Come to the NAMI Colorado State Conference
And Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday October 20, 2018
10:00AM to 4:00PM
Denver Health Rita Bass Education Center
190 West 6th Avenue, Denver CO 80204
Featuring Keynote Speaker:
Andrew Romanoff is President and CEO of Mental Health Colorado, the state’s leading advocate for the prevention,
diagnosis, and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. Prior to that he served in the
Colorado House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009 and as Speaker of the House from 2005 to 2009.
He earned bipartisan acclaim as one of the most effective legislative leaders in America.
Andrew authored the Colorado Economic Recovery Act (Referendum C) and Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST),
the largest investment in school construction in state history. He also sponsored laws to improve
access to mental health care, expand the supply of affordable housing, and protect
the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
More than 50 state and national organizations have honored Andrew’s leadership. In
2008, Governing Magazine named him “Public Official of the Year.”
Andrew earned a bachelor’s degree with honors at Yale, a master’s degree in public policy at Harvard, and
a juris doctorate at the University of Denver. He taught high school in Central America and speaks fluent Spanish.
Other Noted Speakers at the conference will be:
Gina Shimeall, Attorney with NAMI Colorado Law Line, Criminal Law
Bruce Bernstein, Attorney with NAMI Colorado Law Line, Social Security
Michael G. Pipich, Author, Owning Bipolar
Adrienne Burris, Clinician with Douglas County Community Response Team
Maree McRae, Singer/Songwriter and Advocate
Anne Barkis, Lobbyist, NAMI Colorado Public Policy Committee
Mitch Kusick, NAMI Ending the Silence Team Leader
Jason Vitello, Men Up
Eunice Collette, Affiliate Roundtable
Jennifer Loth Hill
3:00-4:00 PM NAMI Colorado Annual Membership Meeting and Election
Please review our candidates for the NAMI Colorado Board
Much thanks to the Board Development Committee and Chairman Larry Krause!
To our valued members: Please return a ballot or a proxy whether or not you plan
to attend the Annual Meeting, as you may update a ballot or revoke a proxy by
attending the meeting. Instructions are found on the Ballot or Proxy.
See You There!!!
When people with a mental health condition don’t get the care and support they need, they are more likely to
deal with their symptoms in unhealthy or tragic ways.
To reach young people at an earlier age, we created NAMI Ending the Silence, a free 50-minute presentation
designed specifically for middle and high school students. During the presentation, students hear about the reality
of living with a mental health condition directly from a young adult with lived experience. NAMI Ending
the Silence not only challenges the negative stereotypes and stigma associated with these conditions, it helps
students recognize the signs of mental illness and encourages them to seek help for themselves or a loved one
who is exhibiting symptoms.
We must better equip students with the tools to ask for help. And we hope we can count on your help to make it happen.
NAMI is working tirelessly to expand our programs to reach more people at a high risk of suicide—especially youth.
Please donate now, during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, to help build a generation where stigma has no power.
During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month,
we can open a dialogue so that people aren’t afraid to seek the help and care that they need.
The Colorado Health Foundation
How We Work
We believe that health is a basic human right and
are bringing health in reach for all Coloradans by
engaging closely with communities across the state
through investing, policy advocacy, learning and capacity building.
THANK YOU 2018 WALKERS!!
For your spirit in the face of adversity.
Hats off to everyone who supported us, even in the rain!
A BIG thanks to our amazing sponsors
for their support and participation!!