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About Us

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

Together and with input from all members, the Board of Directors make policy to govern NAMI Southeast Minnesota, determine NAMI's official position on matters of public policy, set the budget and priorities of the local office, and develop strategic plans to guide organizational development.

If you would like to raise an issue or bring a question to the NAMI Board of Directors, please contact them This email address will route to NAMI staff who will make sure the information is passed to the relevant Board member, committee chair or staff person if staff is better equipped to provide a faster response. 

The Board of Directors highly values diversity and supports the election and appointment of diverse candidates to the Board. The Board believes that having directors of diverse gender, race, and ethnicity, along with varied skills, perspectives and experiences, contributes to a balanced and effective Board -- one that is well-positioned to address the changing needs of the organization and the communities we serve.  If you are interested in applying to the NAMI Board please complete the Board Application.  Your application will be reviewed by subcommittee.


Board of Directors

Board President:  Jaimi Stejskal

Vice President:  Katie Welp

Secretary:  Grace Pesch

Treasurer: Meaghan Sherden

Past President:  Erin Pagel

Member:  L'Kendra Jacob

Member:  Ben Romberg