About the Training Coordinator


Mary Gubbe Lee

Mary Gubbe Lee,  Training Coordinator

Mary Gubbe Lee, MS, Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, is the Training Coordinator of the Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice.  Her role is to provide information, training and technical assistance to help the justice system respond appropriately to the needs of people with behavioral health disorders. Mary has been active in community training in all aspects of law enforcement including Rockford Police Department, C.I.T. training, specialty court training and corrections training. 

Previously Mary worked for Rosecrance, Inc. as the Training Coordinator supervising new staff orientation, clinical training, volunteer services and community training events. Prior to becoming the Training Coordinator, the majority of Mary’s time was spent in developing and implementing new programs. She started Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILA), opened the first residential sites, developed the Intensive Day Treatment Program, implemented an affirmative business structure and opened the Silver Lining Club. In 1995, Mary worked with Frank Ware and Steve Vrtol in developing the Stars of Light Theatre Troupe. Since that time, the troupe has staged over 230 tour shows, produced five videos, aired six radio shows and staged a full-length play.

Mary volunteers for the American Red Cross, NAMI and St. Rita’s Church.