NAMI Virginia Board Members are dedicated people committed to support, education, and advocacy to our local, state, and national community.
NEW! 2018 Board Elections
March 1, 2018: NAMI Virginia’s Board of Directors is now accepting nominations to fill three vacancies. New Directors will be elected and announced at our Annual Meeting in Richmond on Saturday, June 2, 2018; more information on the annual meeting will be posted soon. The length of term for a member of the Board is three years and begins upon election at the Annual Meeting. Self-nominations are acceptable. Nominations received will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee, and candidates will be contacted by Nominating Committee members as part of the vetting process. To be considered by the Nominating Committee, please submit a Nomination Form AND a brief resume by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 5, 2018. Send these documents to email@example.com with “Board Nomination” in the subject line. If you do not have access to email, fax your completed form and resume to (804) 285-8464. For more information about the duties and responsibilities of a NAMI Virginia Board member, please read our 2018 Board Recruitment Open Letter.
2017-2018 Board of Directors
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
Consumer Affairs: Jenn Giles (Chair), Becky Graser
Education and Programs: Jenn Giles (Chair), Rich Shelton, Cristy Corbin, Steven Dixon
Finance: Rich Shelton (Chair), Becky Graser, Bill Phipps, Damien Cabezas, Peter Nicewicz
Fundraising: Rich Shelton (Chair), Becky Graser, Steve Dixon
Membership and Affiliate Relations: Rob Reed (Chair), Sandy Mottesheard, Bill Phipps
Nominating: Sandy Mottesheard (Chair), Becky Graser, Jenn Giles, Leondra Burchall
Public Affairs: Lynda Hyatt (Chair), Peter Nicewicz, Varun Choudhary, Rob Krupicka, Leondra Burchall