proceeds that are allocated to the Illinois Opioid Remediation Trust Fund (Fund). The funds must be used for forward-looking opioid abatement core strategies to combat the overdose epidemic as established in the Illinois Opioid Allocation Agreement (Agreement). These opioid core abatement strategies align with recommendations in the State Overdose Action Plan (SOAP) (pdf)a comprehensive, equity-centric outline for combatting the opioid epidemic. The Illinois Opioid Remediation Advisory Board will seek to ensure an equitable allocation of resources to all parts of the State.  Additional information and funding opportunities are available at the Illinois Opioid Settlements Initiative.

The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) will be transparent and accountable for using the opioid settlement funds by annually publishing a report of settlement funds received and distributed. The report will be accessible through the IDHS/SUPR IORAB website.

Board/Commission/Task Force Requirements

Training Requirements

Please visit the link to view the training requirements for this Board/Commission/Committee/Task Force.

Reporting Requirements

The purpose of the Opioid Remediation Advisory Board is to inform the ongoing implementation of the State Overdose Action Plan (SOAP) (pdf) and recommendations on the use of Fund proceeds. The SOAP's goal is to reduce overdose deaths in Illinois.


The Board will meet on a quarterly basis. 2024 Meetings will be held January 18th, April 18th, July 18th, and October 17th.

If for any reason the link to the meeting is not working, you can:

  1. Go to Zoom and enter the meeting ID manually
  2. Phone in and enter the meeting ID when prompted

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas (With links to join) Minutes and Recording
Agenda 10-17-24 (Pending) Pending
Agenda 07-18-24 (Pending) Pending
Agenda 04-18-24 Pending
Agenda 01-18-24

January 18 Minutes

January 18 Recording

Agenda 10-05-23

October 05 Minutes

October 05 Recording

Agenda 7-13-23

July 13 Minutes

July 13 Recording

Agenda 4-19-23

April 19 Minutes

April 19 Recording

Agenda 1-10-23 Minutes 1-10-23
Agenda 9-30-22 (pdf) Minutes 9-30-22
* For copies of handouts, contact   
**Minutes are approved at the following meeting

The IORAB has three working groups:

Workforce Development & Infrastructure- Meets the 2nd Monday of every other month 2024: January 8, March 11, May 13, July 8, September 9, November TBD

Access & Equity- Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every other month for 2024: January 9, March 12, May 14, July 9, September 10, November 12

Medical & Research- Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every other month 2024: January 16, March 19, May 21, July 16, September 17, November 19

  • DHS Administrative Support

State Opioid Settlement Administrator:

Structure & Membership

NAME (First, Last) Affiliation Position
Chief David T. Jones Office of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Chair
Jud DeLoss Illinois Association for Behavioral Health Member
Dr. Bernice Gordon-Young SMART Recovery Intervention Program Member
Christopher Hoff DuPage County Health Department Member
Dr. Adrienne Adams Rosecrance Member
Eddy Borrayo Rincon Member
Kevin Zeigler Thresholds Member
Blanca Campos Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of IL Member
Joel K. Johnson Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) Member
Laura Lechowicz Office of the Cook County President Member
Chelsea  Laliberte Barnes Live4Lali Member
Dr. Kathy Yoder McLean County Member
Donna Nahlik Chestnut Health Systems Member
Angie Hampton Egyptian Public Health Member
Jeffrey Carl Ewing Monmouth-Roseville CUSD #238 Member
Ryan Brauns Rockford Consulting & Brokerage Member
Matt Richards Chicago Department of Public Health Member


The Governor's Opioid Prevention and Recovery Steering Committee oversees Illinois Opioid Remediation Advisory Board (IORAB) and the Illinois Opioid Crisis Response Council. The IORAB has two working groups: access and equity, medical and research. The State Overdose Action Plan (SOAP) can inform overarching strategy.