IMHC has been under the leadership of Dr. Dennis P. Hopkins, Psy D., MBA, has been Executive Director since January 2005. Dr. Hopkins is well versed in the area of behavioral health having over thirty (30) years’ experience in the field. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, Dr. Hopkins was on staff at the agency in the role of outpatient therapist. Among his other areas of expertise is business. Dr. Hopkins credentials include A Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Jolene Foster, MSW, LCSW, is Clinical Director with over twenty (20) years’ experience; Alberta Burton, MA, LCPC, Director of Operations. IMHC staff includes credentialed Directors for the Substance Abuse Program; PSRS Program; Crisis Intervention Program; and Child & Adolescent Program. The registered nurse on staff provides psychiatric treatment assistance and medication monitoring for clients. IMHC values its dedicated and professional staff.
Dr. Hopkins began tenure in the capacity of Executive Director of Iroquois Mental Health Center on January 24, 2005. Prior to that position, Dr. Hopkins served as the former chief of Mental Health Services for the Illinois Department of Corrections until December 2002. Dr. Hopkins was on staff at IMHC as a part-time outpatient therapist at IMHC until named Executive Director. Dr. Hopkins presented plans for the agency to staff on February 4, 2005. The plan, entitled “The Vision” was later incorporated into IMHC Strategic Plans covering the Fiscal Years from 2006 through 2011.
IMHC success has also been communicated to the public by Newsweek Magazine. After the successful reaccreditation by CARF, International in November 2009 for a fourth three year period, Dr. Hopkins was asked permission to be interviewed by Newsweek Showcase on the resiliency of people. The article entitled “Surviving the Flood: How to Build Your Resilience”.