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Armando Reyes Named to NAMI Will-Grundy Advisory Board


Will County Health Department’s Armando Reyes, the Regulatory Compliance Coordinator for the Division of Behavioral Health, has been selected to serve on the advisory board on the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Will-Grundy.

“The request to participate on the Advisory Board was a welcome surprise,” said Reyes. “I look forward to bringing my education and expertise in the field to further support NAMI Will-Grundy in their efforts to grow and benefit the residents of Will County.”

In his role at the Will County Health Department, Reyes is responsible for assisting the division director with clinical and administrative operations, new program development, performance improvement and quality assurance/utilization review. Reyes manages the 590 Crisis Care program and the homeless outreach program.

“I am so happy NAMI selected one our seasoned behavioral health managers to sit on their advisory board,” said Susan Olenek, Executive Director of the Will County Health Department. “Mr. Reyes will provide perspective and leadership to compliment the experience of the other members.”

A retired veteran of the Army National Guard, Reyes has over thirty-eight years of experience in the mental health, substance use, and prevention field including the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Abuse (DASA). He earned his Master of Health Science in Counseling and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Governors State University. He is a Certified Addictions Counselor (CADC) and Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CODP). He is a life-long resident of the Joliet community.

As a member of the advisory board, Reyes will assist in developing strategies to help NAMI Will-Grundy collaborate with all facets of the community including businesses, schools, hospitals, government agencies and community mental health organizations. NAMI Will-Grundy serves individuals diagnosed with a mental illness and their families throughout Will and Grundy Counties.

Reyes has a passion for mental health that he brings to the Will County Health Department and will bring to the NAMI Will-Grundy Advisory Board.

“I believe that being aware of your mental health is important because it affects every single facet of your life,” said Reyes.