b'NAMI Tennessee 2020-2021 Board of DirectorsExecutive Committee Regional RepresentativesAllen Bartels West TennesseePresident Ramsay ClarkinitiativesaregearedinparttothosesufferingfromSylvia Phillips Dianne Young anxiety or depression related to the pandemic that mayImmediate Past President Sheriff John Mahrnot have been concerned about mental health previously.Middle TennesseeWe also have been invited to speak to media as well asTerry Bridges Alexis Hunnicuttorganizations and corporate environments in support ofVP Middle Jim Briggs mental health awareness.John Mehr Mark KulhanekNAMITennesseerespondedtoaffiliatesbyincreasingVP West East Tennesseesupport.WenowoffervideoconferenceseverytwoRichard (Dick) Baxter Donna Maddoxweeks with topics such as Improving Helpline Response,Parliamentarian Ron MortonDiversityandInclusion,aswellasdevelopingnewAnn Taylor Holley Kasthuri Gomathinayagamleadership.Treasurer Peer Leadership Council The staff, located throughout Tennessee, now meets overNancy Killen Representativezoom every two weeks to provide support for each otherSecretary Dr. John Tetzelias well as to focus on the NAMI Tennessee mission. WePresidential AppointeesneverwouldhavedreamedthatwewouldbeofferingAt-Large RepresentativesFamilytoFamilyteachertrainingonline,butwehaveGinger Naserilearned that necessity is the mother of invention.Dr. Cynthia RectorTheconditionsduringthepandemichavebeenNAMI Tennessee Staffchallenging, however we can be proud of our movement toward mental health awareness and encouraging earlyJeff Fladen Denise Stewart Rachel Wilsoninterventionandself-carewhilealsomaintainingcoreExecutive Director Volunteer EducationYouth Engagement services such as support groups, caregiver education, andRoger Stewart Coordinator Coordinatoradvocacy.Deputy Director Alisa LaPoltBrenda Stacey-ScottWe are thankful for the continued support that has enabledSusan Ezzell Director of Policy andRegional Coordinatorustocontinueourwork.Thisincludesvolunteers,aFinance Coordinator Advocacy Mary Simsdedicated staff, a committed board, donors and sponsors,Lisa Giaramita Kim Rush King Affilaite Support and a government (state and federal) that continues toFinance CoordinatorCIT Coordinator Coordinatorprioritizementalhealth.WehavelearnedthatwewillAssistantAnna Collinsneed to continue to be flexible to a changing environmentDavid Gumina Development while simultaneously staying true to our roots. Office Manager Coordinator'