NAMI National Board of Directors
Nancy Carter is president of the Urban Los Angeles affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Her responsibilities include educating, supporting and advocating for the rights of the mentally ill and their families in
A native of
Ms. Carter is most proud of her work in the field of mental health. When a family member was diagnosed with manic depression twelve years ago, she became an active family advocate for persons with brain disorders. From 2003 until 2005, she served on the California State Board of NAMI. Ms. Carter was elected to the NAMI National Board of Directors in June 2006. She now works full time for NAMI Urban Los Angeles. Her primary areas of interest at both the county and national level are multi cultural outreach, criminal justice reform and children’s issues. Ms. Carter is well known in the
Ms. Carter is a certified Family-to-Family education teacher for NAMI and has graduated over 150 students from her classes in the last three years. She is also a NAMI certified trainer for mental health providers. She conducts support groups, workshops and presentations for the public at local churches, schools and county agencies. Ms. Carter has developed and taught workshops in the areas of foster parenting, probation sensitivity and cultural competency.
Ms. Carter received the 2004 Family Advocate award for her dedicated service to the citizens of
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