About Us

Mission Statement

 "To assure the availability of a comprehensive system of community mental health services for residents of Madison County who are affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities or substance abuse."

History & Overview

Board Members


Deborah Humphrey-Headshot Executive Director
Deborah Humphrey, MBA, BSN, RN

A licensed professional with 36 years of behavioral health experience. Prior to her position with the Madison County Mental Health Board, she held administrative positions in a psychiatric hospital setting, community crisis and emergency residential settings, and in her most recent employment of 19 years was an Associate Director for a community mental health authority.

MichelleBrooks   Information & Referral Specialist
Michelle Brooks

A resident of Alton, Brooks has worked for Madison County Government for 25 years.  She joined the Mental Health Board in September 2017

Horner, Eli J - Copy   Program Manager
Eli Horner, MA

After graduating from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a double major in Sociology and Criminal Justice, Eli spent the next several years at a community mental health center in the City of St. Louis providing direct service for those experiencing behavioral health crises and self-sufficiency needs. Prior to becoming the Program Manager for Madison County’s Mental Health Board, he was the Associate Director over a co-responder program in the City. Eli earned his Master’s degree in Criminology from University of Missouri – St. Louis.

Membership Affiliations

  • Administrative Office of Illinois Courts
  • Association of Community Mental Health Authorities of Illinois
  • Central Illinois Deflection Initiative
  • Creating a Crisis Response Workgroup
  • CESSA Regional Advisory Council
  • Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership
  • Madison County Continuum of Care
  • Madison County Juvenile Justice Council
  • Madison County Mental Health Alliance
  • Metro East Recovery Council
  • Partnership for Drug Free Communities
  • Project Homeless Connect
  • Redeploy Illinois
  • Regional Office of Education
  • Regional Response Team
  • Resources for Restoration
  • Reveille