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Executive Director
Roxie Oliver

Medical Director
Philip Woerner, MD

Director of Billing
Janelle Bowen

Director of Human Resources and Client Benefits
Dianna Winner

Financial Director
Dane Jansen

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Brown County
700 SE Cross Street
Mt Sterling IL 62353
Phone: 217-773-3325
Fax: 217-773-2425
TTY: 217-773-9108
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Roxie Oliver, Executive Director
Roxie has served in numerous positions throughout her 19 years with the agency. Roxie has been with MHCWI since the merger of our three counties in 2005. She was appointed as the Executive Director in 2008. Roxie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), a National Certified Counselor, and is a member of the Illinois Counseling Association. Roxie has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Education - Agency Counseling from Western Illinois University. Roxie enjoys participating in Mission In Action, serving on the Women's Leadership Committee, spending time with her children and grandchildren, and gardening.
Philip Woerner, Medical Director
Dr. Woerner is a board certified Psychiatrist and serves as the Medical Director at MHCWI. After earning his Bachelors of Arts degree from Princeton University, Dr. Woerner was accepted to Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri where he completed his M.D. In addition to his time spent in Psychiatric Residency at Washington University, Dr. Woerner also spent time completing his residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia which is one of the leading research universities in the world. Dr. Woerner has served as Medical Director for several Mental Health centers including; Logan-Mason Mental Health Center- 1970-1997, Montgomery County Mental Health Center-1997-2003, Brown County Mental Health Center -1986-2000, and MHCWI from 2003-Present.
Janelle Bowen, Director of Billing
Janelle has been employed with MHCWI since September 11, 1989 starting with Brown County Mental Health Center as an Apartment Manager of the first residential facility constructed by the agency. Janelle supervised the residential program until November 1995. From 1995 to present Janelle has been responsible for various administrative, financial and billing duties related to the agency with the current position of Director of Billing. In her spare time Janelle enjoys antiques, shopping, gardening and spending time with family.
Dianna Winner, Director of Human Resources and Client Benefits
Dianna was hired on with the agency on October 1, 1996 as an Accounting Secretary for the Brown County site. She has held several positions over the years including Administrative Assistant and Office Manager. She currently serves as the Director of Human Resources and Client Benefits for all three counties. In her spare time she enjoys reading, taking walks, attending her children’s activities and visiting with friends. But her favorite pastime is spending time with her family.
Dane Jansen, Financial Director
Dane Jansen, Financial Director—Brown County Dane joined MHCWI in 2014 as the Financial Director. After graduating from Liberty High School, he received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Prior to coming to MHCWI, he worked in public accounting for five years, then spent three years in employee benefits. Dane enjoys spending time with his family and friends, fishing, reading, listening to music, and watching movies, as well as being outdoors, playing baseball, volleyball, disc golf, and whitewater rafting.
Jessica Malone, Associate Director—Brown County
Jessica came to MHCWI in 2012 as the Executive Assistant. In May 2014, she became the Associate Supervisor at our Brown County site. In January 2017, Jessica was promoted to Associate Director of the Brown County site. Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management from Western Illinois University. Jessica is a member of the Brown County Community Partner Committee and enjoys playing the piano, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Terri Clayton, Clinical Supervisor—Brown County
Terri joined MHCWI in January of 2018 as Clinical Supervisor. Terri earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lincoln Christian University and her Master of Arts in Youth and Family Counseling from Lincoln Christian Seminary. Terri has a history of working with residential youth who are wards of the state, incarcerated females, and families involved with DCFS. She also has experience and training in working with childhood trauma, domestic/dating violence, and post-adoption concerns.
Nic Skinner, Outpatient and Substance Abuse Counselor—Brown County
Nic joined MHCWI in October 2016 as an Outpatient and Substance Abuse Counselor. Nic earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Master of Arts in Sociology, both, from Western Illinois University. Nic cherishes the time he gets to spend with his son (especially, going to his Tae-Kwon-Do events), spending quality time with friends and family-playing cards, board games, etc. Nic, also, loves teaching Sociology part-time, and being involved in Special Olympics.
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Hancock County
607 Buchanan Street
Hwy 136
Carthage IL 62321
Phone: 217-357-3176
Fax: 217-357-6609
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Joe Little, Associate Director—Hancock County
Joe is currently serving as the Associate Director of the Hancock Site. He has worked for MHCWI since February 1997 when he started as an outpatient counselor. Joe received his B.A. degree in Sociology from Western Illinois University and his M.A. degree in Pastoral Counseling from Lincoln Christian Seminary. He has experience in sex offender treatment and is also a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional. Joe is a board member for the Hancock County cancer support group called HUGS and is a volunteer in the Hamilton youth baseball programs. In his spare time, Joe enjoys spending time with his family and working on the family farm.
Lexie Huffman, Community Day Services Supervisor—Hancock County
Lexie is currently the Community Day Services Supervisor at our Hancock site. After earning her Associates degree from Carl Sandburg College, Lexie received her Bachelor's degree in Communication with a minor in Psychology and Sociology from Western Illinois University. Lexie has over 7 years experience working with MI and DD populations and currently serves as the chairperson of the Behavior Management/Human Rights Committee. In her spare time, Lexie enjoys volunteering, going to her daughter's sports activities, painting, and spending time with friends and family.
Erin Chu, Outpatient Counselor—Hancock County
Erin came to MHCWI in May 2018 as an Outpatient Counselor. Erin received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Western Illinois University (where she received additional Crisis Intervention training at the WIRC) and a dual Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Applied Gerontology from Ball State University. She brings over 10 years of social service experience providing home-based assessment to senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, many of whom presented with varying levels of psychiatric impairment. In her spare time, Erin enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys reading, writing, music, and art.
Jacob Harvey, Substance Abuse Counselor—Hancock County
Jacob came to MHCWI in April 2017 as a Substance abuse counselor. He graduated in 2017 with an AAS in Chemical Dependency Services from Southeastern Community College and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). He has experience working in residential treatment programs, assisting clients with daily tasks and developing new behaviors. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys spending time with his daughter, hiking, camping, community events, and live music.
Lauren McGaughey, QIDP/HBS Services Facilitator—Hancock County
Lauren came to MHCWI in August 2015 and currently serves as a QIDP (Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional), Home Based Services Service Facilitator, a DSP (Direct Support Person), and is a chairperson of the Human Rights and Behavior Management Committee. Lauren earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Culver-Stockton College in 2014 and was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, and a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. As a former QIDP and HBS Service Facilitator for another agency, Lauren brings experience in working with children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities. In her spare time, Lauren likes to spend time with her friends and family, watch/play sports, and travel. Lauren is also a volunteer coach for the Hancock County Special Olympics team.
Nicole Nichols, Outpatient Counselor—Hancock County
Nicole came to MHCWI in September 2017 and currently serves as an Outpatient Counselor at the Hancock County site. Nicole earned her B.A in Psychology at Iowa Wesleyan College in 2002. Nicole has experience working in a residential treatment facility for a year. Nicole worked closely with the Georgia Juvenile System as a Juvenile Probation Officer from 2003 to 2012. Nicole then worked from 2015 to 2016 as a Care Coordinator for Lutheran Services in Burlington, IA. Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, her pets, and friends.
Rita O'Donnell, Outpatient Counselor—Hancock County
Rita came to MHCWI in February 2010, when she became our Access Worker; she is an Outpatient Counselor providing counseling services two days per month at the Hancock site. Rita received her B.A. in Social Welfare from Pennsylvania State University (with internship at the Boston Children's Service Association) and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois (with internship at Chaddock Trauma Initiative). She recently received training in the treatment of children and adolescents through the State of Illinois Evidence Based Treatment Initiative Cohort, and she has been certified to provide family mediation by the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois, having completed Mediation training at Northwestern University. An active member of the National Association of Social Workers Illinois Special Interest Group for Mediation, Rita had the privilege of presenting at the NASW-IL panel on Accommodating Mental Illness in Family Mediation. In her spare time, Rita enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her dog.
Jennifer Teel, Outpatient Counselor—Hancock County
Jennifer came to MHCWI in December 2016 and currently serves as an Outpatient Counselor at the Hancock County site. She earned her Nursing degree through Spoon River College in 1993. Jennifer brings over 25 years of experience working as a nurse in the mental health, and residential facility fields. She has had extensive experience providing care for adults with varying degrees of psychiatric, intellectual, and mental impairment. In her spare time she enjoys crafting, and time spent with family, friends, and her dogs.
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Pike County

