Barb Solish | NAMI

Barb Solish

<b>National Director, Office of Innovation</b></br>
Senior Leadership Team

National Director, Office of Innovation
Senior Leadership Team


Barb Solish is the National Director in NAMI’s Office of Innovation. She is passionate about mental health awareness, education, and advocacy, especially after the loss of a friend to suicide. Barb’s lived experience developing a mental health condition as a young person also motivates her to focus on improving outcomes for young people with mental

health concerns. Previously, Barb led NAMI’s youth and young adult initiatives team, developing new resources for kids, teens, young adults, educators, and caregivers. She also led the creation of new initiatives, including the virtual version of the NAMI Ending the Silence presentation program for middle school students and NAMI Next Gen, NAMI’s young adult advisory group.


Prior to joining NAMI, Barb worked with organizations, executives, legislators, and political candidates to hone their strategic messaging. Barb served as the Communications Director and Deputy Manager on former Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s first-term campaign, as a strategic communications manager for Los Angeles’ winning bid for the 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, and as an advisor to over a dozen congressional candidates at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. 

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