ARLINGTON, Va., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kevin B. Sullivan, J.D., of West Hartford, Conn. has been re-elected to a second term as president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) by the organization's board of directors.
Sullivan is Commissioner of Revenue of the State of Connecticut. He previously served as the state's lieutenant governor and president of the state senate.
Keris Myrick, Ph.Dc., of Pasadena, Calif. was re-elected as first vice president.
New officers elected by the board are:
- Henry Acosta M.A., M.S.W, L.S.W. of Plainsboro, N.J., second vice-president
- Ralph Nelson, Jr., M.D., of Visalia, Calif., secretary
- Jim Payne, J.D. of Falls Church, Va., treasurer
NAMI's membership re-elected Myrick and Ron Morton, M.A. of Knoxville, Tenn. to three-year terms on the board.
New board members elected are Janet Edelman of Columbia, Md. and Marilyn Ricci of Canton, Conn.
NAMI's board elections were held at the organization's recent national convention, July 7-9 in Chicago.
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. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.
SOURCE National Alliance on Mental Illness