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Convention to Honor NAMI Leaders

Jun 18 2009

Arlington, VA—The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will present more than 20 awards at its national convention in San Francisco, July 5-9, 2009, honoring exemplary leadership at the national, state and local levels. Below is a partial list that includes only NAMI leaders. Detailed information and additional awards can be found on pages 8-10 of the convention program that is now available on the NAMI Web site.

Distinguished Service Award
Stella March
NAMI Greater Los Angeles
NAMI Founder and StigmaBuster coordinator

Outstanding NAMI Member
Roscoe Swann (posthumous)
NAMI Prince George’s County (MD)

Outstanding State Organization
NAMI Minnesota

Outstanding Local Affiliate
NAMI Central Ozarks(MO)

Consumer Council Ken Steele Award
Denver Nobles
NAMI Louisiana

Consumer Council Exemplary State Award
NAMI Florida

NAMI Veterans Council “Courage Under Fire” Award
Marlene Warnke
NAMI North Dakota

Family-to-Family Leadership Award
Brenda Piper
NAMI North Carolina

Peer-to-Peer Distinguished Service Award
Rose Marie Delaney
NAMI Florida

In Our Own Voice Distinguished Service Award
Deborah Karr
NAMI New Hampshire

Philip and Sarah Francoeur Award (Housing)
NAMI southwest Louisiana

Multicultural Outreach Award
Jackie Lukitsch
NAMI St. Louis