Illinois

Midwest Region

Chapters

The people of Illinois deserve more sensible drug policies. Learn more about how you can make
that happen by becoming an SSDP Ambassador or starting up a chapter on your campus.

Chapter Leader

Thomas Nealon

Established Date

 

Chapter Type

High School

Location

Peoria, IL

Chapter Leader

Amy Hildebrand

Established Date

Chapter Type

High School

Location

Chicago, IL

Chapter Leader

Jeanne Barr

Established Date

2009

Chapter Type

High School

Location

Chicago, IL

Chapter Leader

Spencer LaBuda

Established Date

Chapter Type

Undergrad

Location

Normal, IL

Chapter Leader

Candace Towery

Established Date

2012

Chapter Type

Undergrad

Location

Bloomington, IL

Chapter Leader

Ari Wujkowski

Established Date

October 2015

Chapter Type

Undergrad

Location

Chicago, IL

Chapter Leader

Payne Charlesworth

Established Date

Chapter Type

Undergrad

Location

Chicago, IL

Chapter Leader

Anna DiStefano and Sofia Rivera

Established Date

2012

Chapter Type

Undergrad

Location

Evanston, IL

Chapter Leader

Kathlynn Thomasson

Established Date

2005

Chapter Type

Undergrad

Location

Chicago, IL

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Chapter Leader

Nicole Tabor

Established Date

Chapter Type

Undergrad

Location

Carbondale, IL

Chapter Leader

Alex Bahls

Established Date

August 2015

Chapter Type

Undergrad

Location

Chicago, IL

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Chapter Leader

Matt Taki

Established Date

Chapter Type

Undergrad

Location

Champaign, IL

Tyler Williams ’11

Midwest Outreach Coordinator

Tyler Williams (’11) is the Outreach Coordinator for the HeartlandMidwest, and Mountain regions, where he is responsible for advising and developing chapters, and chapter leaders. Tyler started his involvement with SSDP as a freshman at the University of Connecticut, and stayed heavily involved throughout his college career, serving first as the group’s CFO and subsequently as the President of the chapter. During his time, Tyler lobbied to help enact Connecticut’s medical marijuana program, lobbied against drug free school zones and mandatory minimums, and successfully ran a campaign that pushed the University of Connecticut Undergraduate Student Government to pass a statement of position in support of taxing and regulating marijuana in the state. Tyler also has a great deal of experience utilizing campus media. In his sophomore year, he served as editor-in-chief for The UConn Free Press, and worked at the campus radio station, 91.7FM WHUS all four years as both a music DJ and producer of UConn SSDP Radio, a weekly public affairs show dedicated to drug policy and student activism.

Contact Tyler