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About Us

NAMI Dubuque (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is an affiliate of NAMI National, the nations largest "grassroots" mental health organization focusing on education, support and advocacy for peers and their families.

We believe in advocating for those who cannot advocate for themselves and work collectively to live and build a stigma free community where mental/brain health services are equitable and sustainable.

We believe in community support, as all of our programs and services are free of charge. NAMI Dubuque provides interim care (non-clinical) by way of support groups, educational classes, materials, presentations and programming using evidence based models.

We strive to be an approachable, accessible nonprofit organization that meets the needs of other agencies through resource sharing and providing emotional support and complementary care for peers and their families that live within our Dubuque community and surrounding areas.

NAMI Dubuque has been incorporated since 1996 and we are a 501(c)(3).

Chairman: Kellie Cook                           

Vice-Chair: Sarah Carlson                          

Secretary: Katie Potter

Treasurer: Ashley Boleyn

At Large:                                                  

Adrienne Gibbs

Jeff Walters

Amy Jenkins (Web Design)

Past Presidents:

Immediate Past, Britni Farber

Diane Bucko

Susan Ruden

Dee Mosiman

Past Leadership:

Kathryn Beecher-Kolck, VP

Daryl Brufoldt, Program Support

Advisory Board:

Leadership information available soon


CEO & Executive Director: 

Britni Farber 

Peer Program Director:

Jim Vansteenburg

Program Support Specialist, Outreach:

David Lange

Director of Families:

Barb Otting


Program Center Coordinator:

Recruitment starting soon

Presentations/Support Volunteers:

David Lange

David Pelton

Diane Bucko

Kellie Cook

Mary Beth Vansteenburg

Mark Otting

Meredith Lahey 

Kat Liebold

Kathe Beneventi

MaryAnn Barton


Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors is a collection of compassionate community advocates who are invested in the outcome of mental health and NAMI Dubuque.

NAMI Dubuque, the (National Alliance on Mental Illness), is an affiliate of NAMI National, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by lived experiences.

Locally, our community minded approach to brain health services allows us to be approachable, accessible, and equitable in care
for our peers, their families, our loved ones, the community
and the tri-state area.

At our newly renovated program center, we offer our core NAMI programs, support groups, in-depth educational classes and events, presentations, public speaking engagements, supportive therapy (complementary care) appointments, WRAP programming, WRAP workgroups, awareness, advocacy, peer and family support, an abundance of resources and we are working to add
specialized support groups and learning opportunities 
to fill in the gaps in care.

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