Keris Jan Myrick, Ph.D. of Pasadena, Calif., has been elected as president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) by the organization's board of directors at the organization's national convention, which was held in Seattle, June 27-30. Myrick is president and CEO of Project Return Peer Support Network in Pasadena. Myrick, who has built a successful business career while in recovery from schizoaffective disorder, was the subject of a New York Times profile in 2011.
Other officers elected are:
-- Kevin B. Sullivan of West Hartford, Conn., first vice-president
-- Jim Payne, J.D. of Falls Church, Va., second vice-president
-- Ralph Nelson, Jr., M.D., of Visalia, Calif., treasurer
-- Clarence Jordan, M.B.A., of Cordova, Tenn., secretary NAMI's membership also re-elected Payne and Nelson to three-year terms on the board.
New board members elected are:
-- Carol Caruso of Collegeville, Pa.
-- Victoria Gonzalez of Oak Park, Ill.
-- Gloria M. Walker of Cincinnati, Ohio NAMI's board elections were held at its recent national convention in Seattle, June 27-30.