National Alliance on Mental Illness
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About Us

What is 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. 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.

For 31 years, NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore has established itself as one of the most active NAMI affiliates. NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore and dedicated grassroots leaders work together to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy, and support group programs for people living with mental illness and their loved ones.  Many of the national NAMI signature programs were piloted at NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore. We continue to develop innovative resources and community education tools that transform the lives of families and individuals living with the debilitating effects of mental illness.


Sherry Welch, Executive Director:

Trina Brooks, Program and Services Director:

Caitlin Mulrine, Communications Director:

Julianne Mills, Volunteer Coordinator:

Alec Van Dyke, Communications Assistant:

Brian Edwards, Community Outreach Coordinator:

Duane David, Administrative Assistant:


President: Michael Teitelbaum, Managing Partner, Right Source Marketing;

Vice-President: Lawrence S. Conn. Esq., Principal, Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones, P.A.;

Secretary: Ghoncheh “G” Mossanen: Business Manager, Carmax;

Treasurer: Jennifer A. Rock, CPA, Audit Manager, Gross Mendelson and Assocs., PA;

Dainelle N'keeta Clark, NAMI Metro Baltimore, Volunteer;

Faith B. Dickerson, Ph.D., Director of Psychology, Sheppard Pratt Health System;

Robert H. Dyer Sr., Certified Financial Planner, Compass Financial Group;

Phil Grantham, Principal, Curtis Hall Partners;

Robert N. Grossbart, Esq., Office of Grossbart, Portrey&Rosenberg, PA;

Glendora Hughes, General Counsel, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights;

Steve Manekin, CPA, Ellin and Tucker;

Terry McGuinness Hollon, Program Manager, University of MD, Baltimore;

Dawn Motovidlak, President & CEO, Business Health Services

Timothy H. Moran, Ph.D., Director, Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine;

Mary E. O’Byrne, Esq., Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC;

Lin Romano, Deputy Director, GEDCO;

David E. Waite, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney;