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1 Who or What is NAMI Durham and Why Might You Care? David Smith Past President NAMI Durham

2 Leadership: Executive Board President, Vickie Carpenter President-Elect, Linda Burkhart Vice President, Laura Yost-Grande Secretary, Sharon Barnes Treasurer, Pam Umstead Elected for two-year terms ( )

3 Other Board of Directors Positions Newsletter Editor Newsletter Production Chair Membership Chair Advocacy Chair Membership Chair MIAW Chair Professional Representative Consumer Representative Family to Family Coordinator TUW Durham Health Team Representative Four at-large members

4 Activities Past & Present Threshold Clubhouse Next Step Housing (12 units) Triangle Empowerment Center (drop-in peer support) Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training

5 Activities Past & Present Family to Family twice a year Monthly newsletter, 270 circulation Monthly education meetings Monthly board meetings Semimonthly support meetings for consumers and family members Namidurham.org – “microsite” on the national web site

6 Activities Past & Present Annual Legislative Breakfast “out of the shadow” screening and panel discussion Choices in Recovery presentation MIAW – distribute 10,000 bulletin inserts to churches, etc.

7 Participation Past & Present NC and National Conferences NAMI NC Board Advocacy in Raleigh, Washington Team Participation in NAMIWalks Consumer and Family Advisory Committee (CFAC) Area Mental Health Board

8 Partnerships NAMI Orange and Wake MHA Durham and Orange Partners for a Healthy Durham Triangle United Way Durham Health Team Wake Tech and Durham Tech Janssen Pharmaceutica

9 Affiliate Strategies Make bylaws consistent with NAMI principles and actual practice Recruit constantly for people power and diversity (age, gender, race, ethnicity, relationship to MI) Delegate, delegate, delegate Always say yes to a volunteer Apply for 501(C)3, bulk mail, TechSoup, grant support

10 Durham-Orange 29th Annual Legislative Breakfast Sponsors: NAMI Durham & Orange, MHA Durham & Orange, Threshold, Club Nova, Caramore Community, Chrysalis Foundation Keynote Speaker: Lee Smith Q&A session with legislators County commissioners and city council members also invited

11 Durham-Orange 29th Annual Legislative Breakfast Issues: insurance parity, affordable housing, community-based crisis and long-term services, jail diversion, police training Key point: Triangle Area legislators are mostly with us – we need to reach the rest of the state


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