NAMI Georgia Staff
Kim H. Jones
“As a person with a family member who has experienced issues in the area of mental health, I have a passion for the mission of NAMI Georgia to promote recovery and optimize the quality of life for Georgians affected by mental illness through support, education, advocacy, and research. The NAMI mission describes my life for the past two years, as I have worked to get my loved one the right doctors, medication, and therapy. I have personal experience and a passion for this job, in addition to experience and skills I believe will help the NAMI mission.” Read more about Kim.
Maria Ramos, a native of Brewton, AL, graduated from the University of Montevallo with a B.A. in Psychology. After graduating, Maria committed to a year of national service through the AmeriCorps program. After AmeriCorps, Maria worked with Impact America, a nonprofit focusing on mitigating various disparities in low-income communities throughout the southeast. Currently, Maria serves as Program Manager with NAMI Georgia, and is passionate about providing much-needed mental health education, advocacy, support, and services while continuing her love for nonprofit work.
Christina has lived and worked in Atlanta for 20 years. Christina received a BA in International Marketing from Pace University, New York, NY. Christina has developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector working with some of Atlanta’s community service organizations such as: The Partnership Against Domestic Violence, Hands On Atlanta, Junior Achievement of Georgia and Loudermilk Conference Center. These experiences gave her a deep appreciation for how nonprofits seek to improve the quality of life for our region: one region at a time.
Robert is a past Cobb affiliate president and their current membership chair. Not only does he come with excellent NAMI experience, but he has done strategic planning for not only NAMI but other non-profits. This board development work will be a wonderful asset to our affiliates. Robert is a Certified Peer Specialist and is passionate about supporting his peers in recovery. In his spare time, Robert plays clarinet in the Cobb Wind Symphony. He is also writing a book about his recovery journey and a musical composition in honor of his parents.
Walk Manager/Development Coordinator
Rachel Barber, MSSW
Rachel Barber joined NAMI Georgia in 2016 as the part-time Walk Manager and Development Coordinator. Rachel supports NAMI Georgia in meeting its fundraising goals, including the management of NAMIWalks, grant proposal writing, corporate sponsorship and corporate sponsorship. She has spent over a decade fundraising for a variety of non-profit organizations including Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network in Arlington, VA and Saint Louise House in Austin, TX. Originally from East Tennessee, Rachel received both her BA and MSSW from the University of Tennessee. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband, Justin and four year old daughter, Willa.