Meet the Partnership

By statute, ICMHP is comprised of each child-serving state agency, 25 experts representing a broad range of experiences, such as community mental health, children and family advocates, early childhood, education, health, substance abuse, violence prevention, and juvenile justice. Appointed Partnership members come together on a quarterly basis to review and move our work forward – See Upcoming Meetings. Appointed members also make up the Executive Committee, which provides leadership and oversight of Partnership operations and committees.

Partnership Members

Our appointed members collaborate with the public to design and drive the work that we do.

Governor’s Office Liasion

Sol Flores, Deputy Governor of Health & Human Services


Senator Laura Fine

*pending  additional appointments


State Agency Representatives

Department of Children and Family Services
Verletta Saxon

Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development
Jamilah Jor’dan

Department of Human Services
Lisa Betz

Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Kristine Herman

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Delrice Adams
Millicent McCoy, designee

Department of Juvenile Justice
Jennifer Jaworski

Department of Public Health
Kyran Quinlan
Lisa Masinter, Designee

Office of the Attorney General
Wendy Cohen

State Board of Education
Jeff Aranowski


State Co-Chair

Dr. Sameer Vohra, Illinois Department of Public Health



Heather Alderman, Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation

Christina Bruhn, Aurora University School of Social Work 

Colleen Cicchetti, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Betsy Clarke, Juvenile Justice Initiative

Ray Connor, Mental Health America of Illinois 

Karen Freel, Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health 

Carol Gall, Sarah’s Inn

Debbie Humphrey, Association of Community Mental Health Authorities of Illinois

Ginger Meyer, SIU School of Medicine

Carla Marquez Ripley, Your Story Counseling 

Joel Rubin, National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Chapter

Mary Satchwell, Illinois School Psychologists Association 

Marlita White, Chicago Department of Public Health 

Paula Wolff, Illinois Justice Project

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