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Over the last several months, NAMI Racine County’s Board of Directors has undergone a robust process to identify opportunities for growth and sustainability.  One key outcome of that process is the hiring of a new leader.  The other part is the development of an operational plan focused on enhancing NAMI programs while continuing to pursue their vision of fostering a compassionate community through advocacy, education, support, and awareness.

NAMI’s Board of directors has officially announced their selection for Executive Director, Michelle Gehring. As of January 7, 2020, she will be assuming all day-to-day aspects of operations for NAMI Racine County. Previously, she was a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the past 10 years with a focus on clinical teaching and mental health. She also has experience working with underserved populations for the Mennonite Board of Missions in New York and Los Angeles. Michelle joins NAMI Racine County with a great deal of experience and tremendous passion for the NAMI movement. NAMI’s interim director, Jackie Hartley, will serve for the remainder of the year.