About NAMI Champaign

We Have a Simple Mission

To provide education, support, and advocacy, to all persons living in our community who are affected by mental illness.

Founded in 1983, NAMI Champaign is the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grass-roots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.  NAMI is an all volunteer non-profit organization and has over 1,100 affiliates in communities across the country who engage in advocacy, research, support, and education.

Interim Executive Director

Teklii DeyKoontz, tekliid@namichampaign.org

NAMI Champaign County Board

President: Diane Zell

Vice President: Stefanie (Fannie) Griffin

Interim Secretary: Asako Kinase-Leggett

Treasurer:  Carol Lichtensteiger

Interim Assistant Treasurer: Greg Schroeder

Board Member at Large: Emma Dorantes

Board Member at Large: Mary Stahl

Family Representative: Georgiana Schuster

Peer Representative: Stephen Maguire

NAMI Family-to-Family Facilitators: 
Nancy Carter
Lyndon Goodly
Fannie Griffin
Donna Mayer
John Mayer
Debra Medlyn
Silvina Montrul
Mary Stahl
Diane Zell

NAMI Family Support Facilitators:
Nancy Carter
Gail Hudson-Hankins
Darla Kvidera
Donna Mayer
John Mayer
Debra Medlyn
Gina Valio
Diane Zell

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Liaison: Richard Brandt

Librarian: Bev Schweighart

Membership: Carolyn Thompson

Website: Cameron Groom & Angie Gruendl


The following are registered service marks of NAMI: In Our Own Voice, NAMI, NAMI Basics, NAMI Connection, NAMI Ending the Silence, NAMI FaithNet, NAMI Family & Friends, NAMI Family Support Group, NAMI Family-to-Family, NAMI Grading the States, NAMI Hearts & Minds, NAMI Homefront, NAMI Information Helpline, NAMI On Campus, NAMI Parents & Teachers as Allies, NAMI Peer-to-Peer, NAMI Provider, NAMI Smarts, NAMIWalks, NAMIWALKS and National Alliance on Mental Illness.