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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

Institutional Complaint Hotline: (217) 557-7359
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Staff Members

Name Job Title Phone Number
Ginger Ostro Executive Director 872/310-3780
Dave Kelm General Counsel 217/866-1428
Rachel Bolinger HR Director 217/318-0379
Melissa Bealon Board Secretary/Executive Assistant 217/866-1436
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Academic Affairs
Name Job Title Phone Number
Donna Logan Support Staff 217/689-0017
Tyler Baskett Support Staff 217/866-1427
Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity
Christi Chadwick Early Childhood Consortium Project Director 872/895-7517
Jennifer Hernandez Early Childhood Consortium Assistant Director 872/895-7726
Yinna Zhang Early Childhood Consortium Assistant Project Director 708/943-7348
Public and Private Institutions
Nkechi Onwuameze Interim Director, Academic Affairs 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
Blase Romence Program Coordinator 217/866-1438
Michelle Shaver Program Coordinator 217/866-1437
Talent and Workforce Development
Glenda Gallisath Senior Associate Director, Talent and Workforce Development 708/831-0467
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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
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
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Research, Analytics & Reporting
Name Job Title Phone Number
David Smalley Interim Director, Research,
Analytics & Reporting
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
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Information Technology & Systems
Name Job Title Phone Number
John Frazier Interim Director,
Information Technology & Systems
David Antonacci Associate Director 217/866-1456
Harry Weaver Enterprise Systems Manager 217/866-1459
Angel R Medina Web Specialist II 217/866-1460
Bonnie Gaul Information Technology
Technical Associate
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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 Assistant Director of Policy Research 217/689-2544
Melissa Van Policy Research Associate 217/689-5735
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