Internal Strategy and Support
Cassandra Frazier is a seasoned office coordinator with over 20 years of experience. She arrived at NAMI wanting to continue on her path of helping others. Cassandra started giving back at the early age of 17 as a volunteer with the American Red Cross. She later went on to study childhood development at the University of the District of Columbia. After teaching second grade for a little over two years, she made the choice to leave teaching after the birth of her daughter.
A lifelong resident of the Washington, D.C. area, she previously held the position of Senior Coordinator for Rachael's Women's Center, a counseling residence in D.C. for homeless women. Cassandra has and continues to volunteer at several places around the area such as SOME (So Others May Eat) and the D.C. Food Bank. Cassandra is committed to making a difference wherever she goes.
What do you wish more people knew about NAMI?
I wish people knew more about the programs NAMI has to offer. I was surprised to learn that they play a major role in not only providing assistance, but spreading the word and raising awareness.
Who inspires you?
Inspiration comes to all of us in so many different ways. My inspiration is derived from my grandmother. When she was alive, she guided me through some of life’s hardest lessons. She is the reason I made the choice to reach out and offer help to those in need. I miss her very much, but I also know that she is extremely proud.