NAMI Greater Cleveland will host its Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 5, at the Holiday Inn-Independence, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
This year's Guest Speaker is State Representative Marlene Anielski 6th District Ohio House. Rep. Anielski has been a leading advocate for suicide prevention since joining the House in 2011, including sponsoring the "Jason Flatt Act, Ohio, in honor of Joseph Anielski" (HB 543, 129th General Assembly), designating September 10th as "Ohio Suicide Prevention Day" (HB 149, 130th General Assembly), and expanding access to suicide prevention programs on college campuses (HB 28, 131st General Assembly). Additionally, she voted for the most recent budget bill (HB 64), which appropriated $2 million for suicide prevention efforts.
Michael Trzcinski of University Heights will receive The Scott Adamson Memorial Peer Award
John and Pat Chapman of Shaker Hts.: Mental Health Family Caregiver Award
Yesh Tikvah: Cultural Competence in Mental Health Award.
Dr. Susan Marasco, Director of the Education & Resource Center at May Dugan Center: Mental Health Provider Award.
The Centers for Families and Children: Eugene Brudno Memorial Organization Award.
Kate Proehl, DNP, PMHCNS-BC of The Centers for Family and Children: Mental Health Innovator Award.
Annella Fernandez: Mental Health Teen Award
William M. Denihan, Chief Executive Officer of the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County: Lifetime Achievement Award
For more information or to register, please contact Lisa Dellafiora at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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