Put Your Oxygen Mask On First

Time: 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Capitol Building, Room 115
Stratton Office Building, Room 337
Conference Room B

Leaders have a critical role to play in contributing to the conditions that result in positive mental health— their own and those they lead. To be successful, leaders need to put their oxygen mask on first before they can implement successful strategies to help their teammates tackle mental health issues that may be holding them back.

Angie Hampton with the Egyptian Heath Department and Stacie Kemp with Sinnissippi Centers will walk you though impactful approaches that will result in positive mental health outcomes for yourself and others.


Angie Hampton
CEO, Egyptian Health Department

Angie Hampton is the CEO of Egyptian Public and Mental Health Department serving Saline, Gallatin, White, Wayne and Hamilton Counties. She has a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Administration from Southern Illinois University and has completed the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program.

She was a 2008-2009 graduate from the Delta Leadership Institute sponsored by the Delta Regional Authority. Angie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Social Worker and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She has written numerous grants for systems change around public health and behavioral health issues as well as participates in many statewide initiative for healthcare transformation in Illinois. She currently is Co-Chair of the DHS Social Services Advisory Committee (SSAC), Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Center for Rural Health and Social Services Development Board President, Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA) Board Member, Southern Illinois Healthcare Community Benefits Advisory Member, Saline County CASA Board Vice-President, Saline County CEO Board of Directors, Illinois Rural Health Network (IRHN) Board Member, and Eldorado High School Foundation Board Member.

Angie has worked for Egyptian Health Department for 28 years and is currently leading the agency’s response as the local public health department for Saline, Gallatin and White counties during the COVID pandemic.

Stacie Kemp
President and CEO, Sinnissippi Centers

Sinnissippi Centers is a community based behavioral healthcare center that provides quality care to Illinois residents of Carroll, Lee, Ogle, Whiteside, and Stephenson Counties.

Stacy previously served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was part of a leadership team that guided the organization’s growth from an $8 million to a $22 million agency in eight years.

Kemp’s career in the nonprofit sector spans 25 years in behavioral health and social services. Born and raised in Carroll County, she feels passionate about serving the needs of individuals and communities in northwest Illinois.


Jackie Haas
State Represenative, 79th District
Assistant Minority Leader

Jackie Haas is the State Representative for the 79th House District, serving residents in Kankakee, Will, and Grundy Counties. She has dedicated her life to serving the most vulnerable among us.

Rep. Haas attended St. Patrick’s Grade School in Momence and Bishop McNamara High School. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Valparaiso University. She received her Master’s degree with a specialization in mental health from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams School of Social Work.

For 30 years, Rep. Haas has served her community as a social worker, focused on helping underserved populations, and advocating for those who cannot speak for themselves. In 1994, she joined the Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health and became the organizations CEO in 2000, pushing to expand health care, economic opportunity, and early childhood development throughout her community. Rep. Haas served on the Kankakee County Board from 2018 to 2020. As CEO and county board member, she has experience on both sides of government.

Rep. Haas has deep roots in the community. She and Bill, her husband of 27 years live in Bourbonnais where they raised their two children. She continues to serve at the Helen Wheeler Center today and is actively involved in several community-based coalitions, local board of directors, and community collaborations.

As State Representative she is committed to good government reforms, a balanced budget, thriving schools, more opportunity, and expanding mental health to underserved areas.