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Meet the NAMI Pierce County Board of Directors

 

We are a working board of volunteers who are committed to NAMI’s mission in Pierce County. We are an affiliate of NAMI Washington. 

The board currently meets once a month. Please feel free to email us at  info@namipierce.org if there are any issues you would like the board to address.

 

Cynthia Macklin, President

Cynthia and her husband Ed have lived in Washington for over 25 years.  She runs the Law Office of Cynthia Macklin and has been practicing law for almost 20 years in Pierce County. She previously sat on the NAMI Pierce County board as Vice President. A little more than two years ago, her son suffered a psychosis. Shortly thereafter, she attended the 12-week Family-to-Family course. Through NAMI, Cynthia found compassion, comfort, and coping skills. She firmly believes in the need for support for both those of us who have loved ones and those who are suffering from mental illness.

Julie Costello, Vice President

Ed Tuck, Treasurer

Michael Hardie, Consumer Representative

Dora Duke, Peer Education Coordinator

Daniel Sheehan, At Large Member

Jody Horn, Family Representative

Jody Horn strongly believes in the important work NAMI Pierce does to educate and support others to break the stigma related to mental illness. She grew up with a parent who lived with clinical depression and can relate to what families experience; she facilitates NAMI Family-to-Family classes. She also volunteers with hospice and teaches yoga. She has worked and taught in secondary and higher education. Jody loves spending time with family and friends, listening to jazz and classical music, gardening, writing, reading and creating calligraphy.

 

Mary Retallick, At Large Member

Mary was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 19. She joined NAMI Pierce County in 2011 and found it to be a great help. After several years of struggling with her mental illness, she was able to return to college in 1991 and get a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies, a Master’s degree in Pastoral studies and a teaching certificate with a Social Studies credential. She taught as a substitute teacher for a few years, and now volunteers at her church and with NAMI Pierce County. She has served on the NAMI Pierce County board as Treasurer, Peer Representative and now as a Board Member at Large. Her hobbies include music and computer games.

 

 

 

Lovey Offerle, At Large Member

Lovey is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii and currently resides in the Browns Point area of Tacoma, WA. In her free time, she enjoys gardening. With a career in the travel industry for over fifty years, she has had the opportunity to meet and work with many people who live with and suffer from the effects of mental illness. When Lovey’s loved one began exhibiting symptoms of a mental illness, she made the painful journey during their recovery alone, unaware that there were resources such as NAMI that could have helped her along the way. It is her hope since discovering NAMI, that she  can help and make a difference in someone else’s life as they go through a similar journey.

 

 

 

Bob Winslow, Advocacy Chair

Bob Winslow and his wife Kathy are long time Tacoma residents and retired.  They raised their two adult daughters here and are now proud grandparents.  They are also doting housekeepers and care givers for their two dogs Hasselbeck and Boo Boo. Bob and Kathy have been NAMI members since 2011.  They joined NAMI after graduating from the NAMI Family-to-Family class. Bob is a past president and co-president of NAMI Pierce County.  He has been heavily involved in NAMI’s public policy advocacy in both Olympia and Pierce County.  He has been and continues to be a member of the NAMI Washington Public Policy Committee.

 

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