Western

Riverside

Working with mutual respect to provide
Help, Hope and Health
for those affected by serious Mental Illness

About NAMI

Founded in 1979, NAMI (NAMI.org) has become the nation’s voice on mental illness, with affiliates in every state and in over 1,100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through education, support, advocacy, and research.


NAMI Western Riverside provides a way for families and friends to assist each other and provide emotional support in times of crisis as well as during dialing coping with a mental illness diagnosis. NAMI provides positive support groups and the latest available information to those affected by diseases of the brain such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, affective disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

NAMI Western Riverside Board

OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS

      President .................. Dr. Jo Anne Umezurike     

      1st Vice President ........ Ron Hoffman

      2nd Vice President ....... Diana Kraft

      Treasurer.................. Richard Behm

      Secretary.................. Marie Bendy

      Jackie Sanchez...........  Family Board Member

      Regina Spann.............  Family Board Member

      Joseph Lorenzana........  Family Board Member

      Jewel Thompson.......... Peer Board Member

      Jackie Banks ............   Family Board Member   

 

COORDINATORS

     Jackie Sanchez .............  Family-to-Family Coordinator

     Ester Raha Nyagah.........   Peer-to-Peer Program Coordinator

     Joseph Lorenzana ..........  Support Group Coordinator

     Jackie Banks ................  Membership Coordinator

     Regina Spann................  Public Relations

     Toya Vick .................... Volunteer Coordinator