• NAMI Barrington Area Board of Directors

    Maryrose Peters

    Vice President
    Nancy Harju

    Ed Worden

    Laura Stratman

    Members at Large
    Hugh Brady
    Irene Dorfman
    Dan Mickey
    Tracy Sherva
    Al Dorfman

  • NAMI Barrington Area Advisory Board

    Delia Aldridge, MD, CEDS
    Service Director, Eating Disorders,
    Self-Injury and Women’s Programs
    Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital

    Randie Bruno, J.D

    Anthony M. D’Agostino, M.D.
    Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital

    Marc Fagan, Psy.D
    VP Clinical Operations and Youth Services

    Rick Germann, MA, LCPC
    Executive Director
    Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health

    Toni Hoy
    SEAS Consulting
    Special Education Advocate
    Systems’ Consultant

    James G. MacKenzie, DO
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
    President, Illinois Psychiatric Society

    Suzanne “Sam” Martinez
    Chaplain, Congregation Coordinator, Hispanic Liaison
    Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
    Advocate Condell Medical Center
    Advocate Sherman Hospital

Welcome to NAMI Barrington Area!

Upcoming events you might be interested in:

Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 11.06.25 AMMonday, May 1st:

MINDS ON THE EDGE: Facing Mental Illness connects the dots between personal dilemmas facing individuals and families who are living with mental illness, medical practices that can be obstacles to treatment, and public policies that all too often fall short in providing support that could make a positive difference. 

The one-hour television program zeros in on wrenching and confounding situations that are playing out every day in homes and hospital ERs, on city streets and school campuses, in courtrooms and in jails, as Americans struggle with the challenges of severe mental illness.

For information contact Sue Geegan at 847-907-3443 or sgeegan@holyfamilyparish.org




Tuesday, May 9thMay speaker 2 copy 2

Attorney Robert H. Farley, Jr., will speak on “How To Navigate the Illinois Disability System” and obtain all the benefits which your disabled child is entitled under the law.  Learn what you must do, to be successful.  Topics to be covered will be:  Funding for Children and Adults with Mental Health Issues and/or Developmentally Disabled; Guardianship; How To Obtain Funding from the State of Illinois if you cannot wait for your child’s name to be pulled from the Waiting List; SSI; and Special Needs Trusts.

Download a copy of his free book prior to the event:  farley1.com



We are excited to announce that NAMI Barrington Area is a proud recipient of a grant award from the Barrington Area Community Foundation. The grant will be instrumental in jump starting our “Website Enhancement for Mental Health Resources Program”. This enhancement will provide a much needed comprehensive resource tool for individuals dealing with mental health situations as well as sharing the vast array of mental health services in the Barrington Area.

BACF LogoThe mission of the Barrington Area Community Foundation (BACF) is to address the unmet needs of the community. It supports a variety of initiatives that benefit the community. BACF addresses a wide range of unmet needs in our community in the areas of Human Services, Healthcare, Education, Art & Culture, Environment and Economic Development. Click here to learn more about BACF and its many initiatives.

We are proud to be a recipient of this grant award and thankful for BACF and all it does for our community. The website work will take some time. Stay tuned for updates. We are looking forward to providing a more robust website in the future

NAMI Barrington Area (NAMIBA) is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.  We are an affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance of Mental Illness. Our affiiate was established in 2006, and as the blades of grass in the NAMI logo symbolize, we are a grassroots organization comprised of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness.

Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and their families affected by mental illness through support, education & advocacy.

NAMIBA provides many programs and services at no cost to the participants:


NAMIBA offers friendship, understanding, encouragement, and mutual support to all who are faced with a chronic brain disorder.  Family members learn coping skills by sharing their experiences and exploring solutions to common problems. Both individuals and families learn that they are not alone. Learn more.


NAMIBA offers a variety of classes, speakers, and educational materials for families and the community at large covering topics of interest to those dealing with mental illness and related issues.  Classes are free, but registration is needed.  Learn more about Family to Family classes.


NAMIBA brings the needs of persons with brain disorders and their families to the attention of legislators, providers, and the general public. The organization seeks to protect the rights of individuals with mental illness and bring about improved community support services. Learn more about what you can do.