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.
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
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.
SOURCE National Alliance on Mental Illness