Judy Gardner grew up in Detroit, Michigan and graduated for the University of Michigan – Dearborn with a degree in Education, with a certificate in Training Design and Development. She spent 9 years after college working in Alexandria, VA in the non-profit sector. After returning to Michigan divorced with two children in tow, Judy landed a job in county government as her passion has always been to serve others. She’s prides herself on building cohesive teams and creating work environments where differences are celebrated. Other hobbies include interior decorating and gardening. She is the current executive director for NAMI Washtenaw County.
Family Education Coordinator
Penney has been a contributing member of NAMI for the past 12 years and remains active as the main contact person for Family to Family programming since 2008.She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and has previously retired from General Motors. Her passions include all things art, traveling and the great outdoors. She serves in support of her son who lives with Bipolar Disorder.
Financial Administrative Coordinator
Mary Pope joined the office staff at NAMI Washtenaw County two years ago as Administrative Financial Coordinator bringing her experience in Business and Accounting from Grand Valley State University. She handles memberships, fundraising, and generates financial reports for the treasurer and board.
Marketing & Development Coordinator
As our newest member of staff, Maria brings her work experience in nonprofit tech startup and a B.A. in International Affairs from Vesalius College (Brussels, Belgium). She works to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness by crafting the NAMI Washtenaw branding. Under her responsibilities is the new website, public outreach and grant writing.
Having lived with mental health challenges since she was 8 years old, Barb has a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology and is committed to the NAMI mission to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through support, education and advocacy. Her years of service with NAMI have made her into an expert on the history of our organization in Washtenaw County. If you call the NAMI Washtenaw office (734-994-6611) you will most likely speak with Barb.
Peer-to-Peer Resource Coordinator
Alayna has been the Peer-to-peer Resource Coordinator since March 2015. She procures and transports supplies and food, along with set up and clean up for the P2P classes. She also records information for P2P program coordinators. She enjoys working for NAMI not only because of the responsibilities, but also supporting the P2P program to provide knowledge, support and advocacy for those who take our classes.
Patricia Doyle and her husband Jim live in support of a loved one with a brain disorder. She is a retired dental hygienist who became involved with NAMI after she and her husband took the 12 week Family to Family education class. She is presently volunteer coordinator and facilitates and is a state trainer for Family to Family. She enjoys traveling, entertaining family and friends , reading and gardening.