Chief Development Officer
Strategic Alliances and Development
During his 25-year career at NAMI, Chuck Harman has served the organization in various senior roles including communications, corporate relations and development. Since 2013, he has led NAMI’s Strategic Alliances & Development team. In this role, he oversees individual, foundation and corporate fundraising, as well as strategic partnerships. He is also a member of the executive management team.
Chuck earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from West Virginia University, where he currently serves as an adjunct faculty member. He also completed a certificate program in nonprofit health care at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of five peer-reviewed journal articles and one textbook chapter on patient advocacy.
What do you wish more people knew about NAMI?
We constantly hear how NAMI has changed, or in some cases saved, a life. I hope that every person living with mental illness, and their families, knows that NAMI is here for them wherever they are on their journey.
Who inspires you?
NAMI members inspire me. People living with mental illness and their families are heroes; their resilience, determination and advocacy are daily reminders of NAMI’s vital mission.