NAMI Virginia Board Members are dedicated people committed to support, education, and advocacy to our local, state, and national community.
President: Peter Nicewicz, J.D.
Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1st Vice President: Sandy Mottesheard
Retired and Community Volunteer
2nd Vice President: Rob Reed, Esq.
Attorney, Allen & Allen
Secretary: Lynda J. Hyatt, PhD
Executive and Clinical Director, Gateway Homes
Treasurer: Rich Shelton
Good Neighbor Community Services
At-Large Member: Becky Graser
Coordinator, Peer Recovery Centers
At-Large Member: William (Bill) Phipps, LCSW
Chief Operating Officer, Magellan Complete Care of Virginia
Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities
Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Behavioral Health
Varun Choudhary, M.D.
Medical Director, Magellan of Virginia
Family Support Partner, United Methodist Family Services
Steven Dixon, PhD
Vice President for Behavioral Health for Virginia, Optum
Veteran, U.S. NAVY and Community Volunteer
Small business owner, entrepreneur, & public affairs professional
Administrative: Peter Nicewicz (Chair), Sandy Mottesheard, Rob Reed
Education and Programs: Jenn Giles (Chair), Rich Shelton
Finance: Rich Shelton (Chair), Becky Graser, Bill Phipps
Fundraising: Rich Shelton (Chair), Becky Graser
Membership and Affiliate Relations: Rob Reed (Chair), Sandy Mottesheard, Bill Phipps
Nominating: Sandy Mottesheard (Chair), Becky Graser, Jenn Giles
Public Affairs: Lynda Hyatt (Chair), Peter Nicewicz, and Varun Choudhary