Interim Chief Executive Officer: Summer Parrish
Summer is the Interim-CEO of NAMI Northern Virginia. She has nearly 25 years' experience in fundraising, development, and public relations, mostly in health and human services in the Greater DC Region. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and holds a master's degree in Literature from Marymount University as well as a certificate in Planned Giving from UC Davis. She is passionate about laughing with her family, learning through travel, and good coffee.
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 - Youth Programs: Megan Souza
Ms. 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: Lee Duffy-Ledbetter
Mr. 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 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
Ms. 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
Melinda VanLowe, Chair
Dan Scheinkman, Vice Chair
Vice President - Compensation, Benefits, and Well-Being, Freddie Mac
Stephanie Lesko, Secretary
Communications Consultant, U.S. AbilityOne Commission
Jason Benedict, Treasurer
Consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLP