June 17, 2022 DDD Communication

Good Morning,

Please join me in welcoming Interim Director Sarah Myerscough-Mueller to her new role!

Director Myerscough-Mueller has served as the Chief of Staff for the Division of Developmental Disabilities since May 2021. Prior to this position she was a Senior Policy Advisor in the IDHS Office of the Secretary where she served as a policy liaison with the Governor's Office as well as worked on a number of projects including working closely with the Division, Parties, and Court Monitor on the Ligas Consent Decree. Prior to returning to IDHS in 2019, Sarah worked for an I/DD Association and held various roles in Illinois State government including with the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, IDHS, and Governor Pat Quinn's Office of Legislative Affairs. Sarah earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in French from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. Sarah is a Springfield native who now lives in the Chicagoland area with her husband, 2 daughters, and bulldog.

Director Myerscough-Mueller will assume the position today. I have no doubt that Director Myerscough-Mueller's leadership and the amazing DDD team will continue to move the Illinois system forward.

For the next several weeks I will serve in a support role to the Division and Director Myerscough-Mueller before I move with my family to Portland, Oregon where I've accepted a position as the CEO of Albertina Kerr. While I am beyond excited for this new opportunity out west, I will miss IDHS, DDD, our team and all of the amazing individuals, family members, providers and stakeholders that I've worked in partnership with since 2019. It has been an honor to serve you.

Until we meet again!


Allison Stark