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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Warmline/Help Desk 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 working one day a week at Warmline Help Desk. Now, as the Warmline/Help Desk Manager, she supports the Warmline Help Desk staff and works to find resources to help people seeking support and information.

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Community Peer Program Coordinator

Kristin Colino, our community program coordinator, is a mental health advocate serving the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) for 20 years as…

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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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Social Media & Assistant Events Coordinator

Sarah Merrick, Social Media & Assistant Events Coordinator, grew up in Santa Clara County. She is responsible for Social Media and helping plan events and fundraising including NAMIWalks. Sarah has the first-hand experience with mental health/ illness and has had a passion for advocating since helping found a program in high school to help decrease…

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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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Connection Recovery Group Coordinator

Rafal comes from Poland where he received his B.A. equivalent in acting from the famed Polish Film, Television and Theater Academy.  In 1997 he also received an M.F.A. from UCLA. In 2017, following a mental breakdown, he was diagnosed with multiple mood and learning disorders, after living with them since childhood.  He is a bachelor,…

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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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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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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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FaithNet Team

Cindy McCalmont is a United Methodist pastor, having had the privilege of serving churches in both rural and University communities. In addition to working now for NAMI FaithNet..

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