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Gov. Pritzker Announces Appointments to Safety and Quality Care Boards, Public Administrator and Public Guardian Offices

Press Release - Monday, October 21, 2019

Building on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker announced the following appointments in his administration:


Joseph Redshaw will continue to serve on the Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety Board.* Redshaw has owned and managed his own insurance agency, Redshaw Insurance Agency, since 1996. He has served as Director of the Board for the Schuyler County Fair and Carnival Chairperson for over 20 years. Redshaw earned his undergraduate degree from Eastern Illinois University in Political Science.


Greg Barry will serve as Public Administrator and Public Guardian of McHenry County.* Barry is an attorney with Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle in Crystal Lake, specializing in estate planning and administration, guardianships, elder law and real estate. He serves on the Board of Senior Services Associates, the McHenry County Task Force on Aging, and volunteers with other McHenry County nonprofits. Barry earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and Juris Doctor from the University of Texas Law School.
Michelle Coady-Carter will serve as Public Administrator and Public Guardian of Christian County.* Coady-Carter has owned her current practice for 17 years and specializes in estate planning, guardianship, adoption, juvenile and family law. She also serves as a court-appointed mediator and guardian ad litem. In addition to her admission to practice in state court, Coady-Carter is also authorized to practice in federal jurisdictions including the Illinois Northern, Central and Southern District Courts. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Colombia School of Law.
Chad Long will serve as Public Administrator and Public Guardian of Knox and Warren Counties.*
Long is a founding member of Statham & Long, LLC, a general practice law firm in Galesburg. In addition, he currently serves as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the City of Galesburg. Previously, Long worked as an Associate Attorney for Robertson, Wilcox and Statham. He is currently a member of the National Guardianship Association, Knox County Bar Association and the Carl Sandburg College Foundation Board of Directors. Long is a former President of the Knox County YMCA Board of Directors and the Discovery Depot Children's Museum. While attending college, Long worked as a Research Assistant, Web Designer and Database Administrator for the University of Iowa's Office of the Registrar, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Juris Doctor.
Kevin McDermott will continue to serve as Public Administrator and Public Guardian of Sangamon County.* McDermott has been a self-employed attorney for 29 years, specializing in estate administration, guardianship, wills, trusts and small business transactions. He has served as Sangamon County Public Administrator and Public Guardian for 13 years. Previously, he worked as an Associate Attorney with Hart and Southworth as well as Acting Director of West Central Illinois Health Systems Agency. McDermott is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the McDrew Charity Tennis and Jazz Festival which raises money for central Illinois charities. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, his Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota and his Juris Doctor from St. Louis University.


Brian Dunn will serve as Chair of the Quality Care Board.* Dunn currently serves as First Deputy and General Counsel for the City of Chicago Office of the Inspector General. Previously, he served as General Counsel for the Illinois Department of Human Services, General Counsel for Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Associate General Counsel in the Office of Governor Pat Quinn. In addition, Dunn worked as a Litigation Associate for Mayer Brown LLP and as a Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge James Moran. Dunn earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law.
Angela Hearts-Glass will serve on the Quality Care Board.* Hearts-Glass currently serves as Director of Quality Management for the Civilian Office of Police Accountability in Chicago. Previously, Hearts-Glass worked as Director of Security for City Colleges of Chicago Malcolm X College. In her time with the City of Evanston Police Department, she served as an undercover officer, detective, sergeant and commander. She has earned Letters of Recognition from the Evanston, Lincolnwood and Skokie Police Departments. Hearts-Glass is a member International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Roosevelt University in Psychology, Master of Public Administration, and attended Northwestern University Center for Public Safety's School of Police Staff and Command.
Megan Norlin will serve on the Quality Care Board.* Norlin currently serves as a Project Assistant for the Illinois Network of Center for Independent Living. She previously worked for the Illinois Self-Advocacy Alliance for seven years. In 2018, Norlin graduated from Illinois Partners in Policymaking, which is an intensive eight-month leadership program aimed at educating people and parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities about the policies and procedures that so closely affect their lives. She currently serves as a Faculty Advisor for PIP in addition to working at INCIL. Norlin obtained her undergraduate degree in English and Theatre from Truman State University.
Shirley Perez will serve on the Quality Care Board.* Perez is the Executive Director of the Family Support Network and Program Director of the Ligas Family Advocate Program, both programs of the Arc of Illinois. Perez has spent more than 35 plus years advocating and working with individuals with disabilities and their families. Her work experience includes eight years at CSO, an Independent Service Coordination Agency, where she advocated for and assisted families in navigating the state system to obtain services. In conjunction with the City of Chicago, Federal Home Loan Bank and Illinois Housing Development Authority, Perez implemented a home-buying program for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. She has worked as a Special Project Advocate with the Illinois Life Span Project, where she met with families and guardians to explain the transition process and listen to their concerns as their family members transitioned into the community from State Operated Developmental Centers. Perez spent over 28 years on the Board of Directors of Envision Unlimited, where she served as vice president and chairperson of the program committee. She currently serves on several volunteer committees including The Quality Committee of the Department of Human Services. She is a business graduate of Metropolitan Business College and Kaplan University
* Appointments pending confirmation by the Illinois Senate.

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