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Local National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chapter Announces New Executive Director

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National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Cleveland’s new Executive Director Christina Mignogna.

(December 2018, Plain Press)        The Board of Directors of NAMI Greater Cleveland announced the appointment of Christina “Chris” Mignogna as the organization’s new Executive Director. Mignogna has been a volunteer with NAMI for a number of years and an advocate for mental health in her personal and professional life. Chris holds a Master’s in Social Work from Ohio State University and is currently on their alumni board.  She brings her knowledge of mental health, organizational development and fundraising to NAMIGC.

   Mignogna’s former position was in the private sector, most recently as a Senior Account Executive forBeacon Health Options. There she developed award-winning programs around health and wellness and worked closely with a clinical team of counselors and social workers to deliver employee assistance benefits and services at many Fortune 500 organizations.

   When reflecting on this next chapter of her career, the Chagrin Falls resident says, “It has always been my mission to touch lives. I am looking forward to engaging in conversations that will result in making NAMI’s support groups, education programs and Helpline available to more Clevelanders. Furthermore, NAMI is a membership organization. I encourage you to join and help us create a culture of knowledge and understanding about mental illness. To join, go to namigreatercleveland.org or call 216-875-7776.”

   NAMI Greater Cleveland is a grassroots affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and NAMI OHIO. The office of NAMI Greater Cleveland is located in the United Building at 2012 W. 25thStreet. Their mission is to empower persons affected by mental illness (both individuals living with mental health diagnoses and their family members) achieve a better quality of life by providing them with mutual support, practical information, referral, advocacy, and educational resources at no cost.

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