At the August 20th meeting of the McHenry County Mental Health Board, former County Board member Lyn Orphal brought up two interesting topics in the Public Comment period.
She said that communications between the Mental Health Board and one or more agencies had been recorded. I filed a Freedom of Information request asking for electronic copies on the spot and expect a reply in the near future.
The second topic was tuition payments Orphal said were made to finance the earning of a doctorate degree by Executive Director Sandy Lewis, whose resignation was accepted that night.
Now comes in mail an accounting of the money spent by the Mental Health Board in 2010, 2011 and 2012 at Aurora University for “Administration.”
Whether or not it is for Lewis I don’t know. She lists an Ed.D from George Williams College.