Meet NAMI's Senior Leadership Team
Strong leadership and visionary thinking have built NAMI into the nation's leader in mental health support, education and advocacy. NAMI's senior leadership team sets the strategic direction of the organization and supports our passion for improving the lives of the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions and their families.
Mary Giliberti, J.D., Chief Executive Officer
Prior to becoming chief executive officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Ms. Giliberti served as a section chief in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read more.
Cheri Villa, M.P.A., Chief Operating Officer
During her 20+ years as a nonprofit leader, Cheri has served as Executive Director and in Executive Management roles for a number of human service organizations in Northern Virginia. Cheri has extensive experience effectively leading organizations through large scale change and growth. Read more.
David Levy, Chief Financial Officer
David Levy is the Chief Financial officer of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He is responsible for the financial function of the organization, including all aspects of accounting, financial reporting, investments and risk management. Read more.
Charles R. Harman, Chief Development Officer
Harman establishes and maintains relationships with other non-profit health organizations, corporations and trade associations. Read more.
Susan Gaffney, National Director, Field Capacity & Governance
During Susan's 20+ years as a nonprofit leader, she has focused her efforts in service of people who are too often disenfranchised—those living in poverty, recent immigrants, youth and the elderly and individuals impacted by mental illness. Read more.
Katrina Gay, National Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Katrina Gay oversees strategic and operational communications initiatives including leadership oversight of website relations, media relations, public relations and marketing initiatives and publications. Read more.
Valerie Hunter, National Director, Organization Development & Talent Management
Valerie challenges our staff to think and perform in ways that widens our lens. She uses systems thinking, creative problem solving and leadership coaching (among her hundreds of other tools and skills) to spark breakthrough conversations, bringing our learning and interactions to life. Read more.
Angela Kimball, National Director, Advocacy & Public Policy
Angela Kimball is responsible for overall leadership of NAMI’s mental health policy and advocacy initiatives. Ms. Kimball brings expertise in grassroots advocacy campaigns and policy, as well as a drive to build a movement that fights inequities and champions solutions for people living with mental health conditions and families. Read more.
James Stewart, National Director, Internal Strategy & Support
James Stewart is the National Director for Internal Strategy & Support. He is responsible for overall leadership and governance for cross-functional teams with a focus on information technology, data analytics, meetings and events, office services and employee engagement. Read more.
Ken Duckworth, M.D., Medical Director
Dr. Duckworth is double board certified in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. He has also completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship. Dr. Duckworth is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard University Medical School, and has served as a board member of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. Read more.
Ronald S. Honberg, J.D., Senior Policy Advisor, Advocacy & Public Policy
Mr. Honberg oversees NAMI's federal advocacy agenda and NAMI's work on legal and criminal justice issues. Read more.