Learn more about our mission, history, & staff.

Our History

We are grassroots organization advocating for mental health issues, NAMI  has an outstanding history of affecting public policy and legislation regarding care and resources for persons with serious mental illness.NAMI Ohio’s network of 39 local affiliates, serving most of Ohio’s counties, plays an active role providing support, education, and advocacy on a local level.NAMI improves the quality of life and ensures dignity and respect for persons with serious mental illness and offers support to their families and close friends.

Our Team

 Board of Directors:
  • Gloria Walker, Chair/ Executive Director
  • Valerie Walker, Co-Chair
  • Sandra Driggins Smith, Vice Chair/Community Coordinator
  • Sharon McCutchen, Board Member
  • Angela Dodd, Event Committee Chair
  • Valarie Dowell, Board Member
  • Sarah Wills DuBose, Board Member
  • Carolene Sok, Advocacy Committee Chair
  • Devoe Sherman, Board Member


  • Gloria Walker, Executive Director/ CEO 
  • JaWanda Walker, Administrative Assistance 
  • Jaimee McClure, Community Engagement