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.
TYRA GUTSCHOW: VICE PRESIDENT. : Tyra is a junior studying human resources and business management. She loves running, weightlifting, and baking! Tyra became involved in NAMI because she knew it was her calling to advocate for mental health and stop the stigma around mental illnesses; "NAMI is like a little community on this huge campus; it brings a sense of belonging."
BROOKE BEHLMER: Chief Communications Officer.
LILY FRANTZ: Treasurer.
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.
HANNAH McGRAW Marketing Director. Hannah is a junior in Materials Science and Engineering. In her free time she enjoys writing and listening to music and hiking. Hannah joined NAMI because she is passionate about ending the stigma around mental heath issues and because it was an organization very important to her Grandma. "I love being around people with such a positive outlook on mental health, it's a very positive culture to be a part of."
TAMAR HALAMANN Fundraising Coordinator.
WILL SKALECKI WiChat Coordinator.
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