About NAMI Long Beach

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.


NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs.


NAMI Long Beach is an affiliate of National Alliance on Mental Illness, a non-profit organization.  We are a volunteer-based organization and have the avowed purpose to support, educate and advocate about mental illness in the Long Beach community. 




President                                                  Belinda Rabano

Vice Presidents

Education Programs                          Rick Pulido

Faithnet                                            Jeff Watkins

HelpLine/NAMIWalk                         Elizabeth Rodriguez

General Meetings                              Carolyn Hong

High School/College Programs          Jolissa Hebard

Peer Programs                                   Michelle Thomas

Spanish Programs                              Modesta Pulido

Support Groups                                  Ken Caldwell

Volunteer Coordinator                       Elizabeth (Ellie) Paniagua 

Newsletter                                         Belinda Rabano

Info. Systems and Membership         Michael Zotstein


Treasurer                                                    Elisa Ra




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