Executive Director - Rebecca Kiessling
Rebecca Kiessling is passionate about creating communities that are stigma-free, advocating for real change, and breaking down barriers to resources that can improve the lives of people, families, and communities affected by mental illness. Before joining NAMI, Rebecca worked extensively with nonprofits for almost 20 years. During her career, she has testified before Congress, received national awards for strategic communications, and built nationwide grassroots coalitions for advocacy. Most recently, she was the managing director of a nonprofit with chapters in the US and throughout the world, helping further the education of medical students. A long-time resident of Northern Virginia, Rebecca has degrees from the George Washington University and from Georgetown University, as well as a certificate in Leadership and Management from Harvard Business School.
Program Coordinator - Classes & Groups: Esther Lee
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 - Youth Programs: Megan Souza
Megan Souza earned her M.A. from Tufts University in Child Studies and Human Development. She coordinates NAMI Ending the Silence presentation program to help bring mental health education, awareness, and hope to students, parents, and school staff throughout Northern Virginia.
Program Coordinator; Philanthropy & Communications Associate: Lee Duffy-Ledbetter
Lee Duffy-Ledbetter has years of experience in mental health education and advocacy, having previously coordinated a national mental health awareness and suicide prevention program. Lee earned his master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland, and coordinates our NAMI In Our Own Voice program to change attitudes, assumptions, and ideas about people with mental health conditions.
Business Operations Manager: Veronica Sholin
Veronica Sholin is an experienced bookkeeper, providing bookkeeping and finance support to NAMI Northern Virginia. In addition to her background in bookkeeping, Veronica holds a PhD in Physics.
Board of Directors
Tania Romanoff, Chair
Foreign Service Officer, US Department of State
Dan Scheinkman, Vice Chair
Vice President - Compensation, Benefits, and Well-Being, Freddie Mac
Stephanie Lesko, Secretary
Senior Strategic Communications Advisor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Heather Rose-Glowacki, Treasurer
Director, Chemical and Industry Dynamics, American Chemistry Council