Committees: Ethics and Compliance; Finance and Audit
Term: 01/01/21 – 01/01/25
Mike Baber runs a private mental health practice. Having been in the mental health field for over 30 years, he has worked in McHenry County at Youth Service Bureau, Family Service, and the Crisis Line. He was Director of Forest Hospital’s emergency services response team and crisis line, Director of social services for Vernon Hills Village and Police Department and Northfield Police Department.
Mike has a Doctorate (MA and BA) in Psychology and a CADC. He is a member of American Associations of Suicidology and its Illinois Chapter. He has earned the McHenry County Juvenile Officers Award for service to children and 8 Golden awards from United Way. Mike has provided expert witness on domestic violence and mental health issues, performed specialty crisis work for law enforcement and also provides therapy for police, firemen and military. He is a former member of Illinois Police Social Workers.
Mike serves on the Mental Health Board to ensure that the most vulnerable have access to quality services and he strives to support the agencies in McHenry County. Mike has lived in Marengo for 30 years with his wife and daughters.