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Colleen Duewel is the national director of the education, training and peer support center at NAMI. She oversees NAMI’s signature education programs, including Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, NAMI Basics, Provider Education, In Our Own Voice and Parents and Teachers as Allies, as well as the support programs NAMI Connection and the NAMI Family Support Group.
Before coming to NAMI, Ms. Duewel was with Inova Health System, directing the community health education programs. Through these programs she worked to develop, implement and evaluate education and support programs designed to meet the needs of individuals, families, health professionals and employers. She created ongoing evaluation processes to gather outcome and process data to maintain and improve program quality. Her experience includes web development, e-learning, survey design and analysis, evaluation and ROI calculations.
Ms. Duewel’s previous positions at Virginia Hospital Center, Northern Virginia Family Services and the American Heart Association have allowed her to serve as advocate and liaison to address the needs of target populations through coalition building with relevant agencies and partners. She has a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina.