Pritzker makes extra appointments, none are Arab American

Gov. Pritzker Declares Ten Appointments to Boards and Commissions and Senior Govt Positions. Constructing on a robust staff of various consultants of their fields, Governor JB Pritzker introduced the next appointments in his administration

The next are appoints to the State’s Boards and Commissions made this week (July 11, 2022) by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. None are Arab.


Megha Lakhchaura will function the Electrical Car Coordinator on the Illinois Environmental Safety Company.* Lakhchaura, previous to becoming a member of the Company, labored for EVBox, Inc. because the Director and Head of Coverage, North America from 2018 to 2022. She beforehand served as Coverage Director for Sunrun, Inc., a rooftop photo voltaic and battery storage supplier, and as a Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst for the California Public Utilities Fee aiding in reliability and renewable era applications. Megha obtained a Bachelor of Science in Arithmetic from Isabella Thoburn Faculty, a Grasp in Enterprise Administration from the Symbiosis Heart for Administration and Human Assets Growth, and Grasp in Public Coverage from UCLA.


Alyssa Williams-Schafer will function the Assistant Director of the Illinois Division of Corrections.* Williams-Schafer has served because the Chief of Packages and Assist Providers on the Illinois Division of Corrections since 2019. She began with the Illinois Division of Corrections in 2001 and has additionally served as Assistant to the Chief of Packages, Coordinator for Intercourse Offender Providers, and as a Warden managing a maximum-security grownup feminine correctional facility. Alyssa is a member of the Affiliation for Girls Executives in Corrections and the American Correctional Affiliation. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bradley College and a Grasp of Psychology from Chapman College.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker


Tim Touhy will function a Member of the Illinois State Police Benefit Board.* Touhy at present serves because the Communications Director for Mates of the Chicago River overseeing all public relations actions. He labored as an impartial public relations advisor for over a decade and has senior communications positions at Hawthorne Technique Group, Navistar Worldwide Company, Hill & Knowlton Methods, and the Prepare dinner County State’s Lawyer’s Workplace. He serves as a member the Torture Inquiry and Aid Fee and is a volunteer at Kolbe Home. Touhy obtained a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Loyola College Chicago.


Erica Zunkel will function a Member of the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Aid Fee.* Zunkel has served as a Medical Professor of Regulation on the College of Chicago instructing federal prison legislation, circumstances litigation, and supervising college students since 2012. Beforehand she labored as a Trial Lawyer for the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. and as a Judicial Regulation Clerk within the Chambers of US District Choose Martha Vazquez. Erica is a member of each the Illinois and Nationwide Affiliation of Felony Protection Legal professionals. Zunkel obtained a Bachelor of Arts diploma from Cornell College and a Juris Doctorate from College California-Berkley Faculty of Regulation.


Brandon Ragle will function the Assistant Secretary of the Illinois Division of Innovation and Expertise.* Ragle has served as Chief of Enterprise Functions at Illinois Division of Innovation and Expertise since 2019. Previous to that he was Deputy Chief of Enterprise Functions and has additionally labored for the Illinois Division of Insurance coverage for 14 years an Software Supervisor and Software program Developer. Ragle obtained a bachelor’s diploma in Organizational Management from Greenville Faculty and Grasp of Enterprise Administration from Benedictine College.


Donald Dew will proceed to function a Member of the Guardianship and Advocacy Fee.* Dew has served as Govt Director of Habilitative Techniques, Inc., since 1990 and has labored there since 1984. He’s additionally at present Adjunct College – Strategic Planning at Lewis College. Dew has served on the Fee since 2020. He additionally serves as Chair of the Chicago HIV Prevention Adolescent Psychological Well being Undertaking and has been a member of the Fee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Services Board of Administrators, Lewis College Board of Trustees, UIC Division of Well being and Incapacity Advisory Board, Behavioral Well being Consortium of Illinois, the African American Household Fee, and quite a few different organizations. Dew obtained a Bachelor of Social Work from Lewis College and a Grasp of Social Work from the Jane Addams Faculty of Social Work on the College of Illinois at Chicago.


Ann McIntyre will function the Inspector Normal of the Illinois Division of Kids and Household Providers.* McIntyre has served within the Workplace of the Inspector Normal at DCFS for 27 years, most lately because the Chief Authorized Counsel. From 2001-2019 managed investigations and analyzed insurance policies and procedures as Public Service Administrator. Ann is a member of the Illinois State Bar Affiliation, the Affiliation of Inspectors Normal, and has served on the DCFS Battle of Curiosity Committee and the St. Giles Faculty Board. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in American Research from the College of Notre Dame and went to acquire a Juris Doctorate cum laude and Grasp of Arts in Social work from Loyola College Chicago.


Vickii Coffey, Ph.D. will function a Member of the Illinois Felony Justice Info Authority.* Coffey has served as an Assistant Professor at Governors State College within the Social Work Division since 2013. Beforehand she was an Teacher and Graduate Educating Assistant and the College of Illinois at Chicago within the Division of Criminology, Regulation & Justice. Coffey has labored because the Govt Director of Chicago Metropolitan Battered Girls’s Community and at Goodwill Industries of Metropolitan Chicago. She has served on quite a few boards at Governors State College and inside the Chicago neighborhood and is a member of the Tutorial Consortium on Felony Justice Well being. Coffey earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science, a Grasp of Social Work Administration, and a Ph.D. in Criminology, Regulation and Justice from the College of Illinois at Chicago.


Chris Pappan will function a Member of the Illinois State Museum Board.* Pappan is an Osage, Kaw, Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux artist. His artwork relies on the Plains Native artwork custom often known as Ledger Artwork and is a nationally acknowledged painter and artist. Chris’ work is included in collections at quite a few establishments together with the Subject Museum of Pure Historical past; The Newberry Library, the Nationwide Museum of the American Indian; The North American Native Museum (Geneva, Switzerland); and Missoula Artwork Museum, amongst others. He lately had a two-year exhibition in Drawing on Custom on the Subject Museum and was beforehand the Director of Operations at Atlas Galleries from 2000-2018. Pappan obtained a level in High quality Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Sante Fe, New Mexico.


Ameya Pawar will function a Member of the Illinois Finance Authority.* Pawar is a Senior Advisor and Chicago Director for the First Midwest Group, a Senior Advisor with the Academy Group, and a Particular Advisor and Lecturer and College of Chicago Inclusive Economic system Lab and Crown Faculty. He lately spent three years engaged on public finance points as a Management in Authorities Fellow with Open Society Foundations and is a Senior Fellow with Financial Safety Undertaking. Ameya served two phrases as an Alderman for the Metropolis of Chicago from 2011-2019. Pawar obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Faith and Philosophy from Missouri Valley Faculty, a Grasp in Public Administration from Illinois Institute of Expertise, and a Grasp in Menace and Response Administration and a Grasp in Social Service Administration from the College of Chicago.

* Appointments pending affirmation by the Illinois Senate.

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