Founded in 1977, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the largest non-profit grassroots mental health organization in the United States. NAMI-UW is one of a hundred NAMI on Campus Clubs dedicated to bringing the NAMI mission to colleges around the nation. We are an all volunteer student run organization consisting of about 50 members primarily serving the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
National Alliance on Mental Illness at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a growing student organization comprised of student advocates, student consumers, and student supporters! We provide resources, education, support, and promote advocacy for all things mental health related on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and in our community. Please explore our website for all things NAMI-UW!
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM:
PHIL PAPE: President, Senior pre-nursing student. Phil intends to pursue a carer in psychiatric nursing after leaving UW-Madison. When he isn't spending his time starring on stage in 4 musicals (he played the lead in THREE of them thank you very much) he is spending time using naturalistic play therapy with children with Autism. Phil loves playing sports and socializing with friends. He's always there to talk, and you might even get to hear some cool stories about his year spent living in Canada!
TAYLOR DEMPSEY: President, Junior Pre-Nursing student. Taylor loves yoga, traveling, spending time with friends and family and meeting new people. She spent her summer abroad in Cambodia working with disadvantaged communities and hanging out with elephants in sanctuaries. She's excited to chat with you about her travels or anything you wish to chat about, so come get to know her during office hours or during other NAMI events!
HANNAH GLASRUD: VICE PRESIDENT, Junior studying psychology. With her degree, she intends to fulfill her passion of bringing hope and healing to those in crisis. She recently completed an internship at a therapeutic-style preschool in Minnesota. When she's not studying, Hannah loves to cook, craft, and practice yoga. She loves meeting new people and will never turn down a good conversation, so come visit her office hours!
TERESA TURCO: Treasurer, Senior, majoring in Economics with a math emphasis and Psychology. She plans to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology and to eventually work as a therapist and researcher. Currently, she is a research assistant in two psychology labs on campus and works at the Hoofers office at Memorial Union. Teresa loves waterskiing, dogs, and TED talks.
CONLIN BASS: Outreach Coordinator, Junior, Neurobiology major. He's a member of the Letters and Science Honors Program and just spent his summer studying abroad in Costa Rica and hitting the ground running with The Bandana Project. He enjoys groovy music and lots of time with friends and family. If he's not watching The Office, Parks and Rec, or 30Rock, you could find him playing soccer or playing hide and seek with his two border collies.
MILES LOGAN: Fundraising Coordinator, Bio coming soon!
MACKENZIE HALL: Event Coordinator, Senior, majoring in Human Development and Family Studies. Mackenzie hopes to have a career as a nurse anesthetist following her undergraduate studies. She loves to travel and hopes to one day visit every continent. She is obsessed with dogs, especially corgis and is definitely going to have some Dogs On Call events coming your way this year. Keep an eye out for when you can get your next puppy snuggle!
LEXI FRERKS: Volunteer Coordinator, Senior, Human Development and Family Studies student. Lexi plans to pursue a career as a nurse after graduating from Madison. Lexi currently works for WINStep Forward, nonprofit that provides scholarships for students to go to India to conduct research and as a CNA. Lexi spent the past summer working at these two jobs, as well as volunteering at a hospital. When she isn't working, Lexi enjoys traveling, biking, and being outdoors.
MORGAN GALD: Marketing Director, Junior, majoring in Neurobiology and Psychology. After graduation, Morgan plans to pursue a PsyD program in hopes of becoming a Child Psychologist. Morgan just finished an internship with NAMI-Dane County and started working in a psychology research lab. When she isn't busy with school or work, she enjoys baking, watching Netflix, and spending time with her family and friends, including her pets at home!
KELLY WELDON: WiChat Coordinator, Senior, majoring in Biology and Psychology with a certificate in Gender and Women's Studies. Kelly loves to backpack, eat ice cream, run, and hang out with her friends and family. She hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and continue advocating for those with mental illness. Come talk with her during her office hours or WiChat!
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