Executive Director

Rovina Nimbalkar, Executive Director, brings an expertise in nonprofit leadership and a passion for mental health advocacy. Before coming to NAMI Santa Clara County, Rovina led diverse non-profit organizations that worked with vulnerable women, children, and families from different religious, socio-economic, and ethnic backgrounds.

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Consultant

Kathy Forward, Consultant, is a family member with several family members who have been diagnosed with mental illness. In 1997, she was fortunate to be in the first Family to Family, the Keys to Understanding, class for families in Santa Clara County dealing with mental illness…

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Administrative Manager

Stacy Badgis, Administrative Manager, grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from San Diego State University. She has more than 15 years of experience in marketing including, branding, advertising, promotions, media relations, strategic planning, event production, and team leadership…

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Programs Manager

Sarah Prabhu began volunteering at NAMI Santa Clara County by teaching NAMI Basics classes, facilitating the Transition Age Youth family support group, a faith-based parent support group called Parents of Vision, and volunteering one day a week at Helpline Help Desk. Now, as the Programs Manager…

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NAMIWalks Coordinator

Andres Florez, Walk Coordinator, was born in Bogota, Colombia and came to the U.S when he was 9 years old. He attended San Jose State University where he earned a Bachelor’s in International Business Management and a minor in philosophy.

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Volunteer/Outreach Manager

Stephanie is a native Californian and has spent the majority of her working career in high-tech  in the Silicon Valley.  Stephanie is passionate about mental health wellness and recovery

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Media Coordinator

John has created visual designs for consumer, training, education and sales & marketing projects with Apple, United Airlines, SGI and NASA. He has experience with innovative interactive prototypes for web & mobile devices. John’s specialties are user interface and interaction design, 3D and 2D graphics and animation, branding and identity, technical and editorial art, illustration,…

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Education Coordinator

Adela Arce grew up in Santa Clara County. Born to parents who emigrated from Mexico, Adela was raised in a wonderful Mexican community. Adela has been fortunate to give back to her community in varied ways, volunteering at family shelters, food pantries, church events, and as an ESL instructor. Adela also has over 25 years of broad experience in Administration and Management Support.

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Peer-to-Peer Class Coordinator

Barbara and her team are responsible for organizing and mentoring the Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education classes. She also participates in the In Our Own Voice Program, Consumer Advisory Council, and is a NAMIWalks Team Captain. Barbara strives to provide people with mental health challenges access to services and empowers them to manage their illnesses…

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Provider Course Coordinator

Greg Osborn grew up in Santa Clara County. He worked at several high tech companies including IBM and Intel Corporation in technical customer marketing. At the age of 35, he had his first psychotic break and was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder I. Greg has been the Provider Course Coordinator (and part of the teaching team) for the past seven years…

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Community Program Co-cordinator

Sara Swanson is a Community Peer Program Co-Coordinator with NAMI. She has been working with NAMI for 10 years. She is passionate for advocating for mental illness in her community and bringing warmth to those around her with her jokes and compassionate nature Attachments Sara Swanson (280 kB)

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FaithNet Lead Coordinator

Menbere T Abere, our FaithNet Lead Coordinator is a mother of two, a boy and a girl.  Menbere is from Ethiopia and moved to the US in 2016. Menbere joined NAMI Santa Clara County in September 2017 to take the family-to-family training because of the lived experience of her family members and she has been…

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Spanish Program Coordinator for NAMI en Español

Erika Álvarez Hernández, Coordinator for NAMI en Español, is living in recovery from a mental health condition that affected her life for 17years.

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Social Media Coordinator

Anh Tuan Nguyen, social media coordinator, is an aspiring therapist with goals of serving the youth of the Vietnamese-Catholic community. Having been a youth minister for 10 years, he’s worked closely with high school aged youth and college young adults leading youth retreats. He is now dedicating more of his time to raise mental health…

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