NAMI Clackamas welcomes 3 new board members
Three community members recently joined the board of directors of the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Clackamas County, better known as NAMI Clackamas.
Laura Canida, Mary Clark and Heather Canahai joined what is now a 13-member NAMI Clackamas Board charged with supporting and promoting the mission of the nonprofit organization: support, education and advocacy for those affected by mental illness.
Canida is a Realtor at Cascade Sotheby's International Realty and also volunteers with the Portland Winterhawks.
Clark recently retired from the Oregon Department of Human Services after 35 years and volunteers for the Youth Provider Network, among other organizations.
Canahai, a student at Portland State University, has taken on the additional volunteer role of NAMI Clackamas' treasurer.
NAMI Clackamas is celebrating its 40th year providing no-cost peer support, education and advocacy for those with mental health challenges — as well as for those who care for and about them — throughout Clackamas County.