NAMI Northern Virginia Staff, Volunteers, and Board of Directors
NAMI NORTHEN VIRGINIA STAFF
President & CEO: Jeanne Comeau
Ms. Jeanne Comeau is passionate about improving the lives of individuals living with a mental health condition, educating and supporting family members and friends, and raising awareness in our community. She has combined her passion for helping to empower others with her technical background and business experience to help NAMI Northern Virginia fulfill its mission and vision since joining the the organization in 2009.
Program Director: Kristen Marks, MSW
Ms. Kristen Marks, MSW, joined NAMI Northern Virginia in 2010 and is responsible for the coordination, development, and implementation of all NAMI Northern Virginia education and support programs. In 2013, she received the NAMI Peer-to-Peer Leadership Award for her outstanding program leadership. Kristen received her Masters in Social Work at the University of Michigan.
Program Coordinator--Classes & Groups: Esther Lee
Ms. Esther Lee served NAMI Northern Virginia as an intern and volunteer before joining our staff in 2014. Esther received her Bachelors in Public Health from James Madison University. Esther coordinates NAMI Northern Virginia's education classes and support groups.
Program Coordinator--Presentations: Laura Makl
Ms. Laura Makl joined NAMI Northern Virginia in March, 2016, as an Advocacy Volunteer and helped coordinate youth programs and events. She received her BA in Psychology from Connecticut College in 2012. Laura coordinates our community education presentations.
Financial Coordinator: Ash Prasad
Mr. Ash Prasad retired from a successful career in Information Technology, largely in a non-profit organization. He is an Electrical Engineer with a strong background in financial management, project management, corporate communications and computer applications.
Financial Administrative Assistant: Novita Sulistio-Perrier
Ms. Novita Sulistio-Perrier is an experienced analyst with expertise in accounting and grant management.
Family Support Partner Coordinator: Anita Harrington
Ms. Anita Harrington joined NAMI Northern Virginia in 2014. She coordinates Family Support Partner Services, provided to youth and families in partnership with Fairfax County and Loudoun County.
Family Support Partners provide support to youth and families through peer support services.
Family Support Partner: Nataly Quintanilla
Ms. Nataly Quintanilla joined NAMI Northern Virginia in 2014.
Family Support Partner: Julia Ahumada
Ms. Julia Ahumada joined NAMI Northern Virginia in 2014.
Family Support Partner: Linda Falkerson
Ms. Linda Falkerson joined NAMI Northern Virginia in 2015.
Family Support Partner: Terry Williams
Ms. Terry Williams joined NAMI Northern Virginia in 2016.
Family Support Partner: Tanya Byington
Ms. Tanya Byington NAMI Northern Virginia in 2016.
Family Support Partner: Ruth Brunelli
Ms. Ruth Brunelli joined NAMI Northern Virginia in 2016.
NAMI NORTHEN VIRGINIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
William (Bill) Schurter, PhD, Chair
Don Long, Vice Chair
Lauren Blackwell, Secretary
Booz Allen & Hamilton
School Counselor, Loudoun County Public Schools
OFFICE VOLUNTEERS AND INTERNS
Database Assistant: Jessica Ji
Administrative Assistant: Julie Lee
Advocacy Assistant: Victoria Yang
Connection Support Group Facilitators
Family Support Group Facilitators
In Our Own Voice Presenters
Ending the Silence Presenters
Parents and Teachers Allies Presenters
Help Line Volunteers
Community Outreach Team
Monthly Meeting Volunteers
Annual Walk Volunteers
Youth Leadership Council
BUSINESS LEADERSHIP CIRCLE
Business Outreach Director, NAMI Northern Virginia
Software Engineer, CA Technologies
Abraham Gogel, CPA
Consulting Manager, Cordia Partners
James Nelson, Realtor
Long and Foster
Senior Manager, Security Relations, Macerich Corporation
Director of Business Development, Cordia Partners
Director of Business Development
North Spring Behavioral Healthcare
Mia Johnson, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Lambda Kappa Omega Chapter (Fairfax)
Monica Hutcherson, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Psi Rho Omega Chapter (Loudoun County)
William Schurter, Business Outreach Director, NAMI Northern Virginia
Joe Pettit, NAMI Northern Virginia Family Support Group Leader and Concerned Fairfax member
Tracey Carpenter, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Chi Beta Omega Chapter (Falls Church)
Garret Hamilton, Director of Business Development, North Spring Behavioral Healthcare