NAMI Long Beach Area Leadership

Our dedicated grassroots leaders keep NAMI Long Beach Area running. Our leaders include our board of directors, class instructors, presenters, support group facilitators, executive administrators, and coordinators: All enthusiastically support and grow our organization and serve communities of Long Beach and surrounding areas.


If you would like to raise an issue or bring a question to the NAMI Long Beach Board of Directors, please contact them at Your email will route to a NAMI Long Beach staff member who will ensure the information is passed to the relevant Board member, committee chair, or staff person, if staff is better equipped to provide the response.


current NAMI Long Beach Board of Directors

Thank you to outbound board members who have devoted their time and energy to enabling NAMI Long Beach Area to achieve its important mission and goals.


We are very pleased to announce our new Board of Directors effective July 1, 2021. The new Board is committed to transparency, effective communication, and fostering compassion and understanding of our own and each others' mental health journeys.  There are additional board seats available and if you are interested in serving, please contact Paula Gibb, VP Operations, at



Carolyn Hong



Marilyn 'Chelle' Thomas, VP Peer Support Liaison

Paula Gibb, VP Operations



Frank Mancini



Robert Hoffman




Patricia White


Other vital roles

Director of Outreach / Mental Health First Aid & QPR

Jolissa Hebard



Volunteer Program Leader

Belinda Rabano