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Illinois Arts Council Agency Staff

Staff names are hyperlinked to email addresses.  

For general information or additional guidance, please visit the "Contact Us" page. 

During COVID restrictions, IACA staff is working remotely.  While staff checks their phone messages, it is recommended to contact staff via email for quicker response time.  

Name Title Phone Number
Joshua Davis-Ruperto Executive Director

(312) 814-6758

Encarnacion Teruel Deputy Director (312) 814-4991
Yazoo Hall Chief Fiscal Officer

(312) 814-6772


Pamela Thomas Executive Assistant

(312) 814-6794

Romie Munoz Director of Administration

(312) 814-8250


Teresa Davis Program Director (312) 814-6753
Susan Dickson Program Director

(312) 814-6740

Jerome Grand Program Director (312) 814-6766
George Tarasuk Program Director

(312) 814-3916

Jackie Banks-Mahlum Program Director (312) 814-4990


Sandra Velazquez Accountant Supervisor

(312) 814-4993

Grants Office

Pius Zacharias  Director of Grants Management (312) 814-3300
Shaun Banks Office Specialist (312) 814-3111
Willie Lin Office Specialist (312) 814-6070


Contact Information