On this episode of Solutions host Cheryl Hawkins speaks with Stephanie Rosen the Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Montgomery County.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Montgomery County (NAMI MC) was established in 1978 by five local families, seeking to support each other and to educate others about mental illness. With little insight easily available, harsh existing approaches to treatment, and few current support services available, the movement of families and caregivers seeking to cope with the mental illness of their loved ones grew across the nation.
A true grassroots movement, this national effort grew and changed names several times over the years to today becoming the largest grassroots mental health organization in the country. NAMI MC predates the national organization (based in Arlington, VA) and provides a large array of different classes and support groups for individuals – and family members of those individuals – living with a mental health condition. All classes and support groups are offered free of charge.
Stephanie is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing NAMI MC’s strategic plan for achieving and expanding the organization’s mission. She is responsible for fiscal management and budgeting, and mission alignment and she reports regularly to the Board of Directors to ensure proper Board governance.
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