Our Team

 
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Julianne Carbin Executive Director Mon–Fri, 8–3 julianne@namiwisconsin.org Julianne manages the operations of the organization. She ensures that work is carried out in line with the organizational mission, vision and strategic plan.

Julianne Carbin
Executive Director

Mon–Fri, 8–3
julianne@namiwisconsin.org

Julianne manages the operations of the organization. She ensures that work is carried out in line with the organizational mission, vision and strategic plan.

Creativity and change inspire me. In my work, I get to step back and look at all of the pieces, negotiate different ways to fit them all together, then draw on the talents of my awesome team to help carry out our shared vision. It is so fulfilling to see how much we can accomplish when things click and we all work together.
— Julianne Carbin

Nate Schorr Associate Director Mon–Fri, 8–4 nate@namiwisconsin.org Nate supports our 33 local affiliates and builds our membership. He provides individualized technical assistance to affiliate leaders to help grow their capacity and ensure sustainability.

Nate Schorr
Associate Director

Mon–Fri, 8–4
nate@namiwisconsin.org

Nate supports our 33 local affiliates and builds our membership. He provides individualized technical assistance to affiliate leaders to help grow their capacity and ensure sustainability.

I attribute so much of who am to the people who surround me, which is why I feel so fortunate to be working with the everyone in the NAMI community. My job gives me the opportunity to support so many talented and passionate people who are truly dedicated to making a difference. Being able to work with such a remarkable group of leaders continues to inspire me each and every day.
— Nate Schorr

Mary Kay Battaglia Program Coordinator M, T & Th, 8–4 marykay@namiwisconsin.org Mary Kay assists in coordinating statewide program trainings in addition to providing affiliate support and managing membership.   

Mary Kay Battaglia
Program Coordinator

M, T & Th, 84
marykay@namiwisconsin.org

Mary Kay assists in coordinating statewide program trainings in addition to providing affiliate support and managing membership. 

 

I have spent countless hours volunteering for things I feel passionate about. I understand and appreciate those who dedicate their time to the cause of NAMI. I am so fortunate to be a part of a program that focuses on education, support and outreach for mental illness thru so many dedicated volunteers. I look forward to supporting and helping all affiliates increase mental health awareness and support within their own community.
— Mary Kay Battaglia

Jamie Gurgul Public Relations & Events Coordinator Mon–Fri, 8–3 jamie@namiwisconsin.org Jamie increases NAMI’s visibility throughout the state. She works to expand our public relations and social media presence and brings leaders together at statewide education and outreach events.

Jamie Gurgul
Public Relations & Events Coordinator

Mon–Fri, 8–3
jamie@namiwisconsin.org

Jamie increases NAMI’s visibility throughout the state. She works to expand our public relations and social media presence and brings leaders together at statewide education and outreach events.

I believe that talking openly about mental illness is the key to ending the stigma. I’m ecstatic to be a part of team that does so much good for surrounding communities. By creating hope and promoting recovery, I truly believe we can make a difference in the lives of many
— Jamie Gurgul

Crystal Hester Advocacy Director   Mon–Fri, 9–4 crystal@namiwisconsin.org Crystal coordinates our advocacy efforts. She advocates on state level issues, strengthens our grassroots advocacy efforts and provides information and referrals to individuals seeking support. 

Crystal Hester
Advocacy Director
 

Mon–Fri, 9–4
crystal@namiwisconsin.org

Crystal coordinates our advocacy efforts. She advocates on state level issues, strengthens our grassroots advocacy efforts and provides information and referrals to individuals seeking support. 

When you are in the moment of dealing with a difficult situation, it can be hard to see the bigger picture around you. Advocacy is a way of helping not one, but hundreds or even thousands of consumers and families at once. I find being a part of state and local change a highly rewarding job. By teaching advocacy skills to others, I am able to empower them with the best tools possible to go out and create their own change in their communities.
— Crystal Hester

Stacey Mohr CIT/CIP Program Director Mon–Fri, 8–4 stacey@namiwisconsin.org Stacey supports the expansion of CIT and CIP statewide. She works to bring communities together to address crisis responses through the framework of Crisis Intervention Team initiatives. She also works in partnership with the WI Dept. of Corrections to implement CIP training for correctional officers.

Stacey Mohr
CIT/CIP Program Director

Mon–Fri, 8–4
stacey@namiwisconsin.org

Stacey supports the expansion of CIT and CIP statewide. She works to bring communities together to address crisis responses through the framework of Crisis Intervention Team initiatives. She also works in partnership with the WI Dept. of Corrections to implement CIP training for correctional officers.

As I develop and expand the CIT/CIP trainings, I see communities all over the state come together for a common goal, implementing knowledge and change. Through this education, we are eliminating harm to individuals and their communities in crisis situations, promoting safety, and in turn, changing the way we view mental health and eliminating stigma. What a rewarding, empowering and inspiring cause to be a part of.
— Stacey Mohr

VIsit the CIT/CIP website powered by NAMI Wisconsin to learn about Wisconsin's newest Crisis Intervention initiatives!


Carol Mitchell Rybak Youth Program Coordinator Monday, Thursday, Friday carol@namiwisconsin.org Carol is the lead on development, coordination and implementation of youth outreach, advocacy and public education programs statewide including NAMI on Campus and high school clubs that will raise mental health awareness through the voices of our youth.

Carol Mitchell Rybak
Youth Program Coordinator

Monday, Thursday, Friday
carol@namiwisconsin.org


Carol is the lead on development, coordination and implementation of youth outreach, advocacy and public education programs statewide including NAMI on Campus and high school clubs that will raise mental health awareness through the voices of our youth.

Our youth are the experts on their own experience and bring valuable insight into issues that matter to them. I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of an organization that sees this potential and to be a catalyst in developing a safe forum for students to raise their voices. It is their voice that has the power to improve mental health awareness and reduce stigma in their schools and communities.
— Carol Mitchell Rybak

With Special Thanks to Our

Board of Directors

Michael Newton, President

Rob Golub, Vice President

Katherine Rybak, Secretary

Seth Conard, Treasurer
 

Executive Committee Members At Large

Chris Finnell
Jessie Uttke

 

Members at Large

John Battaglia, MD
Dorothy Thompson
Jennifer Kleinert, RN
Kelly Kruse
Ricky Muhammad
 


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Our Volunteers are the Heart and Soul of NAMI

Bob Fox, Membership and Office Volunteer

Lindsey Johnson, Administrative Volunteer

Michael Calabrese, Office Volunteer

Nancy Abraham, Office Volunteer

Carol Grogan, Office Volunteer

 

Get Involved with NAMI

NAMI Wisconsin is always looking for great people to help achieve our mission of improving quality of life and promoting recovery. Contact us today and we will help you find a role that most interests you. Thank you for your interest in helping NAMI Wisconsin's important cause.

Leah Rolando Advocacy Intern Monday, Wednesday, Friday leah@namiwisconsin.org

Leah Rolando
Advocacy Intern

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
leah@namiwisconsin.org

“As the NAMI Wisconsin advocacy intern I am thrilled to be a part of a team that is committed to educating the public, training families and groups, and increasing access to help for people who live with mental illness. Awareness surrounding mental health issues and equitable access to quality mental health services, I believe, are social justice issues and affect individuals of all different identities. I want to be a part of the voice that will break down stigma and speak hope into people’s lives.”
— - Leah Rolando