August 1, 2005
Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia, M.D., of Pennsylvania is New NAMI Board President
New Board Members Also Elected from California, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and South Carolina
Arlington, VA – Delegates to the recent national convention of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) in Austin, Texas elected four new members to the organization’s board of directors, along with one incumbent, to three-year terms.
NAMI also inaugurated a new executive committee leadership team, with Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia, M.D. of Beaver, Pennsylvania chosen to succeed Margaret Stout of Iowa as president of the 16-member board.
"NAMI has tirelessly advanced the cause of persons with mental illness, their families and friends for over 26 years," Vogel-Scibilia said. "We look forward to more successes in the coming years involving our goals of advocacy, support, education, and research."
A clinical psychiatrist, Vogel-Scibilia operates an independent mental health clinic. She has had bipolar disorder since the age of fifteen.
Vogel-Scibilia, is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at Western Psychiatric Institute and serves on the faculty of two community hospitals. She stays very active leading local peer education and support groups and acts in an advisory capacity for national organizations.
"Since I am a consumer, a family member and a provider," Vogel-Scibilia said, "I reflect the broad perspective that NAMI brings to our important advocacy movement."
NAMI Executive Leadership
Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia, M.D., Pennsylvania, President
Fredrick R. Sandoval, New Mexico, First Vice President
Betsy Smith, Connecticut, Second Vice President
Jim Dailey, Kentucky, Treasurer (reelected)
Anand Pandya, M.D., New York, Secretary
Newly Elected Board Members
Sheila Amdur, Connecticut
Carol Caruso, MCAT, Pennsylvania
Guyla Daley, South Carolina
H. Richard Lamb, M.D., California
Incumbents (through 2006 or 2007)
Xavier Amador, Ph.D., New York
Steve Feinstein, Ph.D., Kansas
Fred Frese, Ph.D., Ohio
Mindy Greiling, Minnesota
Risdon Slate, Ph.D., Florida
Gloria M. Walker, Ohio
Eileen White, South Dakota
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