Meet Our Team

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Staff

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Katie Mahoney, MSW

INTERIM CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Pronouns: she/her

Katie has worked for NAMI Seattle since 2015, overseeing all volunteer-led community programs for individuals and families impacted by mental health conditions, as well as NAMI Seattle’s leadership and professional development trainings. She holds an MS in Social Work from the University of Texas and has 15+ years of community programming experience in reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, racial justice education, and empowerment self-defense.

Jeremiah Bainbridge

INTERIM CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Pronouns: he/him

Jeremiah served on the Philanthropy and Policy Committee as a member of the NAMI Seattle board of directors in 2018. He has worked in mental health advocacy as a presenter for the NAMI In Our Own Voice program and served as a moderator at the NAMI Washington 2018 conference. Before joining NAMI Seattle, Jeremiah volunteered as a grant writer for LifeDesigns in Bloomington, Indiana, and as a networking assistant for New Leaf – New Life, an anti-recidivism organization supporting formerly incarcerated persons. Jeremiah has a BA in Anthropology from Indiana University.

Gabi Augustamar

COMMUNITY RESOURCE COORDINATOR

Pronouns: she/they

Gabi has a B.S. in Social Science from Portland State University. They are passionate about decriminalizing mental health, adequate access to mental health care, and how trauma impacts communities of color. In the future, Gabi wants to become a therapist to support people in healing as a form of liberation. In their free time, they love showing people the hidden gems of Seattle and trying new food!

Katie Knoll

DEVELOPMENT & OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Pronouns: she/her

Katie joined the NAMI Seattle team in July 2020. She has a BA in writing from the University of Washington Tacoma, and believes in storytelling as a tool for positive change. She has a background in office management, and has worked as a volunteer with adult English language learners. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her cats.

Vince Medrano

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Pronouns: he/him

Vince Medrano is a Master of Social Work student at the University of Washington, Seattle campus. Prior to joining the nonprofit world in Washington, he spent 8 years working in mental health research in Arizona and Wisconsin. Vince’s focus is primarily in working with folks with psychosis. Vince  uses his lived experience to connect with others. He is a NAMI Seattle volunteer and co-facilitates two Connection Recovery Support groups including the LGBTQ+ group. In his free time, Vince likes to make art, chat with friends, and hang out with his cat named Booger. Vince is excited to get more involved with NAMI Seattle as a program coordinator.

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Kayla Harris

Communications Specialist

Pronouns: she/her

Kayla Harris (Magers) graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in International Development and a B.F.A in Photo Media. She received a certificate in Nonprofit Management in June of 2020, also from the University of Washington. While in college, she was the Social Media Chair for Huskies for Suicide Prevention & Awareness. Kayla has a background in content creation and nonprofit communications and fundraising. She enjoys connecting with people and telling stories. In her spare time, you can find her adventuring on motorcycles with her husband, out in nature with her camera, or curled up on the couch with her cats

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Our Board

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NAMI Seattle’s board is built with intention to represent the community we serve. These volunteer leaders are people in recovery, family members supporting someone with mental health conditions, and professionals in the mental health field. They are uniquely positioned to provide firsthand perspectives and guide our affiliate in ways that are true to our values and elevate the lived experiences of our community members impacted by mental illness.

Nicole Angus  

President & Executive Committee Chair

Board member since January 2020

Penny Carothers  

Vice President & Philanthropy Committee Co-Chair

Board member since January 2020

Eli Lieberman  

Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

Board member since January 2019

Jenny Vandenbelt  

Secretary 

Board member since January 2019 

Emma Sanyal 

Board Development Committee Chair

Board member since January 2020

Sean Maloney  

Board member since January 2020

Carolyn Schmertz, JD 

Board member since January 2021

Danielle Pulliam

Philanthropy Committee Co-Chair

Board member since January 2021  

Elliott Neyme  

Board member since January 2021

Ginger Voorhees 

Board member since January 2021

James Donaldson  

Board member since January 2021

Joseph Wilson 

Board member since January 2021

Lori Hanson  

Board member since January 2021

Rachel Bravmann 

Board member since January 2021

Andreea Barbu

Board member since January 2022

Allegra Condiotty 

Board member since January 2022

Emma Masangcay

Board member since January 2022

 

 

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Our Partners

Community Partners

We are proud to work with care providers to bring lived experience to their continuing education efforts through the In Our Own Voice Program:

Swedish Ballard
Harborview
Navos

Community Foundations and Funding Partners

Nesholm Family Foundation
Tulalip Tribes
Norcliffe Foundation