January 2, 2018: NAMI Missoula sadly announces the passing of long-time board member Berneice Patterson in December. Berneice was one of three honorary lifetime board members; she was instrumental in establishing our Benevolent Fund and in collecting monies from NAMI donation boxes around Missoula. Our thoughts and prayers are with Berneice’s family and friends; she will be missed more than words can say.
Leadership for NAMI Missoula is provided by its elected board members and its Executive Committee.
As of April 2017, the following individuals comprise the elected NAMI Missoula Board of Directors:
Dodie Adare / Zan Bockes / Sylvia Carollo / Monique Casbeer / Julie Joyce / Patricia Kouris / Mary McCourt / Madeleine McKelvey / Sheila Mellgren / Debra Orozco / Jack Shifflett / Geri Stewart / Karen Ward / Darin Webster / Bev Young
In grateful recognition of their decades of service, Dorothy Salmonson and Jean Sharkey are honorary lifetime board members of NAMI Missoula, and Dorothy Salmonson is lifetime President Emeritus of the organization.
Our Executive Committee for 2017-18 is:
President/Programs Coordinator: Jack Shifflett
Vice-President: Darin Webster
Secretary: Pat Kouris
Treasurer: Karissma Rufe