• 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

  • 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

    Amit Kakkar, Psy.D.

    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!

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 quality of life for people with brain disorders, called mental illness, and their families, through mutual support, education in mental illness, support of research, and advocacy for improved mental health services.


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.