Executive Director

Kathy Forward, Executive Director, 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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Development Director and NAMIWalks Manager

Shanna Webb has 20 years of experience in private, government and nonprofit sectors. She brings enthusiasm, leadership, and lived experience to NAMI Santa Clara County. She is responsible for NAMIWalks Silicon Valley, outreach communications, social media management, and grants research…

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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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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 Peer Mentor Program Manager

Lourdes became a NAMI volunteer for the Spanish classes in 2015, and continues supporting in the Spanish Support Group. Diagnosed in 2001 with depression and anxiety, she found that as a volunteer in the Latino community, she would help others in understanding mental illness while supporting their loved ones. She has a B.A. in Psychology…

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Peer PALS Manager

Laura Paulson is the Peer PALS Advisor at NAMI SCC. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a small private practice in Sunnyvale. After taking the NAMI Provider Education Course, she knew immediately that she wanted to be part of an organization that helps so many people in the community…

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Coordinator for NAMI en Español

Erika Álvarez Hernández, Coordinator for NAMI en Español, has been an assistant of the Persona-a-Persona and Familia-a-Familia classes. Erika has had a mental health diagnosis for 17 years and is currently recovering.

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