Haury has been a dedicated member of the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH) since 2016, shortly after joining as the executive director of ComWell, formerly Human Service Center of Southern Metro East.
Haury’s time with the association has proven her commitment to serving their efforts. She began as a member at large of the general board. She has served on the executive board, public policy committee, as well as the mental health practice committee.
“I serve because small providers in rural areas need a voice too,” Haury said. “We need to be able to inform policy decisions and legislative decision-makers of the unique struggles that rural behavioral health providers face.”
The IABH was established in 1967 with the mission of advocating for sound public policies in the behavioral health field on behalf of clinicians, clients, youth, family members, and individuals in recovery who are in need of services.
The Illinois Association for Behavioral Health is a statewide organization representing addiction and mental illness prevention, treatment and recovery services agencies, staff, clients, affiliated organizations, and corporations.
“IABH really is the advocacy platform to help us voice what clients and provider organizations need,” Haury said. “We serve as a liaison between providers, clients and funding sources to help promote best practices that allow us to deliver the highest quality services possible.”
Haury’s term as Vice Chair became effective September 9, 2020.