ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NAMI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mary Giliberti offered the following statement on the appointment today of Anita Everett, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the U.S. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
"This is great news for everyone affected by mental illness."
"Dr. Everett will bring a wealth of leadership experience and clinical expertise to help SAMHSA meet challenges at every level."
"She is a longtime NAMI friend and values the role of individuals and families in treatment and in policy. She is a grassroots psychiatrist who knows the mental health care system from the ground up. She understands the needs of individuals, families and communities and will be a wonderful addition to the SAMHSA team."
"NAMI warmly congratulates Dr. Everett. We look forward to working with her to move mental health care in America forward."
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.