Our Team

 
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Nate Schorr Executive Director Mon–Fri, 8–4 nate@namiwisconsin.org Nate manages the operations of the organization. He ensures that work is carried out in line with the organizational mission, vision and strategic plan.

Nate Schorr
Executive Director

Mon–Fri, 8–4
nate@namiwisconsin.org

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

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

Chrisanna Manders Associate Director Mon-Fri, 8-3 chrisanna@namiwisconsin.org Chrisanna provides consultation, support, and technical assistance to local affiliates around the state. She also manages and tracks statewide memberships.   

Chrisanna Manders
Associate Director

Mon-Fri, 8-3
chrisanna@namiwisconsin.org

Chrisanna provides consultation, support, and technical assistance to local affiliates around the state. She also manages and tracks statewide memberships. 
 

“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work, it means to be in the midst of those things, and still be calm in your heart (~unknown).” This is a quote I live by, and is a kind of peace I believe to be possible for those affected by mental illness. I am beyond honored to be part of NAMI’s team of passionate, caring individuals to be here to support you, to help transform your negatives, and restore your hope! We are in this together, and you are not alone!
— Chrisanna Manders

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Jamie Gurgul Communications & Events Director 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
Communications & Events Director

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 Public Policy & Advocacy Director   Mon–Fri, 9–4 crystal@namiwisconsin.org Crystal directs 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
Public Policy & Advocacy Director
 

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

Crystal directs 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

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

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
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With Special Thanks to Our

Board of Directors

Rob Golub, President

Rick Muhammad, Vice President

Katherine Rybak, Secretary

Tenisha Grimmer, Treasurer
 

Executive Committee Members At Large

Chris Keenan
Jessie Uttke

 

Members at Large

Chris Schmaling
John Battaglia, MD
Lauren Keepers
Jennifer Kleinert, RN
Kelly Kruse
Lindsay Stevens


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Our Volunteers are the Heart and Soul of NAMI

Bob Fox, 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.