Illinois Opioid Remediation Advisory Board


The Board meets on a quarterly basis. During 2024, meetings had been held January 18th and April 18th. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for July 18th and October 17th.

Next meeting: July 18th

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State Opioid Settlement Administrator

Upcoming meetings

Month IORAB Workforce Development & Infrastructure Access & Equity Medical & Research
July, 2024 07.18 Quarter meeting 07.08 Meeting 07.09 Meeting 07.16 Meeting
August, 2024
September, 2024 09.09 Meeting 09.10 Meeting 09.17 Meeting
October, 2024 10.17 Quarter meeting
November, 2024 November meeting (TBD) 11.12 Meeting 11.19 Meeting
December, 2024

About the IORAB

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.

Working Groups

The IORAB has three working groups:

Workforce Development & Infrastructure - Meets the 2nd Monday of every other month. For 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. For 2024: January 16, March 19, May 21, July 16, September 17, November 19


Additional information and funding opportunities are available at the Illinois Opioid Settlements Initiative.

Previous meetings

Meeting agenda (with link to join) Meeting minutes Meeting recording
04.18.2024 Agenda 04.18.2024 Recording
01.18.2024 Agenda 01.18.2024 Minutes 01.18.2024 Recording
10.05.2023 Agenda 10.05.2023 Minutes 10.05.2023 Recording
07.13.2023 Agenda 07.13.2023 Minutes 07.13.2023 Recording
04.19.2023 Agenda 04.19.2023 Minutes 04.19.2023 Recording
01.10.2023 Agenda 01.10.2023 Minutes
09.30.2022 Agenda pdf 09.30.2022 Minutes

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**Minutes are approved at the following meeting
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