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:
HANNAH ENTNER: Co-President. : Hannah is a senior studying rehabilitation psychology on a pre-occupational therapy track. She loves yoga, baking, Grey's Anatomy, and Instagram;). Hannah joined NAMI because she has always been passionate about mental health and supporting others who are struggling; "As a freshman I knew that NAMI would be the supportive environment I needed as I worked through my own struggles and it has continued to be that light for me ever since. Now I'm glad I have the chance to give back to the organization."
SAM POWELL: Co-President. : Sam is a senior studying neurobiology and working towards a certificate in criminal justice. She likes helping people and is hoping to attend med school in the future. She loves outdoors, reading, and watching Netflix with friends. Sam realized the importance of a sense of community, advocacy, and education after joining NAMI and she is excited to be involved in changing the conversation surrounding mental illness on campus.
AMELIA DOW: Chief Communications Officer. Amelia is a sophomore studying psychology. She loves photography, watching movies, painting and spending time outdoors. She likes lending support to people when they need it, and wants to become a counseling psychologist. She joined NAMI to learn ways that she can become a better resource to people with mental illness. “The welcoming and accepting environment you’ll find at NAMI-UW is incredible, and I’m grateful to be a part of it.”
LILY FRANTZ: Marketing Director/Treasurer. Lily is a sophomore Pre-Nursing student.She loves spending time with her friends, dogs, and listening to music.Lily very is passionate about increasing mental health awareness and being there for others.NAMI is a place she feels she can be herself, not worried about judgement or shame.“Having supportive relationships is so important in one’s mental health journey and I’m excited to be about of that within NAMI.
KENIA LINK: Outreach Coordinator/Bandana Project Director. Kenia is a sophomore who loves hunting, traveling, trying new foods, making playlists, and going to concerts! Kenia is involved with NAMI because she is passionate about being there for people and she sees mental illness as such a prominent issue in our world; "I think the stigma associated with mental illness needs to be diminished, and the best way to do that is to get involved with NAMI.. to advocate, educate, and support those with mental illness."
NATALIE HAMMER: Event Coordinator. Natalie is a junior majoring in Elementary and Special Education. In her free time she loves to be outdoors, cook and spend time with friends and family. Natalie got involved in NAMI because it's a welcoming and supportive space where she can learn more about mental health to help herself and others; "Mental health is such a big part of who I am, so one of the major reasons I joined was to help educate others to end the stigma behind it as well as support people in their journeys with it."
SKYLAR BUTENHOFF: Volunteer Coordinator.
TAMAR HALAMANN Fundraising Coordinator.
NATALIE HAMEISTER WiChat Coordinator. Natalie is a Psychology and Social Welfare double major. Her interest in pursuing a career involving mental health care was affirmed when she began volunteering as a crisis counselor. As an extension of that work, she is particularly excited to lead the peer support group, WiChat. Crime shows, caffeine, and hiking tend to be the highlights of her days. Natalie's end goal is to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
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