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NAMI Pasco County Florida, Inc., an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is an all volunteer, not for profit organization.  The NAMI Pasco County mission is to promote recovery for both children and adults with mental illness, to aid families and caregivers, to increase public awareness and understanding, to eradicate stigma, and to propagate improved services and research; through advocacy, educational classes, workshops, seminars, support groups, community and member activities; in order to realize a positive difference in availability of programs, medical treatment, betterment of living conditions, and the overall quality of life for those with mental disorders.

NAMI State and Affiliate History

NAMI Florida State was first incorporated as Advocates for the Mentally Ill in 1984. Then in 1987, the organization was incorporated under Florida Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and received its IRS non-profit tax status 501(c)(3) June 13, 1989. In May 1998 the corporation's name was changed to NAMI Florida, Inc.

NAMI Pasco County (formerly known as the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of West Pasco) was first incorporated in 1988.  In March of 2005 we officially became NAMI Pasco County, Florida.  On December 22, 2005 we received our 501(c)(3) IRS non profit tax status.

All local affiliates work with Florida State and NAMI National to identify and work on issues most important to their communities and states. Individual membership and the extraordinary work of hundreds of thousands of volunteer leaders is the lifeblood of NAMI's local affiliates and state organizations.   NAMI Florida currently has more than 6,000 members and 42 affiliates across the State and continues to grow.

2013 NAMI Pasco Board of Directors

Executive Board Members

Georgianne Valle, President
(vacant), Vice President
Michelle Gesaman, Secretary
Lynn Anderson, Treasurer
Gloria Strother, President-Ex-Officio


Nancy Whitener
Lieutenant Larry Engle
Pat Scimone-Almasy
Terry Tiemann
Andrea Esposito
Loreta Cavicchi
Kevin Fulford
Mike Violante
Crystal Deguire
Minnie Diaz
Will Konomos

You may contact Board Members by writing to:

NAMI Pasco County
P.O. Box 412
Elfers, Florida 34680

If you would like to serve on the board or nominate a potential candidate for becoming a board member please click here and mail the completed nomination form to the above address.

Related Files

Board candidate worksheet (PDF File)

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