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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, It  has  come  to  our  attention  that  Delores
 3    Newman,  M.S.  will be retiring on December 31, 2000 from her
 4    position of Associate Secretary for the Department  of  Human
 5    Services; and

 6        WHEREAS, On May 10, 1999, Ms. Newman, M.S., was appointed
 7    by  the  Governor  of  Illinois, to the position of Associate
 8    Secretary, for the Department of Human Services; and

 9        WHEREAS, Prior to this appointment, in 1995,  Ms.  Newman
10    was  appointed  to  the position of Facility Director/Network
11    Manager at the Tinley Park Mental Health  Center  making  her
12    responsible for the Counties of Will, Grundy, Kankakee, South
13    Suburban  and  South  Cook;   during  her  tenure  as Network
14    Manager,  many  positive  changes  occured  in  the   overall
15    structure  and  operation of this network; she has served the
16    Department for 34 years in various capacities; and

17        WHEREAS, Delores Newman, M.S. began her career as a Child
18    Care Aide at the Illinois Pediatric Institute; over the years
19    she  acquired  in-service  training  and   experience   which
20    resulted  in  advancing  to  the  following  classifications:
21    Mental  Health  Specialist,  Labor  Relations  Administrator,
22    Administrative  Assistant,  Mental  Health  Administrator and
23    Community Systems Liaison; and

24        WHEREAS, Delores Newman, M.S. received  her  B.A.  Degree
25    from  Chicago  State  University  and  completed her Master's
26    Degree in Health Management;  she  served  as  the  Executive
27    Assistant  to five facility directors at Madden Mental Health
28    Center for over 16 years;  prior  to  joining  the  staff  at
29    Tinley Park Mental Health Center, she served as the Assistant
30    Facility Director at Chicago-Read Mental Health Center; and

31        WHEREAS, The distinguished honors and awards that Delores
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 1    Newman,  M.S.  has received over the years include: Who's Who
 2    in   Government   Services,   Outstanding   Life   Experience
 3    Achievement Award from Chicago State University, Honor  Award
 4    in   the   Study   of   Coiffure  Designing,  Certificate  of
 5    Appreciation for Outstanding  Services  and  Contribution  to
 6    Volunteer  Clergy,  Certificate  of  Special Recognition from
 7    Community Mental Health Council, a  nomination  by  the  Will
 8    County   Health   Department  for  the  Robert  Wood  Johnson
 9    Community  Health  Leadership  Program  1998  Award,  Faculty
10    Appointment to the  University  of  Chicago's  Department  of
11    Psychiatry  as  a Lecturer in 1998, Women of Excellence Award
12    in 1998, and a nomination for "Women at the Top of the  Game"
13    in October, 1999; and

14        WHEREAS,  Delores Newman's, M.S. publications include: "A
15    Valuable Resource for  a  Restricted  Health  Care  Economy",
16    "Analyzing Employees' Attitudes in Regards to the Performance
17    Appraisal  Process", and "A View into a Modern State Operated
18    Mental Health Facility - The Madden Zone Center";  therefore,
19    be it

22    we  commend Delores Newman, M.S. for her dedicated service in
23    the field of Mental Health Services  and  on  her  retirement
24    from the Department of Human Services; and be it further

25        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
26    presented to Delores Newman, M.S. as  an  expression  of  our
27    esteem.

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