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lovey offerlePresident – Lovey Offerle

Lovey was born and raised in Hawaii and lived in Minneapolis, Washington, DC, and Chicago before putting down roots in the Pacific Northwest in 1983. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has been working for the same major airline for 51 years. Her job has given her the opportunity to see the world, and these days she usually spends a couple nights in Asia every week. (If it’s Tuesday, it’s China!)

She has extensive experience as a contract negotiator, project instructor, and facilitator, subject matter expert for the National Mediation Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for various organizations through the years but joined Nami Pierce County hoping to make a difference in the lives of those touched by mental illness.

“The journey through mental illness is very often a lonely and difficult one, but I hope that those affected by mental illness will find a home and support here at NAMI Pierce County. No one needs to make the journey alone. As President, I am committed to the support, education, advocacy, and public awareness that we try to provide so that those who are affected by mental illness can build better lives.”