Welcome to NAMI | East Bay  
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Who We Are


     We are a local grassroots organization offering support, education and resources to families who have a loved one with mental illness (such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress, etc).

     The presence of mental illness in a family brings new challenges to both family mmbers and the individuals experiencing the illness. On behalf of both families and consumers, we also see our mission as advocating for system changes.

We are here for you - you are not alone.

     We're one of four NAMI affiliates in Alameda County and part of the state and national organizations. Located in Albany, we welcome members and participants from Alameda County and West Contra County.

     This is an all-volunteer organization, with an office/meeting space but no paid staff. We are funded solely through memberships and donations.

Our board members are individuals who are family members, consumers and involved community members who want to support and give voice to the many issues surrounding the presence of mental illness in a family: 

President - Liz Rebensdorf
Vice-President - Margot Dashiell
Secretary - Tommie Mayfield
Treasurer - Trish Hackemack

Stella Allison

Deborah Johnson

Ed Herzog

Marcela Sabin

Isabel Zaror

Sue Logan

Carla Wilson

Lindsay Schachinger

Michael Godoy


Advisory Committee
Marian Gold
Hurricane/Jackye Winn
Rev. Joyce Parry Moore
Mujahidun Sumchai

Irene Moran - newsletter mailing
Tom Thomas, newsletter production and speaker notes

Background: Our chapter of the American Schizophrenia Association was founded in 1965 and incorporated as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization in 1967. In 1981, we affiliated with the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, which became the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and broadened our support and advocacy to include all the serious mental illnesses.

What's New @ Nami - East Bay
Mar 6, 2018

 Wednesday, March 14 - support group for families of adults, 7:00 - link to What We Offer

Tuesday, March 20 - support group for families of youth and young adults, 7:00 - link to What We Offer

Wednersday, March 28 - general educational meeing with discussion on Housing Options with experienced panel of providers.  Discussant list is being updated.  See current information under What's New.


NAMI EastBay, 980 Stannage Ave, Albany, CA 94706. (By appointment)
Phone: 510-524-1250 | Email: namieastbay@gmail.com