NAMI Elects Steve Pitman of California as National Board President | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Posted on July 19, 2016

New Board Members Are From Alaska, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania

ARLINGTON, Va., July 19, 2016The Board of Directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has elected Steve Pitman of Orange County, California as board president of the national organization. Pitman is an independent insurance broker whose family has been affected by mental illness for over 50 years.

Election of board officers for 2016-2017 occurred at NAMI's national convention in Denver, July 6-9, following election of new board members by the organization's membership. Board members are elected for three-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms.


President – Steve Pitman, California

1st Vice President – Lacey Berumen, Colorado

2nd Vice President – Adrienne Kennedy, Texas

Secretary – Victoria “Vickey” Gonzalez, Illinois

Treasurer – Bob Spada, Ohio



Charma Dudley, Pennsylvania

Shirley Holloway, Alaska

Jacqueline Martinez, Massachusetts

Barbara Ricci, New York

Catherine “Carrie” Roach, Minnesota


Incumbent members elected to second terms

Lacey Berumen, Colorado


Incumbent whose first term carries over to new board

Jim Hayes, South Carolina


Incumbents whose second terms carry over to new board

Janet Edelman, Maryland

Ron Morton, Tennessee

Marilyn Ricci, Connecticut

Gloria Walker, Ohio


About NAMI: NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. | |


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