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Title Department of Corrections Advisory Board 
Contact Name Joni Stahlman 
Contact Title Policy Analyst, Illinois Department of Corrections 
Contact Email  
Function The Board advises Department of Corrections director on policy matters and programs for adults confined in state correctional institutions, and for the care and supervision of those released on parole. 
Term 6 years 
Senate Confirmation No 
Compensation Reimbursed for expenses 
Qualifications Members must have an interest in and knowledge of adult correctional work. No state officials.  
Composition 13 members
- 11 appointed by the Governor (1 at least age 60)
- Director, Department of Corrections, ex-officio
- Assistant Director, Adult Division, Department of Corrections, ex-officio  
Chair Selected by the board  
Authority 730 ILCS 5/3-2-6 

Member Names

Name (Last, First) Ascending Term Expires Member Since Appointed By Position County Title
Acree, Ira  01/15/2019  06/03/2013  Governor  Member  Cook   
Baldwin, John      Statute  Ex-Officio  None  Director, Dept. of Corrections 
Berry, Wilder Kendric   01/16/2017  09/29/2009  Governor  Member  Cook   
Kunard, Laura  01/15/2013  11/30/2011  Governor  Member  Macon   
Lape, Keith  01/16/2017  12/01/2002  Governor  Vice Chair  Morgan   
Lee, Edna   01/15/2019  03/26/2013  Governor  Member  Cook   
Olson, David  01/15/2013  09/29/2009  Governor  Member  Cook   
Quezada-Gomez, Carlos  01/15/2019  01/24/2014  Governor  Member  Cook   
Taylor,Gladyse      Statute  Ex-Officio  None  Assistant Director, Dept. of Corrections 
Vacant      Governor  Member  None   
Watson, H. Richard  01/15/2019  01/24/2014  Governor  Member  St. Clair   
Whittington, Philip  01/20/2015  01/24/2014  Governor  Member  Kane   
Young, Donald  01/20/2015  09/29/2009  Governor  Member  Jackson   

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