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NAMI Announces Two New Additions to NAMI Executive Leadership

Katrina Gay named Chief Development Officer, Sean Stickle named Chief Information Officer

4/23/2021

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)  is excited to announce the promotion of two of its staff members to new executive leadership positions within the organization. Katrina Gay was promoted to Chief Development Officer and Sean Stickle was promoted to Chief Information Officer.

“I’m proud to announce that Katrina Gay will be NAMI’s new Chief Development Officer,” said NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr. “She is experienced, innovative, and tackles every day with a refreshing level of energy, passion and commitment to NAMI’s mission.”

Katrina Gay has served in multiple capacities during her roughly 25-year tenure at NAMI, most recently as the National Director of Strategic Partnerships. She has experience in managing national campaigns, has been creative in developing and executing innovative initiatives and has built a network of NAMI Ambassadors that continues to grow. Gay has secured crucial funding, in-kind support and has worked consistently to ensure the funders see the results of their investment in NAMI.

“I am happy to announce that Sean Stickle will be NAMI’s new Chief Information Officer,” Gillison said.  “Sean’s skillset, leadership, attention to detail and hunger to advance NAMI’s mission across the Alliance will serve NAMI well.”

Sean Stickle comes to NAMI from Solar United Neighbors, where he served as Vice President of Growth, leading a cross-functional team including information technology, communications, marketing and volunteer engagement. Previously, Stickle was the Chief Strategy Officer at the Physician Assistant Education Association, Director of IT at the North American Meat Institute and Manager of IT at the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence. Stickle is a U.S. Navy Veteran.