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 Members:

       President........................... Dr. Vernita Black

       1st Vice President................. Jewel Thompson

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

       Treasurer........................... Vacant

       Secretary........................... Margaret Yau

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

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

       Board Member..................... Jazmin Arenas

       Board Members.................... Tim Brown

       Board Members.................... Dr. Jo Anne Umezurike


Coordinators:

       Family-to-Family Coordinator..  Jackie Banks

       Peer-to-Peer Coordinator.......  Vernita Black

       Health Fairs........................ Regina Spann

       Volunteer Coordinator...........  Jewel Thompson

       NAMI HomeFront Coordinator.. Aurelio Sanchez