WHO ARE WE
NAMI Westchester is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and is the premier grassroots advocacy organization in the county dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with brain disorders known as mental illnesses and their families. Through our programs, we are a primary source of support for families and friends of people with mental illnesses. As advocates, we educate the community on issues that impact the lives of our members. We are committed to seeking better treatment for these illnesses and eliminating the stigma associated with these disorders. We have been engaged in this important work since 1980.
Our Goal is to Improve the Quality of Life for People Living with Mental Illness:
By Changing public attitudes through encouraging a climate of respect and dignity for individuals with mental illness.
By providing mutual support.
By expanding and supporting research on the causes and more effective treatments of mental illness.
By assuring access to care.
By advocating for legislation to support our goals.
By exchanging information.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Stamatia Pappas, President
Jennifer Jacquet-Murray, First Vice President
Stuart Rudnick, Second Vice President
Audrey McInerney, Secretary
Joan Perez, Treasurer
Jim Van Metter
Ann Loretan, Past President
Sharon McCarthy, Program Director & Assistant to the President
Anna-Christina Allen, Office Administrator
2012 Annual Review (PDF File)