Our Board

NAMI CT’s Board of Directors is elected by NAMI members to provide strategic guidance in the fulfillment of NAMI’s mission to provide advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

We are happy to have the following people on our board.


President: Sheryle Pardee
Vice-President:  Marisa Walls
Secretary:  Margaret Kelly
Treasurer:  Hylda Brown
At Large Exec. Cmte: Marilyn Ricci

Board Members (2019-2020)

Namiboard Hylda Brown
Jerilyn Denson
Grace Grinnell
Joel Hershfield
Achey Jacob
Margaret Kelly
Colleen Kenton
Patricia O’Konis
Sheryle Pardee
Marilyn Ricci
Alexander Walls
Marisa Walls

Past Board Members

Michael Broulilette
Rick Connel
Brenda Cote
Kathy Dublanica
Stan Kenton
Emily LaCroix
Roseann Lemkey
Barbara Melesko
Daisy Olivio
Frances Pass
Peter Reynolds
Deb Strong