NAMI Michigan Board of Directors

Kevin Fischer

Kevin Fischer is the Executive Director of NAMI Michigan. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better li…
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Henny Warren

Secretary Henny Warren has been a NAMI member since the 1980’s.   She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master of Social Work in 1972.   Throughout her career, she worked for not-…
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Board Members

Andrea Kwasky

Dr. Andrea Kwasky is dual certified as a Child/Adolescent Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Creden…
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Thomas Powell

Thomas J. Powell, MSW, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan School of Social Work Throughout my career I’ve sought to make life better for people affected by mental illness. Through my re…
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Joe Tardella

Joseph Tardella, MSW, is a retired mental health professional. For many years he served as the Executive Director of Southwest Counseling Solutions in Detroit. He has served on the Governing Boards of…
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Lauren Brosch

Lauren Brosch is the Community Affairs manager for Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider. She proudly serves in Southeast Michigan representing Macomb and St. Clair counties working w…
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David Hulet

David Emmett-Hulet lives with Major Depressive Disorder, ADHD, PTSD, various anxiety disorders, and some elements of OCD. He works as the Quality Utilization Lead Reviewer for the House of Hope, a s…
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Carlynn D. Nichols

She brings more than 25 years of experience in community mental health. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Michigan, and a Master of Social Work at Wayne State Universi…
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Cassandra Sanders

Cassandra Sanders is an attorney for people with disabilities, and has served in previous roles as an attorney advocating for civil rights, and assisting low-income individuals since 2013. She is pass…
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Carol Zuniga

Carol Zuniga has more than three decades of experience in the healthcare industry, selected as on of Crain’s “Notable Women in Healthcare” in April 2020, she is recognized for delive…
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Alyse Ley

Associate Chairperson    Director of the Psychiatry Residency Education Program Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program Specializes in child and adolescent psychiatric e…
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Brian Smith

Brian Smith MD is Board-Certified in both Adult and Child Psychiatry and the Director of Medical Student Education for the Department of Psychiatry at Michigan State University (MSU).  After a B.A. i…
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