Edmund Eisenberg, CPA – President
Lt. Jeff Murphy – Vice President
Fred Friedman – Treasurer
Alexa James, MS, LCSW – Executive Director
Alexa assumed the role of Executive Director in 2014. She has a Master’s in Child Development from Erikson Institute and a Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University.
Rachel Doherty, MSW – Education Programs Manager
Rachel holds a Master’s in Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago Jane Addams College of Social work and was hired full-time in March 2014. She manages all of NAMI Chicago’s education programs, including internships.
Ryan Elliott, BBA – Membership & Volunteer Coordinator, NAMIWalks Manager
Ryan has been with NAMI Chicago since 2009, enthusiastically managing our volunteer program, growing our membership, and Managing NAMIWalks Chicago every year.
Edlyn Rodriguez, BA – Multicultural Outreach Coordinator
Edlyn has been with NAMI Chicago since July 2011, and co-leads the Spanish family and social support group. She provides Spanish language support to HELPLINE — (312) 563-0445 — callers and facilitates presentations and outreach to the Latino community.
Betty Frazier, MHP – Support Specialist
Adele Wegner – Special Projects Coordinator
Suzanne Andriukaitis, MA, LCSW – Williams Project Director
Suzanne acted as the Executive Director of NAMI Chicago from 1994-2014. She now manages our outreach efforts under the Moving On Project.
Luberta Conner Livingston, Marlena Johnson, Sherrie Martin, Juan Pablo Rivera, Maggie Skoller, Debbie Toh, DaJuan Warren and Ashley Williams are all Outreach Workers for the Williams Consent Decree. They work in various nursing homes throughout the Chicagoland area, providing information to the residents about their rights under the consent decree.
We host interns from a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs in the Chicago area, including the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Jane Addams College of Social Work, Loyola University’s School of Social Work, the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, St. Augustine College, Elmhurst College, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, The Adler School of Professional Psychology, and others.