Meet Our Team

Staff

Muguette

Muguette Guenneguez

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Pronouns: she/her

Muguette is a 20-year Seattle resident with a passion for children, education, social justice and mental wellness. She was born in Haiti; her family moved to New York City when she was a teenager. Her family was deeply impacted by members with mental illness. She believes the best way to eliminate stigma is to have honest conversations about mental illness.

For the past 15 years, her work has centered around education, social justice and advocacy.

She has served on the board of several organizations including Launch, the largest before and after school program in the Seattle area, and Ventures, a microenterprise organization inspired by the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh. In addition, she served as co-chair on the Equity and Inclusion task force of Seattle Academy of Arts and Science, and founded and directed Learning Assets Tutoring Services, helping young people develop a lifelong commitment to education and learning.

In 2018, she dedicated herself to a project called Common Purpose, a citizen activist pipeline where participants learn the nuts and bolts of voter registration, engagement and mobilization. Muguette is a proud community advocate for equity in education, housing and health care.

She graduated from Seattle University with a degree in International Business. She enjoys living in the Northwest with her family and friends. In her spare time, she reads, cooks and volunteers.

Katie Mahoney, MSW

PROGRAM MANAGER

Pronouns: she/her

Katie has served as NAMI Seattle’s Program Manager since 2015, where she oversees 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 a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Texas and has nearly 15 years of community programming and engagement experience in such areas as reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, racial justice education, and empowerment self-defense.

Jeremiah Bainbridge

DEVELOPMENT & FUNDRAISING MANAGER

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.

Leah McGraw

COMMUNICATIONS & OUTREACH MANAGER

Pronouns: she/her

Leah has worked in the arts, operations and project management, and even had a stint as a martial arts instructor.  She has an AA in Communication Arts and a BA in Studio Art. Her lived experience fuels her passion to promote awareness and education around mental health and mental illness recovery.  Her desire is to use skill sets to bring awareness, hope, education, and a bridge to recovery.

Gabi Augustamar

VOLUNTEER & RESOURCES 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

OFFICE COORDINATOR

Pronouns: she/her

Katie joined the NAMI Seattle team in July 2020. She has a degree 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 previously worked as a volunteer with adult English language learners. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her cats.

Our Board

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

Coach and Consultant, Groundswell Strategies

Penny Carothers  

Vice President & Philanthropy Committee Co-Chair

Board member since January 2020

Principal

Eli Lieberman  

Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

Board member since January 2019

Sustainable Energy Coordinator

Jenny Vandenbelt  

Secretary 

Board member since January 2019 

Attorney 

Emma Sanyal 

Board Development Committee Chair

Board member since January 2020

Stay-at-Home Mom

Samantha Wong 

Board member since January 2020

Senior Administrative Assistant

Sean Maloney  

Board member since January 2020

Self-employed

Sophie Taylor 

Public Policy Committee Chair

Board member since January 2020

Teacher

 Carolyn Schmertz, JD 

Board member since January 2021

Unit Secretary, UW Medical Center

Danielle Pulliam

Philanthropy Committee Co-Chair

Board member since January 2021  

Database Associate, Seattle Humane

Elliott Neyme  

Board member since January 2021

Building Manager, Northgate Villa

 Ginger Voorhees 

Board member since January 2021

Volunteer

 James Donaldson  

Board member since January 2021

Executive Director and President, Your Gift of

Life Foundation

 Joseph Wilson 

Board member since January 2021

Courtesy Clerk, Safeway

Lori Hanson  

Board member since January 2021

Director of Strategy and Planning, Microsoft

Rachel Bravmann 

Board member since January 2021

Retired

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