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James Ferg-Cadima

Illinois Human Rights Commission
Chair
He/him/his
2018
Fellow

James A. Ferg-Cadima has built a public service career on shaping and enforcing civil rights protections at the federal, state, and local levels. In July 2019, Governor JB Pritzker appointed Ferg-Cadima as Chair of the Illinois Human Rights Commission (Commission), which adjudicates claims of unlawful discrimination under the Illinois Human Rights Act. His appointment is awaiting confirmation before the Illinois Senate.

Interests
Legal, Public Policy, Program Development
Expertise