Meet the Team & Advisory Council

Hope Hardin-Borbely

Marketing Manager


Open Position

Program Manager




Governance Structure

The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) is a program of the Learning Technology Center (LTC). The governance arrangement between the Illinois State Board of Education, the Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education #9, and ILTPP/LTC is pursuant to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, 5 ILCS 220/1 et seq., and the Illinois School Code’s Cooperative Educational and Operational Programs provisions, 105 ILCS 5/3-15.14.

Member Committee

Working in conjunction with the ILTPP staff and the Advisory Board, the ILTPP member committee is an essential component of our mission to obtain competitive pricing for all K-12 educational entities in Illinois. Committee participation offers an opportunity to share your expertise, network with other professionals across the state and shape our focus and activities.

Membership is open to representatives from every school district and time commitments are flexible. Committees are limited in size and may not have a position available; however, opportunities to volunteer occur throughout the year, and you are encouraged to apply if interested in volunteering.

Committee leaders, selected from among the membership of the Advisory Board, are charged with fulfilling the committee’s charter and doing so in close coordination with the ILTPP staff, the leadership of other standing committees, and the Advisory Board.

Leadership: Tim McIlvain (Learning Technology Center)

Staff Liaison: ILTPP Program Manager

Members: Chris Kuntzman (Taylorville), Jerry Rudolph (North Boone), R.J. Gravel (Glenbrook), Stan Gorbatkin (Indian Prairie School District 204), Tom Steele (Manteno), John Connolly (Consolidated High School District 230), Michelle Seipel (Peoria Public Schools District 150), Butch Wilson (Christopher 99 School District), Gerry Mattix-Wand (East Alton-Wood River H.S. District 14), Amber Heffner (Illinois Computing Educators)

The ILTPP Member Committee supports ILTPP by providing insight from schools, vendors, and other Illinois organizations regarding educational technology products, services, and purchasing best ­practices. The Committee members are leaders in the educational technology and purchasing/procurement fields, serving as Technology Directors, School Business Officers or Managers, and liaisons to other Illinois organizations.


  • Attend three onsite or virtual meetings per year.
  • Provide guidance on program objectives, including the formal bid process, RFPs vendor selection, product selection, and bid review.
  • Advocate for the ILTPP program among colleagues and/or constituents.
  • Term: 2 Years