CONSUMER ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Chairperson: Christopher Lee
Members: Jennifer Hagan, Stephanie Boyer, Joanie Milligan, Ellen Rosenbaum, Arlen Chaleff
Staff Liaison: Sharon Lyons, Phone: 314-962-4670; Fax: 314-962-4678 or Email: Sharon@namistl.org
History of Committee Events:
2012: The Peer Advisory Council co-sponsored “Live Your Life Well” workshop with Mental Health America. Speakers were psychiatrist, Dr. Dragan Svarkic and social worker, Brian Evans, and Millennium Psychiatric was a contributor.
2011: “Hands Across America” event May 14, peers from mental health organizations supported those with mental illness by joining hands in Forest Park. RESPECT Award, Committee members served as the selection committee.
2010: New Peer Quarterly Newsletter, “I Am NAMI: In Our Own Words” developed and the first issue published, July 2010. RESPECT Award, Committee members served as the selection committee.
2009: Peer Workshop, “Work for Recovery” featured vocational specialist from BJC Behavioral Health, Christine Besher; self published author Yolanda Brown; and Certified Missouri Peer Specialist, Stephanie Boyer. Special Exhibit, “Lobotomy: A Piece of Mind” curated by Ellen Rosenbaum. RESPECT Award, The committee worked with staff to develop criteria and served as the selection committee for the award.
2008: Peer Workshop, “Recovery” featured psychiatrist, Dr. John Newcomer and art display curated by Kristina Sicuro.
2007: Committee members wrote articles for the newsletter, and volunteered at the Gala.
New Committee Members Welcome!
Meetings: Monthly, the first Thursday each month
6:00 to 7:30 p.m. NAMI office conference room.
RSVP: Sharon Lyons, by phone or email (above)
“I Am NAMI: In Our Own Words” Newsletter Submissions Welcome!
Submit mental health questions you would like answered, poems, 1 page articles or stories to Sharon at the NAMI office by mail, email or fax.