We are excited that Lisa Heddens has joined our team as the new NAMI CI executive director. Her experience as a legislator, strong background in disability services, and mental health advocacy work will help us to provide great resources to individuals in our community living with mental illness and their families and friends. Lisa has a passion for assisting people in need of services, but who may not know what resources are available and need support to get the help they deserve.
As a parent of a child with an intellectual disability, Lisa can relate to struggles that individuals and families face and she is committed to supporting, educating, and advocating for this population. Click on the link below for access to the Tribune’s interview with Lisa.