Our Comprehensive Team

Treatment at NCBHS

North Central Behavioral Health Systems prioritizes comprehensive care for mental health and substance use issues, offering a wide variety of treatment options tailored to individual needs.

Services at NCBHS are provided by a team of professionals ranging from licensed:

  • Psychiatrist - a psychiatrist is a physician with a doctor of medicine (M.D.) degree or osteopathic (D.O.) degree.  Psychiatrists are licensed as physicians to practice medicine. Psychiatrists provide medical and psychiatric evaluations, treat psychiatric disorders, provide psychotherapy, and prescribe and monitor medications.

  • Psychologist – Have a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) in clinical, educational, counseling, or research psychology.  They can provide evaluations, treat emotional and behavioral problems and mental disorders, and provide psychotherapy.
  • Licensed Professional Counselors – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors and Licensed Professional Counselors (LCPCs) have a master's degree (M.A.) in psychology, counseling or a similar discipline.  They provide services that include diagnosis and counseling (individual, family/group or both).
  • Licensed Social Workers- Social workers (LCSWs) have a master's degree (M.A., M.S., M.S.W., or M.S.S.W), and provide various services including assessment and treatment of psychiatric illnesses, case management, and hospital discharge planning.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse - Psychiatric/mental health nurses may have various degrees ranging from associate's to bachelor's (B.S.N.) to master's (M.S.N. or A.P.R.N) to doctoral (D.N.Sc., Ph.D.). Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses provide a broad range of psychiatric and medical services, including the assessment and treatment of psychiatric illnesses, case management, and psychotherapy.

Executive Leadership at North Central Behavioral Health Systems

Jodi Mahoney, MBA

President/Chief Executive Officer


Noelle Sliker, LCSW

Vice President/Chief Operating Officer


Diane Garland, BA, CPA

Vice President/Chief Financial Officer


Eileen Williams, MS, CHC

Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer



Clinical Leadership at North Central Behavioral Health Systems

Angie Carretto, AAS, BS, RN

Clinical Manager of Care Coordination/Psychiatry


Angie Hughes, MA, LCPC

Clinical Manager of Outpatient Crisis, Director of Clinical Operations LaSalle


Kara Simpson, MSW, LCPC

Clinical Manager of Fulton County


Melissa Shanley, MS, LCPC

Clinical Manager in Ottawa


Libby Gryzbowski, LCSW

Clinical Manager in LaSalle


Scott Payne, AAS, CADC

Clinical Manager of Substance Use