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 proceeds allocated in 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), 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.

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 Opioid Action Plan (SOAP) (pdf) and recommendations on the use of Fund proceeds. The SOAP forms the strategic framework for addressing the opioid epidemic in Illinois, setting a statewide goal of reducing opioid-related deaths by one-third in three years and formulating a set of evidence-based strategies to achieve this goal.

Meetings & Agendas

The Board will meet on a quarterly basis:

Agenda IORAB Meeting 9-30-22 (pdf)

The Board has two working groups: Access and Equity, and Medical and Research

Medical & Research:

DHS Administrative Support

Ethics Officer Contact Information:   

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
Karen Ayala 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
Dana Rosenweig St. Clair County Mental Health Board Member
Angie Hampton Egyptian Public Health Member
Jeffrey Carl Ewing Monmouth-Roseville CUSD #238 Member
Ryan Brauns Rockford Consulting & Brokerage Member
Dr. Allison Arwady 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.