Other Board Members and Officers Elected
ARLINGTON, Va., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Kevin B. Sullivan, J.D., of West Hartford, Conn. was elected president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) by the organization's board of directors at its recent national convention in Washington, D.C.
Sullivan is president and CEO of The Children's Museum of Connecticut. He previously served as Connecticut's lieutenant governor and as president of the state senate, where he championed mental health care. He has served on the NAMI National Board for three years.
Said Sullivan, "It's a great honor to be NAMI's new national president. At a time when state mental health budgets are under attack all across the nation, my top goal is to give an even stronger voice to people and families living with mental illnesses. Treatment works, saves money and saves lives."
Other board officers elected for 2010-2011 are:
- Keris Myrick of California as first vice president,
- Sheila Amdur of Connecticut as second vice president,
- Carol Caruso of Pennsylvania as secretary, and
- Guyla Daley of South Carolina as treasurer.
New board members elected at the convention on July 1-3 are:
- Moe Armstrong of Connecticut,
- Linda Jensen of Nebraska,
- Ron Morton of Tennessee, and
- Mike Weaver of North Carolina.
Incumbents re-elected were:
- Clarence Jordan of Tennessee, and
- Clarice Raichel of Louisiana.
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization, representing individuals and families affected by serious mental illness. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities, engaged in support, education and advocacy.
SOURCE National Alliance on Mental Illness