Illinois Part C Early Intervention Taskforce

Official Early Intervention Taskforce Report
Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Bureau of Early Intervention


97th General Assembly
House Joint Resolution 50

Appointed Members


Janet D. Gully
Chief, Bureau of Early Intervention
Illinois Department of Human Services

State Agencies

Alan Dietrich
Division of Mental Health
Illinois Department of Human Services

Myrtis Sullivan, M.D.

Division of Community Health & Prevention
Illinois Department of Human Services

Pamela Reising Rechner
Illinois State Board of Education

Andria Goss
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services

Deborah Saunders
Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services

Advocacy Organizations

Lora McCurdy
Illinois Assoc. of Rehabilitation Facilities

Dawn Melchiorre
Voices for Illinois Children

Karen Yarbrough
Ounce of Prevention Fund

Amy Zimmerman
Chicago Medical Legal Partnership
Health & Disability Advocates

Professional Organizations

Vince Allocco, Ph.D.
El Valor, Inc.

Jolynne Andal
Erikson Institute

Colleen Flannery
Illinois Physical Therapy Assoc.

Tomacine Henek, Ph.D.

Cynthia L. Keillor
Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc.

Marian Kim, M.D.
University of Chicago Hospitals

Carl M. LaMell, President
Clearbrook Center

Lisa Lampman
Illinois Developmental Therapy Assoc.

Kathleen Schrock
Easter Seals DuPage and Fox Valley

Karin Vander Ploeg Booth, M.D.
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrician
Illinois Chapter - American Academy of Pediatrics

Elizabeth Wittbrodt
Illinois Occupational Therapy Assoc.

Tweety Yates
University of Illinois

Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention Representatives

Therese Wehman, Ph.D.
Personnel Representative

Dorelia Rivera
Parent Representative

Child and Family Connections (CFC) Managers/Staff

Jennifer Barrett-Zitkus, M.Ed.
CFC Developmental Pediatric Consultant
Lutheran General Children's Hospital

Jenese Birk-Huebner
Special Children, Inc., CFC 21

Bill Ferguson
Regional Office of Education #13, CFC 22

Lynn Liston
CFC Social Emotional Consultant

Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health
Family Living Center

Lori Orr
PACT, Inc., CFC 5

Letica Overholt
Lake County Health Department, CFC 2

Early Intervention Training/Consultation

Ted Burke
Illinois Early Intervention Training
UCP of Great Chicago

Early Intervention Parents

Elaine Duensing

Carol Muhammad

University of Illinois Division of Specialized Care for Children

Gerri Clark