ARLINGTON, Va., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has elected Steve Pitman of Orange County, California as board president of the national organization. Pitman is an independent insurance broker whose family has been affected by mental illness for over 50 years.
Election of board officers for 2016-2017 occurred at NAMI's national convention in Denver, July 6-9, following election of new board members by the organization's membership. Board members are elected for three-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms.
Officers President – Steve Pitman, California 1st Vice President – Lacey Berumen, Colorado 2nd Vice President – Adrienne Kennedy, Texas Secretary – Victoria "Vickey" Gonzalez, Illinois Treasurer – Bob Spada, Ohio
Newly-elected: Charma Dudley, Pennsylvania Shirley Holloway, Alaska Jacqueline Martinez, Massachusetts Barbara Ricci, New York Catherine "Carrie" Roach, Minnesota
Incumbent members elected to second terms Lacey Berumen, Colorado
Incumbent whose first term carries over to new board Jim Hayes, South Carolina
Incumbents whose second terms carry over to new board Janet Edelman, Maryland Ron Morton, Tennessee Marilyn Ricci, Connecticut Gloria Walker, Ohio
About NAMI: 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.