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Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 North Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377

Phone: (217) 782-2551
Fax: (217) 782-8548
TTY:  (888) 261-2881

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Staff Members

Name Job Title Phone Number
Ginger Ostro Executive Director 872/310-3780
Tracy Rembusch Board Secretary 217/866-1448
Emily Chase Marketing Associate 217/866-1465
Ja’Neane Minor Chief of Staff 872/310-3781
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Academic Affairs
Name Job Title Phone Number
Stephanie Bernoteit Executive Deputy Director 217/866-1425
Charles Bowden Support Staff 217/866-1467
Donna Logan Support Staff 217/689-0017
Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity
Christi Chadwick Early Childhood Consortium Project Director 872/895-7517
Marsha Hawley Associate Director, Consortium Student Supports 708/831-0160
Jennifer Hernandez Early Childhood Consortium Assistant Director 872/895-7726
Allie Horan Policy Research Associate 217/866-1427
Public and Private Institutions
Nkechi Onwuameze Senior Associate Director 217/866-1429
Daniel Abankwa Assistant Director 217/866-1440
Justin Bradley Assistant Director 217/689-5197
Keva Gaston Assistant Director 708/967-6175
Jill Gebke Assistant Director 217/866-1435
Private Business and Vocational Schools
Nina Tangman Director of Private Business and Vocational Schools 217/866-1426
Michelle Shaver Assistant Director 217/866-1437
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Diversity and Outreach
Name Job Title Phone Number
Brook Stewart Assistant Director 217/866-1473
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External Relations
Name Job Title Phone Number
Jose Garcia Senior Associate Director of Strategic Communications 872/895-7727
Emily Chase Marketing Associate 217/866-1465
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Financial Operations
Name Job Title Phone Number
Gloria Gibson Chief Financial Officer 708/831-0072
Sai Kanu Assistant Budget Officer 217/866-1446
Tracy Rembusch Budget Analyst 217/866-1448
Ben McDaniel Fiscal Analyst 217/866-1444
Sirena Covington Assistant Director of Budget and Grants 708/967-3414
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Fiscal Policy and Analysis
Name Job Title Phone Number
Jerry Lazzara Fiscal Analyst 217/866-1443
Matt Murphy Assistant Director of Budget and Grants 217/866-0361
Bonnie Gaul Support Staff 217/689-4953
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Information Management & Research
Name Job Title Phone Number
Eric Lichtenberger Deputy Director 217/866-1449
Maria Cynthia Anderson Illinois Science Policy Scholar 217/366-1477
Research, Analytics, and Data
David Smalley Senior Associate Director for
Research, Analytics, and Data
Corey Hankins Institutional Research Analyst 217/866-1451
Yasamin Khoshpour Assistant Director for Data and Accountability 217/866-1447
Jennifer B. Barnett Associate Director of Workforce Analytics. 217/689-5199
Information Management
David Antonacci Associate Director 217/866-1456
Harry Weaver Enterprise Systems Manager 217/866-1459
Angel R Medina Web Specialist II 217/866-1460
John Frazier Data Warehouse Manager 217/866-1441
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Legislative Affairs
Name Job Title Phone Number
Jaimee Ray Senior Associate Director 217/689-2628
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Policy Division
Name Job Title Phone Number
Ashley Musser Lewis Policy Research Associate 217/689-2544
Melissa Van Learning Renewal Fellow 217/689-5735
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Human Resources
Name Job Title Phone Number
HR Human Resources Assistant Manager 217/782-2551
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