Home » About/Contact » Board of Directors

NAMI Virginia Board of Directors


NAMI Virginia is accepting nominations to the Board of Directors! Deadline to submit is Monday, April 6, 2015, 5:00 pm.

Please read the open letter for more information. Click here for the Nomination Form. To submit a nomination: send the completed Board Member Nomination Form AND a brief resume to the Nominations Committee by emailing Cristy Gallagher at cristy@potomaccurrents.com. The deadline to submit a Nomination Form and resume is 5:00 pm on Monday, April 6, 2015.  If you do not have access to email please fax your nomination form and resume to 804-285-8464. 


NAMI Virginia Board Members are committed to support, education, and advocacy to our local, state, and national community.

Executive Committee

President: Barbara Collins
Newport News
Community Volunteer

1st Vice President: Kristin Yavorsky, MSW
Director of Clinical Services, Virginia Supportive Housing 

2nd Vice President: Carolyn Wood
Virginia Beach
Office of Consumer and Family Services, Virginia Beach Human Services 

Secretary: Linda Gurley

Treasurer: Paul Wegkamp, CPA
Accountant, Internal Revenue Service

At-Large Member: Connie Nutter
Community Volunteer

At-Large Member: Becky Graser
Coordinator, Peer Recovery Centers


Sue Eller
Peer Support Specialist

Cristy Gallagher
Project Director, Milken School of Public Health, George Washington University

Cynthia Meyer, MMSW
Falls Church
Division Vice President of Behavioral Health Services, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) 

Peter Nicewicz, J.D.
Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness 

William Park, LCSW
Virginia Beach
Mental Health Clinician, Veterans Administration

Robert Reed, Esq.
Attorney, Allen & Allen 

James S. Reinhard, M.D.
Medical Director/Associate Director, Virginia Tech/Cook Counseling Center

James Winfield, Jr. 
Community Volunteer

Mary Zirkle
Clinical Director, WInchester Community Mental Health Center, INC.

Board Committees

Administrative Committee: Peter Nicewicz (Chair), Cristy Gallagher, Sandy Mottesheard, and Rob Reed
Membership and Affiliate Relations:
Rob Reed (Chair), Linda Gurley, Connie Nutter, and James Winfield
Paul Wegkamp (Chair), Becky Graser and Kristin Yavorsky
Cindy Meyer, Paul Wegkamp and Kristin Yavorsky
Public Affairs:
Cristy Gallagher (Chair), Peter Nicewicz, Jim Reinhard and Kristin Yavorsky
Call us:(804) 285-8264
Fax us:(804) 285-8464
HelpLine:1 (888) 486-8264
General administrative questions:namiva@verizon.net
HelpLine information & resources:info@namivirginia.org

PO Box 8260, Richmond, VA 23226-0260