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2014 Officers, Board Members and Committees
Past Presidents Listing

Pat Stephens   President
Cindy Foster   First Vice-President
Denise Barber   Second Vice-president
Marsha Slade   Secretary
Bob Barnette   Treasurer

Margie Armstrong: A NAMI-Tallahassee member 5 years. She is interested in mental health issues within the community and believes involvement with the affiliate will allow her to work with others interested in like issues to ensure mutual goals are met. She has worked in the field of mental health for over 20 years both professionally and as a consumer of mental health services. She is Currently employed with Magellan Health Services as a Manager of Consumer Recovery Services.

Denise Barber: A Volunteer with NAMI-Tallahassee for 2 years - assisting with monthly Socials, the TallyTIES Gala, coordination of the Canvas during Mental Illness Awareness Week, and a host of other activities. She is trained as a NAMI Basics teacher and is a mental-health consumer, with 15 years professional experience in mental-health related field in Tallahassee/Leon County that included oversight of NAMI Florida contract with the Department of Children and Families.

Bob Barnette: A member of NAMI since 1989. As treasurer for the affiliate he prepares all the necessary reports to maintain the affiliate's IRS tax-exempt status as well as State corporation and solicitation annual documents. He also maintains membership records, submitting new and renewed membership data and payments to NAMI National. He has 40 years of managerial and administrative experience with the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Florida State University.

Cindy Foster: A active member since September 2013, she joined NAMI-Tallahassee after attending a Family-to-Family class. A frequent attendee of Board meetings, she is familiar with the Board functions and a frequent volunteer the affiliate's Saturday Socials. She looks for opportunities to contribute to the NAMI mission and is an advocate in the community, focusing on children, adolescents and the public and private school systems. She recently completed the NAMI Basics instructor training, as well as End the Silence -- both NAMI signature education programs.

Matt Lieberhaut: He is a proud husband and father of two young boys, and native of Broward County, Florida. He graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University and completed his JD at FSU College of Law. He practices disability, elder, and family law. He is a member of Leadership Tallahassee Class 28. He founded and serves as Vice-President of the non-profit organization, TallyTIES. He serves on the Board of Directors of Big Bend Cares as well as a Guardian ad Litem in the Second Judicial Circuit of Florida. He is eager to help NAMI Tallahassee expand its reach in our community.

Dick Stephens: A NAMI-Tallahassee member for over 15 years, a Family-to-Family teacher since 2001, and the advocacy coordinator for Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) since 2005. He served as the NAMI representative to the Mental Health Advisory Board for the entirety of the existence of that body, and currently represent NAMI-Tallahassee on the Leon County Public Safety Coordinating Council. He also volunteers as a Guardian Advocate, and was a member of the Apalachee Center's FACT Advisory Board for over 5 years, including 2 years as chair. He believes that a Board position would allow the creation of a more direct and sustainable connection between NAMI Tallahassee and it's community partners. He has a Master's degree in Genetics, retiring from state government after 30 years.

Pat Stephens: A NAMI member for 15 years. Her service to the affiliate includes coordination of the Family-to-Family education program (2001-2013) and editor of the website, establishing the NAMI microsite in 2011. She is also a certified state trainer for new teachers of the Family-to-Family program. She was executive director for the Leon County Unit of the American Cancer Society (1987-2001);program administrator for The Florida Bar(1990-2001);and executive director for The Florida Association for Women Lawyers (2001-2008). Other community service includes president of the following organizations - - Kate Sullivan Elementary School PTA (1984-86); LeMoyne Art Foundation (1991); Museum of Art Tallahassee, which merged into the Mary Brogan Museum (1993); and the 621 Art Gallery (2001).

Marsha Slade: A NAMI member for 10+ years, she has served as NAMI-Tallahassee's recording secretary for the past 2 years. She is a certified Family-to-Family teacher and has taught and assisted with classes since 2003. She is a graduate of Florida State University and works at the Department of Health. Prior to that, she was a dental hygienist and taught dental hygiene. Marsha is married to Fred Slade and has one grown daughter.

Doris Strong: Mrs. Strong has served as the affiliate's Sharing Hope Coordinator for three years. She has also occupied the position of vice-president on the Board of Directors.

Ann Waltz: A NAMI member more than 3 years and is a recent graduate of Family-to-Family. She has been employed with the Florida Department of Health, Leon County Health Department, for 29 years, working as a Nursing Program Specialist since 1995. She graduated summa cum laude, Florida State University, School of Nursing, in 1978.


Community Services and Support
Support Group
Rotation of Volunteers Information and Referral Line
NAMI "Basics" Education Program
CIT Training Liaison
(Law Enforcement Crisis Intervention Training)
Family-to-Family Education Coordinator
Health Fairs
Sharing Hope Education Program
Community Relations  
Multicultural Outreach
  Public Policy and Advocacy
Speaker's Bureau

Affiliate Presidents:  

Faye Barnette    1989-1994
Betty Arnold   1994-1995
Sylvia Howell 1995-1996
Mimi Livingston   1997-1998
David Greenberg 1999
Mimi Livingston   2000-2003
Ron Reynolds 2004
Dayle Coxen 2005
Doug Knowles 2006
Faye Barnette 2008-2009
Collin Haley 2010
Mary Bowers 2011
RoseAnn Scheck   2012-2013

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