Mortality Review Board


The purpose of the Mortality Review Team is to establish within the Department of Human Services a low-cost, volunteer-based mortality review process conducted by an independent team of experts from the academic, private, and public sectors to examine all deaths at facilities and community agencies that will enhance the health and safety of the individuals served by Illinois' developmental disability and mental health service delivery systems.

Activating Statute: (405 ILCS 82/) Developmental Disability and Mental Health Safety Act

Board Requirements

Training Requirements

Please visit the link above to view the training requirements for this Board.



Member Name Organization/Affiliation Term Expiration
Dennis Beedle, MD Bureau of Clinical Services Illinois DDD July 1, 2023
Anne Fitz, RN Department of Human Services/Division of Developmental Disabilities July 1, 2023
Chris Helfrich, RN DD Homes Network July 1, 2023
Randy Malan, RPh Retired, OCAPS July 1, 2023
Stacey Aschemann Equip for Equality July 1, 2023
Rueben Heyman-Kantor, MD Northwestern University College of Medicine Fellow April 25, 2025
Nicole Lintini, MD Northwestern University College of Medicine Fellow April 25, 2025
Joyce Miller, MD Cook County Health August 26, 2024
Mary Keen, MD Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital affiliated with Northwestern August 26, 2024
Scott Gershan, MD Northwestern University College of Medicine April 23, 2025

DHS Administrative Support

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