MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
OF THE OFFICE OF THE STATE APPELLATE DEFENDER
September 24, 2010
Office of the State Appellate Defender
203 North LaSalle, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL
The following matters were covered at the September 24,2010 meeting of the Board
of Commissioners of the Office of the State Appellate Defender.
Present - Board Members: Thomas Breen, David Reid Clark, Honorable Michael
P. Toomin, Honorable A.C. Cunnningham, Jr. and Thomas Sullivan, Jr. Present via
teleconference: Honorable Charles Hartman, Honorable Dennis Middendorff, and
Honorable Scott D. Drazewski. Absent: Honorable David Donnersberger
Present: Agency Staff: Michael J. Pelletier, State Appellate Defender; Patricia
Unsinn, Deputy State Appellate Defender; Tonya Janecek, Chief Fiscal Officer and Human
Resource Director; and Sue Ryan, Senior Administrative Assistant. Present via
teleconference: David P. Bergschneider, Deputy State Appellate Defender.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tom Breen. Thomas Sullivan moved
to approve the minutes of the February 5, 2010 Board meeting, and Judge Hartman
seconded the motion. The minutes were approved unanimously.
Chairman Thomas Breen welcomed two new commissioners to the Board. Justice
Michael P. Toomin is the representative of the First District Appellate Court and succeeds
Justice Thomas Rakowski and Judge Abishi Cunningham, Jr. is the representative of the
Ilinois Public Defender Association and succeeds Edwin Burnette
A. Report for Fiscal Year 2010
Michael Pelletier reported on the activities of the Agency for Fiscal Year 2010:
. Personnel changes in FY2010 included the appointment of Patricia Unsinn, former
First District Deputy Defender, as successor to Deputy State Appellate Defender
Daniel D. Yuhas who retired in February 2010. Ms Unsinn's appointment was
effective June 1, 2010.
. Alan Goldberg, First District Assistant Deputy Defender, was appointed to succeed
Patricia Un sinn as the Deputy Defender in the First District office effective June 1,