Meet The 2019 Board Candidates

NAMI is pleased to announce the three candidates for the 2019 – 2020 NAMI Illinois Board of Directors election!

Lisa Guardiola

NAMI South Suburbs of Chicago – Board VP

Individual Living with a Mental Illness

Community Outreach & Education Trainer – Sertoma Centre

NAMI Connections Facilitator; NAMI “in our own voice” Presenter


John Schladweiler

Business & Technology Strategy – professional career (retired)

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras – Board 30 years, 10 as Board Chair, Illinois Council of Orchestras: Board President of the Year 2010

NAMI IL Board – 6 years, 4 as President

NAMI Cook County North Suburban – Past Co-President 4 years


Carrie Worthington

Family member with lived experience

NAMI Will-Grundy, Board President

NAMI Will County, Board Secretary & President

Bridges to a New Day, VP 2015 – 2018

Women’s Legislative Action Committee, as mental health advocate.

Recognition: The Carol Vollendorf Peer Leadership Award, The 2012 Outstanding Individual Award from the Community Services Council of Will County and The JD Ross Extraordinary Service Award from Joliet Junior College.

Co-author of the book: Living with Mental Illness, a book in the series Life Diaries Series, as well as contributing author to four books in the Grief Diaries Series.