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NAMI Staff Directory

Kimberly Knake

Executive Director
Kimberly Knake is the Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Metro Suburban Chapter.
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Katelyn Potempa

The Living Room Manager
Katelyn Potempa joined NAMI Metro Suburban in August 2020 as The Living Room Manager.
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Shelly Lustrup

Director of Recovery Support Services
Shelly Lustrup joined NAMI Metro Suburban in July 2016 as Director of Recovery Support Services.
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Joe Zuzich

Community Education Manager
Joe Zuzich is NAMI Metro Suburban’s Community Education Manager and earned his master’s degree in social work from Dominican University in 2011.
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Nora DeLuca

Marketing & Outreach Manager
Nora DeLuca join in August 2021 as Marketing & Outreach Manager to publicize our support services through social media, news publications, in-person events and physical advertisements.
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Alexia Villarrue

Community Health Worker
Alexia joined NAMI in October of 2021 as the Community Health Worker. Alexia will predominately be working out of our Summit Living Room and will be supporting all of the surrounding communities
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Sean O’Connor

Drop-In Center Coordinator
Sean joined NAMI Metro Suburban in March 2019 and has been the Drop-In Center Coordinator since June 2021
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NAMI's Board of Directors

Rev. Meredith Onion


Adam Hellebrand

Vice President

Nancy O'Brien


Mary Stimming


Patrick Chambers

Honorary Board Member

Maureen Brennan

Board of Directors

Carey Carlock

Board of Directors

Rachel Clarke

Board of Directors

Shanan Essick

Board of Directors

Chante' Gamby

Board of Directors

D'Arcy Lavin

Board of Directors

Michelle Luburic

Board of Directors

Sergio Rodriguez

Board of Directors

Zina Smith

Board of Directors

Carmen Soldato

Board of Directors