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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Deputy Director

Alexia Worsham, Deputy Director, is a family member who found information and support at NAMI meetings in San Francisco and the East Bay area in the 1990s before moving to the South Bay area…Alexia is an active volunteer with local non-profits and political groups…

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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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NAMI Warmline Help Desk Manager

Sarah Prabhu began volunteering at NAMI Santa Clara County by teaching NAMI Basics classes, facilitating the Transition Age Youth (TAY) family support group, a faith-based parent support group called Parents of Vision (FaithNet Model) & working one day a week at Warmline Help Desk…

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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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Coordinator for NAMI Basics/Family to Family Education & Connections Peer Support Group

Barb St. Clair became a NAMI volunteer in 2012 after attending the Family to Family class. It had such a positive, significant impact on her and her family that she knew she wanted to help educate and support other families. She joined the NAMI SCC staff in 2017.

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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 Coordinator

David DeTata has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from San Jose State University and an MBA from Golden Gate University. After many years in an accounting career, David has found his best direction and passion in employment in the Mental Health field, because of his first-hand lived experience with the illness…

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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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