As of December 16, former 10-year McHenry County Board member Lyn Orphal has been Interim Director of the McHenry County Mental Health Board.
The Agency has been in turmoil over bad financial decisions for a couple of years.
With the 2012 elections, a group of reformers on the Public Health & Human Service Committee led by Donna Kurtz (R-Crystal Lake) have reconstituted the Board’s membership.
A search has been going on many months for a permanent Director and, after the first Interim Director, Todd Schroll, resigned the Board decided to appoint another.
Orphal was the choice.
She is being paid at the rate of $85,000 per year. The term of her contract is six months, but it may be extended.
Employees of both the Mental Health Board and the McHenry County Board are in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension system. IMRF pensions are based on the average salary for the last 48 months of employment.
Here is a summary of experience that was submitted by Orphal: