Executive Staff Bios

Marco E. Jacome has been working in the social services field for more than thirty-five years. He first joined H.A.S. in 1984 as a Program Director. In 1992 he became the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. In his capacity as CEO, Marco has grown the operating budget from $1.8 million to $8 million dollars, from four facilities in Chicago to 14 throughout Cook and DuPage counties. In 1999, Marco oversaw H.A.S.’ accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an international body that provides accreditation standards for organizations working in the human services field. As part of his involvement in the field, Marco continues to advocate state and federal government agencies for more support of behavioral health services. Throughout his extensive career, Marco has held board positions with the Norwegian American Hospital Foundation, the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (formerly the Illinois Alcoholism Drug Dependency Association), the Northern Illinois Employee Assistance Professionals Association, and the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center. His many awards include being named one of Hispanic Business magazine’s 100 most influential individuals, a yearly selection of Latinos who have made significant national contributions in government, business, academics, or the arts. Marco holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from North Park University and a graduate degree in Family and Community Counseling from Northeastern University. He has also participated in fellowships through the School of Public Health at Boston University and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Additionally, he is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the State of Illinois, a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), and an Illinois Certified Supervisor Addictions Counselor (CSADC).

Millie M. Adan is an accomplished HR professional with over 15 years of experience in the public and private sectors. In her current role, Millie is responsible for implementing human resource management strategies, including: recruitment, training, and retention initiatives. Millie also specializes in talent management, staffing, employee benefits, quality assurance, learning & development, and corporate compliance/ethics. Prior to joining H.A.S., Millie served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for SOS Children’s Villages of Illinois and as the Workforce Planning Supervisor for UPS. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Strategic Human Resource Management and Development from National Louis University. Millie is certified through the Society for Human Resource Management – Certified Professionals; the Human Capital Institute; and the Foundations of Nonprofit Management and Nonprofit Marketing Strategy through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Additionally, Millie participates in the following boards: Lakeside Community Committee Board, ASI Board, Hamdard Community Health Center Inc., and the Employee Advisory Board for the College Career Consortium of Illinois.

Liz Jansen is a development professional with a background in annual giving, committee and board management, grant writing, and event planning. Prior to joining H.A.S., Liz was a grant writer at Thresholds and spent six years working at Northwestern University, where she helped develop and execute high-level donor fundraising strategy. She is a co-founder of Women Unite!, a Chicago-based giving circle that has raised more than $50,000 for local charities since December 2016. Liz received her Masters in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University in 2014.

Jeremy Wright comes to H.A.S. with more than 15 years of experience in the social services field. Most recently, Jeremy was a therapist at Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities, Inc. (TASC), where he provided clinical support to individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. As Quality Assurance Manager at H.A.S., Jeremy is responsible for ensuring high-quality services across the agency, working closely with staff to develop trainings, track participant satisfaction, and evaluate performance.