Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of 21 members and is generally comprised of attorneys and eligible clients. Standing committees are:

  • Audit
  • Client Grievance
  • Development
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Governance

The Board protects the public interest by making sure PSLS is operating in a manner consistent with its mission, and adopts or revises policies as needed.

The Board advises management and sees that PSLS keeps expenditures within budgets and conforms with grant requirements. The Board selects the Executive Director and monitors his or her performance.

Board members engage in public and community relations, fundraising, and provide expertise on specific topics.

Board Member

Office Represented

Title and Organization

Bar Association Appointed By (if appropriate)

Wendy Hinton Vaughn
Rockford Attorney –
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Winnebago County Bar Association
John Cheek
at large Attorney –
Caterpillar, Inc.
Steven J. Greeley, Jr.
McHenry Attorney –
Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C.
McHenry County
Bar Association
Elizabeth Berrones St. Charles Attorney –
The Gill Law Group
Kane County
Bar Association
C. Garrett Bonsell Rock Island Attorney –
Deere & Company
Rock Island County
Bar Association
Tierney Burdett Peoria Community Representative
David B. Collins Peoria Attorney –
Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo Law Firm
Peoria County
Bar Association
Kimberly A. Fladhammer Joliet Attorney –
Bailey & Glasser, LLP
Will County
Bar Association
Arthur J. Haynes Bloomington Community Representative
John K. Kim Bloomington Attorney –
State Farm
McLean County
Bar Association
Julia A. Lansford Peoria Community Representative
Lynda Lundquist Rockford Community Representative
Dorothy M. Mintz Wheaton Attorney DuPage County
Bar Association
Jenna Sierra Redington Galesburg Community Representative
Yashekia T. Simpkins Rockford Attorney –
Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP
Winnebago County Bar Association
Mark R. Steffen Kankakee Attorney –
Mark Steffen Law Office
Kankakee County
Bar Association
Corinne Stevenson Kankakee Community Representative
Sabrina Stroops Galesburg Attorney –
Knox County State’s Attorney’s Office
Knox County
Bar Association
Chasmine Thornton Bloomington Community Representative
Maria Joan Emeritus Member
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