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          August 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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          September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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Board Overview

About NAMI Central Iowa

About Mental Illness

A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.

What is Recovery?

Recovery from serious mental illness is not only possible, but for many people living with mental illness today, probable. The notion of recovery involves a variety of perspectives.

We're Here to Listen

In Crisis?

Call the CICS 24-hour
Crisis Line/Mobile Response

Call 844-258-8858
or text 800-332-4224

You can chat one-to-one online at: 
www.Foundation2CrisisChat.org

Online & texting chats are available from 9am-3pm M-F. All contacts are confidential.

1-800-273-8255

Or in a crisis, text "NAMI" to 741741

Welcome to our family of National Alliance for Mental Illness – NAMI Central Iowa!

Our group works to be a wealth of information to you the consumer, the family member, the friends and relatives of those dealing with day-to-day issues of living with a mental illness.

NAMI CI members elect the individuals who serve on the NAMI CI Board of Directors. This group of people devote their time, talents, resources and voices to guide the organization toward achieving its mission: to inspire better lives for Central Iowans affected by mental illnesses.

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Wayne Clinton, Co-President

Marty Chitty, Co-President

Leah Beman, Secretary

Bill Ehler, Treasurer

Hannah Moldovan, ISU Liason

Dawn Bowker, Member at large

Julie Ringhofer, NAMI at ISU

Gail Loy, Peer Liason

Paul Daniels, Member at large

JD Deambra, Member at large

Tim Denger, Member at large

Jody Eaton, Member at large

Kenia Fountain, Member at large

Tyler Gotto, Member at large

Andrew Westlake, Member at large

Anthony Wubben, Member at large 

Angela Tharp, Executive Director

From Next Door To Across Central Iowa

Become a Member

Join NAMI Central Iowa and join a movement to inspire better lives for Central Iowans who are affected by mental illness. With membership, you’ll receive newsletters and updates on mental health news, you’ll be able to engage in discussion groups, and you’ll have the opportunity to support others who are affected by mental illness financially and emotionally.

Get Involved

If you’re not ready to become a member but still would like to support NAMI Central Iowa, we welcome and appreciate donations of any value. You'll be supporting others who are affected by mental illness financially and emotionally.

Get In Touch

The families and members of NAMI Central Iowa are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness. There’s a community here for you, and we’re here to help you however you need it. You will be so very glad that you did!