December 2023

All Center News

Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center of St. Clair County Inc.

505 South Eighth Street  •  East St. Louis, IL  62201



 Joseph Harper

Executive Director

 Jonnie Barkley

Executive Secretary

 (618) 482-7330

 Brian Stewart

Chief Operating Officer

(618) 482-7630

 Dr. Lawrence Casey

Medical Director 

(618) 482-7630

 Mary Jackson

Quality Assurance

(618) 482-7337

 Shakira Dorsey

Human Resources Director

(618) 482-7381

 LT Nash

Building Manager

(618) 482-7633

 David McCosky

Inventory Specialist

(618) 261-7010

 Rachel Ball


(618) 482-7626

 Mary Neufeld-Wall

Tele-Health Manager

(618) 482-2574

 Rita Byrd

Therapy & Transition

(618) 482-7617

 Rena Vantreece

Child & Adolescent

(618) 482-7613

 Daryl Rice


Methadone Services

(618) 261-7041

 Gia Moore

Parenting for Success

(618) 482-7354

 Keonna Pittman

Food & Nutrition

(618) 261-7039

 Kelly Clemons

Housing Program

(618) 261-7616

Mike Nichols

Crisis Manager

(618) 261-7023

 Carla Ellis

Assistant Program Manager

(618) 482-8401

 Karen Jamison

Residential Services

(618) 274-6422

 Aubrey Yates

Fathers & Families

(618) 482-7348


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Grateful for 2023, Excited for 2024

This newsletter’s purpose is to share information about The Center’s people and activities

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Celebrating 2023 and Looking Forward 


2023 has been a great year with a lot of growth for us and the ways we serve our clients! As we near the end of the year and look back, here are a few of the things that we can celebrate:

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December’s Employee of the Month

Ms. Clemons was recommended by her new team member, Mr. Darren Burress. These were his glowing words about why Ms.Clemons deserves to be Employee Of The Month.

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December’s Birthdays

Wishing a BIG happy birthday to all of those in the CBHC family!

Donna Lindsey
Taya Ray
David McCosky
Endyia Washington 
Clydie Blackwell
 Nancy Holston
Terrell Lott
 DeAundra Tunstall
  Jonnie Barkley
  Mrs. Burena Howard
(Board Member)

Who’s New

We are thrilled to welcome our newest members of the CBHC family!

Nathan Beyer
Engagement Specialist 

Michael Boose

Dawn Crader
Engagement Specialist
Jessica Elliott

Alicia Mitchom
Sydney Rhodes
Timothy Shaw
Kerry Williams

Holiday Hours

Whether you’re looking forward to some extra holiday pay or some extra time off, make sure you’re aware of when we’re closed in December.

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Holiday Luncheon

How to Fill Your Cup with Holiday Cheer Without Letting Stress Turn You into a Grinch 

The holiday season, while filled with joy and festivities, can also bring stress and anxiety. To ensure a harmonious balance, it’s essential to adopt strategies that minimize stress while enhancing the joyous aspects of the holidays. 

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Holiday Traditions Around the World

The holidays are not only a joyous time of year, they’re also rich in tradition.  Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting holiday traditions around the world. 

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Pet Connection

December’s Pet of the Month is Mariah Williams’ Shih Tzu puppy Missy Dior!

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Team Member Traditions

Check out these wonderful and sometimes wacky Christmas traditions from some of our teammates here at The Center.

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Crossword Puzzle

The first person who submits the most correct answers to the front desk will receive a ticket for a free lunch. Hard copies are available at the front desk.

November’s Crossword Puzzle Answer Key


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