120 N Williams Industrial Drive
Pittsfield IL 62363
Phone: 217-285-4436
Fax: 217-285-2804

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Katie Wilson, Associate Director—Pike County
Katie has been with MHCWI since February of 2002. Prior to her employment at MHCWI, she was employed at Brown County Mental Health for 5 1/2 years. Currently, Katie serves as the Associate Director at the Pike County site. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Quincy University, Katie received her Master of Science from Western Illinois University. Katie is a National Certified Counselor from the National Board of Certified Counselors, a trained Mental Health First Aid Instructor for the Adult Curriculum, and has been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor since 2002. Katie enjoys being outdoors, playing baseball, softball, swimming, playing basketball, and riding bikes. Above all, Katie enjoys spending time with her two children and going to all of their activities.
Makenzie Shipman, Outpatient Counselor—Pike County
Makenzie is an outpatient counselor with MHCWI. She has been with the agency since 2014. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Western Illinois University in 2013. That year, she completed an internship with the Evergreen Center in Carthage, IL. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from University of Illinois at Champaign in 2014, and completed an internship with Locust Street Resource Center in Carlinville, IL. Makenzie became a Licensed Social Worker in April of 2015. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Shanna Tharp, Substance Abuse Counselor—Pike County
Shanna began her employment at MHCWI in June of 2017. Prior to her employment at MHCWI, she was employed Liberty Village of Pittsfield, IL. Shanna began as the executive assistant but recently switched to the role of substance abuse counselor enabling her to utilize her education and prior experience. Shanna obtained her Associate of Arts Degree at Lincoln College in 2011 on a Track and Field scholarship. She continued her education through Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Human Services. Shanna continued her desire to help others through an internship at Chaddock in Quincy, IL as a youth counselor. She enjoys being outdoors, swimming and spending time with her dogs. Shanna actively participates in barrel racing competitions and rodeos.
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