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NAMI Alabama Virtual Annual Meeting
Join us for the first ever NAMI Alabama Virtual Annual Meeting. Speakers will include NAMI CEO Dan Gillision, Jr., NAMI Chief Medical Director Dr. Ken Duckworth, Alabama Department of Mental Health's Director of MI Community Programs Kim Hammack, NAMI Walk Manager Darcy Mamone, and No More Martyrs founder Dr. Nadia Richardson. We will also present to 2020 NAMI Alabama Awards to some very deserving individuals within NAMI and our communities who have demonstrated extraordinary work and advocacy on behalf of individuals with mental illnesses and their families. Election of NAMI Alabama Board of Directors will take place electronically during the Annual Meeting. A link to voting will be provided to attendees.

As always, the Annual Meeting is FREE and open to all members.

Aug 22, 2020 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Daniel H. Gillison, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer @NAMI
Dan Gillison brings expertise in non-profit leadership and a passion for advocating for people with mental illness to NAMI. Before coming to NAMI, Dan led the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF), where he was responsible for strategic planning, personnel management, board communications, oversight of APAF's public education programs and outreach, and formulating strategic alliances and partnerships to further APAF's mission. Prior to APAF, Gillison led County Solutions and Innovation for the National Association of Counties (NACo) where he was instrumental in repositioning the organization's programs to provide expertise in health and human services, justice and public safety. Dan has over 30 years of experience and has previously held leadership positions at Xerox, Nextel, and Sprint. Dan holds a B.A. from Southern University and A&M College.
Dr. Ken Duckworth
Chief Medical Officer @NAMI
Ken Duckworth’s journey into psychiatry started when he was a boy growing up with a dad who experienced severe bipolar disorder. His father was loving, kind and periodically quite ill, hospitalized for months at a time. Ken became a psychiatrist in part to help his father. He is very fortunate to serve as the medical director for NAMI and to be part of this remarkable community. Along with his work at NAMI, Ken also works to improve care at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts, volunteers and consults at an early psychosis clinic at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and teaches as an assistant clinical professor at Harvard University Medical School. Ken is double-board certified in adult and child/adolescent psychiatry and has completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship.
Kim Hammack
Director of Mental Illness Community Programs @Alabama Department of Mental Health
Kim Hammack is the Director of Mental Illness Community Programs for the Alabama Department of Mental Health. Her primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: direct planning and program development for adults with serious mental illness and children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance; liaison with Medicaid and ALL Kids relative to coverage of mental illness services; development and monitoring of community service contracts; coordination with family members, peers, providers, and other state organizations to assure that plans, programs, and funding represent constituent interests; development of certification standards for community mental illness services; and development/monitoring of the Mental Health Services Block Grant application. She has more than 20 years’ experience working in the mental health field and became the Director of Mental Illness Community Programs in 2011. Hammack has a Masters in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University.