About NAMI Oklahoma
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Oklahoma was founded in 1985 by a small group of family members of people with mental illness.
Today, NAMI OK has eight affiliates throughout the state that facilitate support groups, conduct education programs, and send speakers out into the community to increase understanding and bring awareness of mental illness and to share the message that treatment can be effective.
Our mission: NAMI Oklahoma, in partnership with its Affiliates improves the quality of life for individuals and families affected by mental illness through support, education and advocacy.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Reggie Hines, Past President
Clark Grothe, President
Stephanie Stuckert, Secretary
Laressa Beliele, Ph.D.
Jim Orsi , Treasurer
Susan Knox Kopta
Bio coming soon!
Director of Operations
Andrea, aka Andi, is the Operations Director for NAMI Oklahoma. She has been employed with NAMI Oklahoma since October 1997. She manages finances, human resource functions and more. Andi has a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Business Management and a Paralegal Degree. She has also had specialized training in Nonprofit Standards of Excellence and Non-profit leadership and finance. Andi has worked in the non-profit community for 25 years while also contracting to do business management, Human Resources and Bookkeeping for other local businesses. She finds that the most rewarding part of her work is being able to provide hope and to tell people, "You are not alone" when someone in need of help approaches NAMI.
Angela Parsons is our Program Coordinator for Nami Oklahoma. Angela has earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in Family Studies & Gerontology and Master of Business Administration from Southern Nazarene University.
Angela has worked with foster families and children in multiple positions for the most of the past 17 years. Her extensive background working with families, children, and young adults has allowed her to experience the impact that mental illness can have on individuals, youth and families.
Paula is our Director of Affiliate Relations. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her position and has Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, a Master's Degree in Guidance & Counseling, and a Master’s Degree in Administration. In her position with NAMI Oklahoma, she is able to share resources and provide hope to families that are looking for support. She especially enjoys supporting families and schools that have been struggling to help a child with a mental health condition be successful.
Director of Affiliate Relations
Rose is the Children’s Behavioral Health State Coordinator. She works from her office in Tulsa, OK. She genuinely loves her job and being able to encourage families and provide resources and connections to those who need them. Should anyone want to contact her for resources, information or simply support she can be reached at 918-587-6264 or by email.
Children's Behavioral Network