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administrative (state of illinois)

IDHS, Director of Psychological Services
Ann Kiley Center for Developmental Disabilities, 
Waukegan, Illinois

(May 7, 2003 to November 30, 2004: I opted for an early retirement from state employment. I have continued as an independent contractor for psychological services, conducting psychological assessments, providing volunteer psychotherapy services, and other professional activities. (For specific information, see Private Practice, page 3 and subsequent sections of CV.)

  • Supervised psychology staff in providing behavior analysis and retraining for developmentally disabled adults in a residential treatment environment, many of whom are also diagnosed with mental illness
  • Performed executive oversight in relevant policy, procedures, and quality assurance
  • Served as Administrative Office on Duty on a rotating basis, 24-hour on-call

IDHS, Chief Psychologist
Zeller Mental Health Center
Peoria, Illinois

(September 1, 2001 to August 31, 2002: ZMHC was closed due to cuts in state budget. I continued in private practice until re-employed by IDHS May 7, 2003.)
  • Supervised psychology staff providing inpatient services for the mentally ill, the developmentally disabled mentally ill, and the dually diagnosed mentally ill substance abuser
  • Developed policy and procedures for quality assurance, reduction of violence and self injury, forensic assessments, behavior programming, and psychological assessment
  • Served as Administrative Officer on Duty on a rotating basis, 24-hour on-call

Psychology Administrator
Illinois Youth Center 
Chicago, Illinois

(March 15, 1999 to September 1, 2001: transferred to IDHS)
  • Developed and implemented mental health and substance abuse treatment policies and procedures
  • Developed RFP's for substance abuse program and sex offender programs, interviewed and evaluated vendors.
  • Served as Duty Administrative Officer (March 1999- January 2000) on a rotating basis, 24-hour on call
  • Provided 24-hour on-call mental health intervention for youth in crisis
  • Served as backup for the IDOC Sexually Violent Persons evaluation unit, assessing offenders before release and testifying in court
  • Monitored and approved computerized IDOC Juvenile Tracking System designations for youth sexual assault prevention program

IDOC: Chief of Mental Health Services
Juvenile Division, Statewide

(August 26, 1996 to March 15, 1999; transferred to IYC Chicago)

  • Evaluated, planned, implemented, and monitored all mental health services including sex offender, and substance abuse treatment programs in seven IDOC juvenile division facilities as well as parole services
  • Planned and conducted training in crisis response, procedures for the use of enforced medication, sexual assault prevention, and suicide prevention
  • Planned and implemented Illinois Juvenile Tracking System improvements for medical and mental health services

Adult Division-concurrent with work within the Juvenile Division

  • Participated on the Illinois steering committee for the implementation of the Sexually Violent Persons Civil Commitment Act (The committee was comprised of representatives from the IDOC, IDHS, Governorís office, 
    Attorney Generalís Office, and Office of the Budget.)
  • In prisons throughout Illinois, conducted file reviews of sex offenders, determine risk assessments, evaluated high-risk offenders, and testified in civil commitment hearings and trials.



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