Barbara Thompson has a BA in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. In her role as Peer-to-Peer Coordinator, she and her team are responsible for organizing, supervising and mentoring the Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education classes. She also makes community presentations for NAMI’s In Our Own Voice Program. Additionally, she participates NAMI’s Community Peer Mentoring program. She also participates in our NAMIWalks regional steering committee and is captain of a NAMIWalks team. Barbara strives to provide people with mental health challenges access to services and empowers them to manage their illnesses.