Board Leadership

Welcome to our family… the National Alliance on Mental Illness – NAMI Illinois!

Our organization works to be a wealth of information to you the individual living with mental illness, the family member, the friends and relatives of those dealing with day-to-day issues of living with a mental illness.


2016-2017 Board of Directors

John Schladweiler, President

Suzanne Spears, Vice President

Diane Zell, Secretary

John Shustitzky, Treasurer 

Dennis Akotia, Director

Shannon Bailey, Director 

Kate Connor, Director

John Fallon, Director

Lisa Guardiola, Director

Joshua Haid, Director

John Harvey, Director 

Arun Pinto, M.D., Director 

Traci Powell, M.D., Director

Patrick Taylor, Director


Victoria Gonzalez

Office Staff

Mary  Colleran, Executive Director, 773-510-9768

Holly McCaffrey, Program Director,, 217-522-1403