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Welcome to our family of National Alliance for Mental Illness – NAMI Summit County!

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. We hold our board meetings monthly, on the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 PM.  Location is The ACME Montrose Community Room: West Market Plaza Shopping Center, 3979 Medina Rd, Akron, OH 44333


Revised September 2018

  • Ginger Defilippo, Relationship Specialist, Marketing UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio
  • Rebecca Dempster, PCC-S, Chief Officer Coleman Behavioral Health Summit County
  • Joseph V. Gentile, Jr., Director Client Management Managed Applications and Hosting Services IBM
  • Margaret (Peggy) Jordan Halter, PhD, Elsevier Publishing Editor, OSU College of Nursing Adjunct Faculty, Cleveland Clinic Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Emily Hionides-Horner, MSW, LISW-S, Out Patient Therapist Summa Traumatic Stress Center, and ABC Assessment Program, Adjunct Professor U of A, School of Social Work
  • Danelle Hupp, PhD, Secretary, Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center
  • Robert L. Hunt, Sr. President Hunt Corp Industries LLC
  • Jamie Messenger, Program Coordinator/Drug&Alcohol Community Outreach Specialist, Oriana House
  • Rebecca Roberts-Martin, PhD, LPCC-S, Senior Clinical Quality Analyst, Optum Health
  • Tina Murray, Wellness Consultant, ERCHealth
  • Leslie O’Neal, Destination Sales Manager, Akron Summit Convention Visitors Bureau
  • Helen Reedy, retired IT AT&T
  • Ron Rett, Director, ex officio member of board
  • Michael Schmeltzer, JD, Vice President, Attorney, Slater & Zurz, LLP
  • Richard M. Schwartz, MD, President· Pathologist Benchmark Diagnostics
  • Leslie Powlette Stoyer, JD, Director, ex officio member of board
  • Steven Wagner, CPA SJW Financial Services, LLC, dba Wagner & Company CPA, LLC

Address:  150 Cross Street, Akron, Ohio 44311

Phone – 330-252-1188


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