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About Us

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)  is the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has grown to over 1,000 affiliates across the United States.  The NAMI PA Cumberland and Perry is located in South Central Pennsylvania, about 30 miles SW of the capital city of Harrisburg, PA. NAMI believes if a person can find help, they can find hope.   Mini Overview of NAMI History (pdf) 

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NAMI PA Cumberland/Perry Counties' mission is to provide emotional support and education for families and persons affected by mental illness. Through community collaboration, support groups, and educational offerings we advocate for a life of quality and dignity—one without discrimination—for all people affected by these illnesses. 

If you have interest in serving on the NAMI PA Cumberland and Perry Board, Please email or contact one of the board members directly about responsibilities of board service.

Board Officers are elected to a one year term and also serve on the Board of Directors

November 2013 to  November 2014

Board Directors are elected  to a 3 year term on the board



President: Taylor P. Andrews, Esq

(family member) (3rd Thursday Support Group Facilitator; Newsletter Editor)

Jennifer Hacker (in 1st 3 year term, ends Nov 2016) (family member)

Vice President: Joan Signore        

(family member) (Family-to-Family teacher)

Dr. Hazel Brown PhD (in 2nd 3 year term, ends Nov 2014) (professional member) (Westshore Support Group Facilitator)

Treasurer: Stephen M. Zwierzyna 

(family member / sibling)

Thom Fager (in 2nd 3 year term, ends Nov. 2015) (consumer member)

(Certified Peer Specialist, Peer-to-Peer Mentor, "In Our Own Voice" presenter, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Group Facilitator, Westshore Support Group Facilitator)

Secretary: Kathleen Zwierzyna

(family member)

Teresa Kerns (in 1st 3 year term, ends Nov 2014) (both a consumer member and family member)

(Certified Peer Specialist, "In Our Own Voice" Presenter, Peer-to-Peer Mentor, Family-to-Family Teacher, Wellness Recovery Action (WRAP) Group Facilitator)

Sarah Roley (in 1st 3 year term ends Nov 2015)

Family member, NAMI Family-to-Family teacher and support group facilitator substitute

Related Files

NAMI History Mini Overview (PDF File)

Related Links

NAMI National - About Us

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