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AspenPointe names NAMI-CS Executive Director
2013 Hero of Mental Health
Congratulations to NAMI-CS Executive Director Lori Jarvis-Steinwert on her selection as the 2013 Hero of Mental Health. Lori accepted the award on Tuesday, October 15, at a luncheon at the Broadmoor. AspenPointe honored Lori for being a community member who champions whole-person wellness and spearheads efforts to curb stigma and advance treatments for mental illness. Lori was also recognized for the tremendous job she has done in educating our community about NAMI and the vital services we provide. Lori’s remarks at the luncheon can be found here.
NAMI- CS Announces Schedule for Fall Support Groups
For Complete Details see attached flyer.
NAMI-CS announces new Board President Dan Zarecky
The NAMI-CS board of directors has confirmed Dan Zarecky as its new president. Dan is the chief operating officer at Peak View Behavioral Health, a 92-bed acute psychiatric hospital that treats adolescents, adults and seniors. “After 24 years of working in behavioral health, I’ve seen that NAMI can positively impact the lives of those who live with mental illness and their families. We can lessen the stigma of mental illness, and I see NAMI making that happen.” See press release.
Zarecky replaces Judy Ostenberg, who served as board president since May 2012. Prior to serving as board president, Judy volunteered in the office, as a Family to Family teacher, program director and board member. We thank Judy for her many years of dedication and service.
Please call the NAMI-CS office for upcoming dates and times for all our educational courses! (719)473-8477
NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.