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 Executive Board

President: Diane Zell

Vice President: Stefanie (Fannie) Griffin

Secretary: Richard Bowles

Treasurer: Greg Schroeder

**Assistant Treasurer: Carol Lichtensteiger

Family Advocate: Georgiana Schuster

Peer Advocate: Asako Kinase-Leggett

Board Member at Large: Carolyn Thompson

Board Member at Large: Keisha Taylor

** NAMI Champaign is looking for an Assistant Treasurer for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

These roles are open to be filled by NAMI Champaign members who share the mission of NAMI Champaign County to improve the lives of individuals and families challenged by mental illness through influencing public policies, providing up-to-date education and support programs, and increasing public awareness and understanding of mental illness. Executive Board roles are all volunteer. Email info@namichampaign.org to learn more.

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

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

NAMI signature program facilitators are all volunteer roles and have taken evidence based National Alliance on Mental Illness facilitator trainings to be certified to lead their respected mental health education program(s) and/or support group.

NAMI Champaign welcomes NAMI Champaign County (IL) members to submit facilitator applications if they would like to be trained in a NAMI signature program. To learn about the steps to take to coordinate a program, contact us.

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Liaison: Richard Brandt

Librarian: Bev Schweighart

Membership: Carolyn Thompson

F2F Program Coordinator(s): Nancy Carter, Lyndon Goodly

Website/Social Media: Volunteer role (seeking volunteers)

DEI Committee Chair: Asako Kinase-Leggett

Community Education Chair: Georgiana Schuster

Roles listed above are all volunteer. Looking to join a committee? NAMI Champaign has many to choose from. Email info@namichampaign.org with the subject line “Join a Committee” to learn more.

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.