National Alliance on Mental Illness, Block Island: NAMI BI
Mission Statement: NAMI Block Island is a nonprofit organization whose purposes are to advocate for mental health services being brought to the island, to enable education about mental illness and wellness in the community and to join others in supporting the families of persons with mental illness.
Officially, from the state of RI as a “Domestic Non-Profit Corporation” and from the federal government as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization: NAMI Block Island, Inc.
Board of Directors:
President: Jim Hinthorn
Vice-President: Kristin Baumann
Treasurer: Pat Tengwall
Secretary: Elspeth Crawford
Directors: Beth Gaffett Tengwall, Gloria Redlich, Socha Cohen, Jill Seppa, Alison Warfel, Will Young, Kyra Ernst, Tracy Fredericks (Medical Center Case manager, 207-229-6349.)
Directors excepting Elspeth Crawford are on-island residents. Contact on this site goes directly to her. All directors are willing to be contacted, if you meet them in the community, and can be made through the BI phone directory or call 401-862-3638.