"You Are Not Alone"



NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has over 1,100 affiliates in communities across the country that engage in advocacy, research, support and education. Members of NAMI are families, friends and people living with mental illness such as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder.  NAMI Los Angeles County Council is a charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation.                                   Tax ID# 95-4049720 Affiliated with NAMI California and NAMI National

Board Members

Wayne Meseberg

NAMI San Gabriel Valley

Robert Liljenwall

At large, NAMI San Gabriel Valley

Paul Stansbury

President, NAMI South Bay; President, NAMI Los Angeles County Council

Kim Zolna

President, NAMI Glendale

Kim Bunnell

President, NAMI San Fernando Valley/Santa Clarita Valley

Madeline Cobb-Brown

President, NAMI Urban Los Angeles; Second Vice President, NAMI Los Angeles County Council

Richard Encinas

President, NAMI East San Gabriel Valley

Margie Harper

President, NAMI South Central Los Angeles

Jean Harris

NAMI Antelope Valley

Rita Murray

President, NAMI Whittier

Ralph Fagen

President, NAMI Westside Los Angeles

Jeff Watkins

President, NAMI Long Beach

Executive Staff

Brittney Weissman

Executive Director

Adilene Valenzuela

Walk Manager



Sally Sagario

In Our Own Voice Coordinator


Cathy Gale

Office Administrator


Mark Gale

Criminal Justice Chair (Volunteer)

Tim Davis

NAMI Westside Los Angeles


Kyoni Cummings

NAMI Pomona Valley


Sylvia Gil

NAMI Glendale, San Gabriel Valley and Law Enforcement Training Coordinator


Al Henriquez

NAMI San Fernando Valley/Santa Clarita Valley


Linda Vasquez

NAMI Antelope Valley


Rick Pulido

NAMI East San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach, South Bay, and Whittier


Carolyn Winston

NAMI Urban Los Angeles


About Us

The Presidents of the Boards of Directors for each of the affiliates comprise the Board of Directors for the LACC. In some instances, the affiliate President elects a LACC representative to sit on the LACC board. The LACC Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis at the LACC headquarters in Koreatown to discuss policy and overall direction, as well as the annual fundraising NAMIWalk.

Mission Statement

NAMI Los Angeles County Council provides hope and help to improve the lives of all affected by mental illness through education, support and advocacy, throughout Los Angeles County.

We do this by:

  • Supporting and providing resources to affiliates: staff, training, materials, funding, organizational development
  • Providing centralized countywide resources, including:
    • Website
    • Trainings
    • Conferences
    • Public Service Announcements and other public information
  • Coordinating and managing advocacy efforts on countywide issues

Vision Statement

The broad vision for NAMI LACC includes advocating with one collective voice, providing resources countywide to families and individuals, and support and funding to the affiliates, and managing the NAMIWalk.

Contact Us

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

If you are in crisis and need to speak with someone immediately please call the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

We want to hear from you! Your questions, comments and concerns are important to us. 

Mailing Address and Phone and Fax:

NAMI Los Angeles County Council
3600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1804
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 386-3615 phone
(213) 386-1109 fax 

Donate to NAMI

Yes! I want to give the gift of help and hope to thousands of Angelenos affected by mental illness and their families.

Your donation today provides support, education and resources that help improve the lives of individuals and families living with mental illness.

To make an online contribution to NAMI, go to our Donate page.

Mail a check, payable to NAMI Los Angeles County Council, to:

Los Angeles County Council
3600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1804
Los Angeles, CA 90010