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NAMI Berkshire County Hires New Executive Director
12:30PM / Tuesday, November 02, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass.— The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Berkshire County announced that Melissa Helm has joined the organization as Executive Director. 
 
"Her passion for our mission along with her desire to grow and expand our organization made her the perfect fit to lead NAMI Berkshire County," said board president Ruth Healy. "The three tenets of NAMI's mission are to support, educate and advocate for all those in Berkshire County whose lives are impacted by mental illness. Our niche is helping the family and loved ones of someone suffering from mental illness because they often don't know who to turn to for help in coping with their situation."
 
Melissa comes to NAMI from Kripalu where she held the position of Partnerships and Community Engagement Manager. She is also President of the Board of the Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention and is Chair of the Berkshire County Walk to Fight Suicide.
 
"We always welcome volunteers to help in the office or with fundraising or to join our board," said Healy. "We are currently looking for a Treasurer with QuickBooks experience. Anyone interested in this opportunity can contact us at namibc@namibc.org."
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