Phone: (850) 926-1033
About NAMI Wakula
NAMI Wakulla Inc. is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a non-profit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of people with mental illness, their family, friends and mental health professionals.
The mission and purpose of NAMI Wakulla, Inc. is to be the driving force for the care and cure of the members of the Wakulla community who have mental illnesses and their families.
We strive to:
- Provide support systems, resource information, education and survival skills
- Work to eradicate stigma and discriminatory treatment of persons with mental illness
- Work to unify all organizations helping persons with mental illnesses
- Support the mission of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Abide by laws of not-for-profit corporations under IRS Section 501C(3).
NAMI Wakulla Board of Directors
The NAMI Wakulla Board of Directors is a group of seven volunteers who meet monthly.
NAMI Wakulla’s annual meeting for the election of new board members and adoption of new rules is held in March.
Board of Directors
Susan Willis, President
Cheryl Creel, Vice President
Barbara Mingledorff, Treasurer
Buddy Wells, Secretary
Rebecca Carter, director
Janice Eakin, director
Marva Preston, director
Jimmie Doyle, director and founding past president
Charlie Creel, immediate past president
MEET THE NAMI TEAM
Jo Anne Stickland, NAMI Instructor and One Stop Team Member
Jo Anne is a long time resident of Wakulla County. She graduated from Crawfordville High School in 1967. She retired in 2010 after 45 plus years in banking, insurance, real estate and appraisal work. After many years spend in the business world Jo Anne decided to switch gears in 2010 by working part-time with NAME Wakulla. She recognized the need for awareness of mental illness in our community. Jo Anne has experience with parents, caregivers and family members of individuals suffering with a mental illness. Jo Anne recently took on being a certified NAMI Basics instructor in January 2014.
Rebecca “Becca” Carter, NAMI Instructor
Becca was born in San Antonia, Texas and first moved to Florida for her Husband Stephan’s job. She became aware of NAMI after her and her family moved to Wakulla County. She started by attending NAMI Connection meeting as a way to better understand her adult daughter’s mental illness. She has since become involved with NAMI in all areas from volunteering at events to becoming a certified NAMI Basics teacher.
Charlean Lanier, NAMI Instructor
Charlean M. Lanier holds a Bachelors from Florida State University. She has worked with children most of career. Between juggling being a mother to seven, Charlean spends majority of her time volunteering to various organizations including Harvest Fellowships Church, Gospel Food Ministries, Wakulla County Coalition for Youth’s Operation Santa and Empty Bowls, Capital Area Community Action Agency and NAMI.
Jimmie became a licensed practical nurse in the early 1950’s. From then he continued his education by obtaining an Associate Degree from the American Medical Record Association. He Owned and Operated his own business, Ford Consulting Service, for over 15 years. He later went back to school to get his Master’s Degree in Business Administrations with a Major in Marketing from Florida State University. Jimmy retired from the Health Care Delivery System in 2002.