Senior Systems Manager
Internal Strategy and Support
Liz Norton has more than a decade of experience coding, programming and supporting technological systems. In addition to working at NAMI, she actively volunteers with NAMI Virginia and NAMI Northern Virginia, focusing on work with youth and young adults.
Liz is a program leader for NAMI Family-to-Family, NAMI Peer-to-Peer and NAMI Ending the Silence; a state trainer for NAMI Parents & Teachers as Allies; and a national trainer for NAMI Ending the Silence. She holds a B.A. in Russian studies from The College of William & Mary, along with minors in computer science and psychology.
What piece of your work at NAMI are you most proud of?
I’m proudest of my leadership in NAMI Ending the Silence. Knowing how to recognize and handle mental health challenges would've been life-changing for me in high school, so I’m really pleased to give young adults a chance to learn about mental health early in life. I openly speak about living with obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as what it’s like having friends and family with mental health conditions. Since 2013, I’ve presented to 1800+ young adults and trained 20 presenters and 14 state trainers.
What’s something about you that would surprise others?
Surprising facts about Liz:
1. I own a bearded dragon named Gojira
2. I speak Russian
3. I know a bit of Irish dance and a bit of kempo karate.