The DSAC has chosen two highly qualified co-chairs, Ann Ford and Art Dykstra, to lead committee's work. Ann is the executive director of Illinois Centers for Independent Living and Art is President of Trinity Services.

Stakeholder members of the committee include:

  • People who have a physical disability, a developmental disability, or a mental illness or are senior citizens.
  • Advocates
  • Service providers
  • Representatives of organized labor.

The Committee is also represented by State Officials from the following areas:

The DHS Secretary's Designee for the DSAC is Grace B. Hou, Assistant Secretary for Programs.

DSAC Members and State Agency Representatives

Member Company/State Agency
Marian Alcala People First of Illinois
Edward Bannister  
Kathy Baumann Family Counseling Center
Michael Bibo Illinois Health Care Association
Gerard Broeker Statewide Independent Living Council
Rita Burke IL League of Advocates for DD
John Cameron AFSCME
Rosemary Connelly Misericordia Heart of Mercy
Charlotte Cronin Family Support Network
Art Dykstra Trinity Services
Ann Ford INCIL
Willie Gunther Assistive Technology Program
James Hogan Cornerstone Services
Flora Johnson SEIU Local 880
Renee Lumpkin Community Service Options, Inc.
Kristin MacRae Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens
Phil Milsk Law Offices of Philip C. Milsk
Gloria Morales Curtin El Valor Services
Don Moss UCPI
Tony Paulauski The Arc of Illinois
Lena Raimonda PSR P.E.A.C.E. Group
Sheila Romano IL Planning Council on DD
Brian Rubin Brian Rubin and Associates
Lucy Sajdak Growing Place Empowerment Organization
Janet Stover Futures in Rehabilitation Management
Terry Sullivan Illinois Council on Long Term Care
Susan Hughes University of Illinois at Chicago
Donna Ginther AARP
Barbara McGoldrick Parent of person with mental illness
Joy Paeth Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois
Barbara Wesolek ADAPT
Carlos Charneco Illinois Department of Employment Security
John Eckert Illinois Department on Aging
Theresa Wyatt Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Grace Hou Illinois Department of Human Services
Christopher Koch Illinois State Board of Education
Bill Pluta Illinois Housing Development Authority