Manager, Fund Development and Events
Darcey Mamone started her career with NAMI at the local level, working for eight years at NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania, where she managed communications and development initiatives including their NAMIWalks program. She joined the national office in early-2016 to help grow the NAMIWalks program across the country.
Previously, Darcey worked in both nonprofit and PR agency settings and ran the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Pittsburgh. She holds a B.A. in communications from Point Park University and a professional certificate from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business. She serves on the Board of Directors of Public Relations Society of America, Pittsburgh.
What piece of your work at NAMI are you most proud of?
NAMIWalks empowers people to share their personal and family stories of mental illness, often for the first time. This can be a life-changing experience for that person—it was for me. I feel privileged to be part of an organization that inspires this type of courage, hope and healing.
What’s something about you that would surprise others?
I love getting my hands in the dirt! I have a huge garden that produces more vegetables than I could ever eat, and I enjoy sharing them with family and friends.