About NAMI Central Virginia

NAMI Central Virginia is a local branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a grassroots organization.

In 1980, the late Bertha Emroch and the late Ceal Bloch founded the Richmond Area Schizophrenia Foundation. The organization was later renamed the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Central Virginia, to be an affiliate of both the Virginia Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI-VA) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). In 1998, all Alliance affiliates were renamed to reflect the name recognition of the national presence of this grassroots organization.

Our Purposes:

Family Support

To provide emotional support, fellowship, and information for parents, relatives, and friends of those with mental illness, as well as for consumers themselves.

Advocacy

To support the rights of persons with mental illness. To work for a comprehensive, nondiscriminatory system of care for those with mental illness.

Public Education

To reduce stigma by providing education about mental illness to the public. To provide mental health education to peers, family members, and caregivers.

Housing

To promote the establishment of non-profit, structured, and therapeutic residential facilities for persons with mental illness.

Research

To support research and study relating to the treatment and care of children, adolescents, and adults with chronic mental illness. To inform the membership about new medications.

Board of Directors

Board Meetings

Board meetings take place on the first Thursday of every month from September to June at 6:00 PM.
All board meetings are open to the public.

Location

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
6004 Three Chopt Road Richmond, VA

Board of Directors 2016-2017

President – Sherwood Atkins

 

1st Vice President – Tessa Shuk


2nd Vice President – Gloria Green

Treasurer – Arnold Woodruff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary – Patti Fields

Jim Kochany

 

Pamela Wooldridge

 

Angela Harris

 

Mike Parker

Darryl Matthews

Patrice Beard

Linda McCleod

Colin Connelly

Michael Joynes

Lynn DiChristina

 

 Chairs

Administrative: Sherwood Atkins
Advocacy: Tessa Shuk
Consumers/Community Support: Colin Connelly
Education: Lynn DiChristina
Faith: Colin Connelly
Fundraising: Mike Parker
Handbook: Kathy Harkey
Hospitality: TBD
Membership: Gloria Green
Telephone WarmLine: Betty Miller

 

Life Members

Elizabeth Brockman
Helen Foster, M.D.
Hugh McGuire
Doris Roberts
Raymond Roberts

Past Presidents

Bertha Emroch
Joseph Mason
David McKinney
Camilla Miller
Mary Louise Trusdell
Suzanne Wiltshire
Robert Trusdell
Doris Roberts
Robin Wintzer
Don Ford
Deborah Michael
John Baumann
Kathy Harkey
Joy Rowsey
Mike Francisco
Rick Stuller

Reports

  • Form 990
  • Form 102
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Budget
  • Annual Report