NAMI Greater Milwaukee is a community-based, self-help, support, education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with mental illness, their families and those affected by mental illness.


On February 26, 1979, Mrs. Roz Libman, along with a small group of Milwaukee area families formed the Alliance for the Mentally Ill (AMI) of Greater Milwaukee, Inc., in response to their shared challenges to get help for their children living with severe and persistent mental illnesses.  


NAMI Greater Milwaukee is one of 32 affiliates in Wisconsin and one of over 700 nationwide. We are a part of the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by a mental illness. We offer signature NAMI classes and support groups, each led by trained facilitators with lived experience.

Resilience is the skill to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change and keep moving forward in health.
IMAGE NAMI Greater Milwaukee Resilience

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Patrice Baker, JD
Milwaukee County Probate
Court Commissioner

Thomas Donegan, JD
Retired, Milwaukee County Children's Court

Beth Furumo, CPA

Kelly Armstrong, BS
Easterseals of Southeastern WI


Board Members

Garan Chivinski
G4S Secure Solutions Inc.

Clarence Chou, MD
Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Dept.

Ann Diliberti, MSW
Retired Social Worker

Thomas Reed, JD
State Public Defenders Office

Katie Rose, MS
UWM University Housing                         



Witold Dziadowicz
Administrative Coordinator

Theresa Jemison
Peer Program Manager

Shawn Perrin
Executive Director

Susan Schoenmarklin
Family Program Manager

Susanne Vella
Crisis Intervention Training Manager