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Mr. Michael Clark, Chairman

of Joliet, was appointed to the Merit Board by Governor JB Pritzker in November of 2021, with a term ending March 2025.  Clark has served as an Account Executive with the Travelers Insurance Company in Naperville for over fifteen years, managing a multi-million dollar portfolio within the agency.  Clark is a devoted member of his community, serving as the President of the NAACP's Joliet Branch, a role in which he has substantially increased membership and organizational programing within the community.  He also serves as Chairman of the African American Business Association.  Clark received his Bachelor of Science from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2003, and Master of Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management at Devry University in 2015.

 

Mr. James V. Riley, Secretary

of Chicago, Illinois was appointed to the Merit Board by Governor Pat Quinn in April 2010 with a current term ending March of 2024. Mr. Riley is the President of Riley & Friends. He is also the chairman of 100 Club of Chicago, sits on the Board for Regents of Loyola University, chairman of Lake Geneva County club, sits on the Board of Directors for Ceasefire and Board Director for the Irish Fellowship Club. He is a member of the Saddle and Cycle Club of Chicago and the Chicago Yacht Club. He formerly was the Chairman of Navy Pier and he was on the Board of Directors for MPEA.

 

Dr. Raymond C. Garcia, Board Member 

of Roscoe, Illinois was appointed to the Merit Board by Governor JB Pritzker in March of 2022 with a term ending in March 2026.  Dr. Raymond Garcia oversees clinical treatment and care at the Rosecreance Harrison Adult Campus.  He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology, licensed in Illinois, a member of Illinois Psychiatric Society and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  Dr. Garcia is also a board-certified Addictionologist by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, ABAM.  Dr. Garcia is on faculty at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, where he has recieved the Golden Applie, Mentor of the Year, and Distinguished Teaching Awards.  He joined Rosecrance in 2009.  

 

Mr. Tim Touhy, Board Member

of Oak Lawn, Illinois was appointed to the Merit Board by Governor JB Pritzker in July of 2022 with a term ending in March 2026. Touhy is a longtime public relations and public affairs consultant with keen insight into criminal law and civil litigation. He has served as a spokesperson for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, working closely with former Cook County State's Attorneys Cecil A. Partee, Jack O'Malley and Richard A. Devine as well as their top prosecutors. Tim also served as an assistant press secretary to former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar. He has spearheaded local, regional and national public relations campaigns as a vice president at the public relations firm of Hill & Knowlton in its Chicago and Washington offices.  Touhy also served in a senior communications position at Navistar International Corporation. He is also a member the Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission. Touhy currently serves as the communications director for Friends of the Chicago River.

 


BOARD STAFF

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Emily E. Fox
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Emily E. Fox
FISCAL OFFICER/PERSONNEL, Emily E. Fox
CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL, Daniel R. Dykstra
INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYST, Eric Garvue