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NAMI-Charlotte Leadership

Our group works to be a wealth of information to consumers, family members, and friends and relatives of those dealing with the day-to-day issues of living with a mental health condition.

2019-2020 Board of Directors:

 President: Donald Tyson
* NAMI member since 2011
* Active on the Board since 2014
* Vice President (2017-2018)
* Completed the Family To Family Course in 2012
* Completed the teacher training and certified to lead the Family To Family Course in 2013
* Has led over 100 people in five Family To Family Courses over three years (150 hrs.)
* Created a special monthly support group for those people who have successfully completed the Family To Family Course.
* Active in creating and organizing fund raisers and community events that bring NAMI into the greater community of Charlotte: i.e. our annual picnic and our Community Art Exhibition fund raiser.
* Active in promoting NAMI-Charlotte and enrolling people in membership.
* Dedicated to helping those with mental illness and their family members in becoming educated about mental illness and receiving the help they so deserve – without stigma.
* Currently retired after being self employed for 40 years in remodeling, renovations, and real estate investment.
* Has a wife of 41 years and two sons, one of whom has Bipolar.
* Now lives on a horse farm in west Mecklenburg.

Vice President: Cliff Anderson

Treasurer: Larry Clark
Larry Clark has extensive experience in corporate Accounting and Tax, including over 10 years as owner of his accounting firm Larry A. Clark, CPA, PLLC. He has deep skills in budgeting, cash management, internal controls, fixed assets, job costing, intercompany accounting and taxes. His strengths include leadership, communication, teamwork, organization, analysis and problem solving, especially in turnaround and startup situations.

He is the owner of Larry A. Clark CPA, where he and his wife, Patti, also a CPA, provide individuals and small to medium sized businesses in the greater Charlotte area with accounting and income tax solutions.

Mr. Clark is also currently Director and CFO for CBI Fire & Security; as well a principal in Optima Turnaround Partners. He has held other CFO and Controller level positions with companies such as LVA Technologies, Sharon Luggage and Gifts, HMSHost, SafeGuard Security, and Southern Engineering. He started his professional career performing Internal Audits with Belk Stores Services and then moved into Belk’s IT Division as Systems Development Manager. Mr. Clark graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and is a certified public accountant in North Carolina. He is a member of both the American Institute of CPAs and the North Carolina Association of CPAs.

Not-for-Profits are a particular passion with Mr. Clark, who has volunteered as board member, treasurer, finance committee member and other capacities. Some of the current organizations with which Larry works include the Charlotte Chapter of NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness), Youth Meditation, In the Spirit of Ujima and the Family Afterward Foundation. Others have included Crisis Assistance Ministry, Matthews Playhouse, religious and civic organizations, homeowner associations, and organizations specifically targeting homelessness, women’s and children’s issues, as well as addictions and other mental illnesses. His company sponsors the annual Charlotte Run for Peace.

Secretary: Kara Guerriero

Board Member: Zachary Harris

Zachary Harris is a proud native Charlottean and a UNC Charlotte Alumni. He makes his living in Real Estate, but devotes much of his free time to serving the Charlotte community through nonprofit work. He volunteers his time and talents to nonprofit organizations that serve persons who are truly in need or crisis. He is the caretaker of a grandparent who has lived with mental health challenges for over 50 years. He knows how important engaged family members are during and after a mental health crisis. Unfortunately many consumers lack such family support. NAMI is an organization that tries to fill in this gap through ardent advocacy for persons living with mental health challenges. There is no organization better than NAMI-Charlotte to invest both time and resources. We have no paid staff and little expenses thus much of what we do goes directly to those living with mental health challenges. Zachary’s goal is for NAMI-Charlotte’s advocacy to become more salient in the Charlotte community so that more consumers know that they are not alone.

Board Member: Dr. Robert L. Cox
Dr. Cox is married to Beatrice A. Cox, a retired educator and they are the parents of two adult daughters, Melanie Pratt of Charlotte and Vera Moore of Fort Washington, Maryland.

Dr. Cox joined NAMI-Charlotte after retiring as a public school administrator and teacher of 46 years. His educational career spans three states: Virginia, Washington, and North Carolina. His life has been rich with opportunities for serving others in paid and volunteer positions. His knowledge of and interactions with the public schools of Charlotte led him to assume the position as Coordinator of the Parents and Teachers as Allies program of NAMI-Charlotte. The Parents and Teachers as Allies program, one of NAMI’s signature programs, is designed to provide educational personnel with knowledge and the tools to facilitate the formation of an alliance with parents to help address mental health challenges in school-age children. His passion for working with youth outside of his job as an educator led him to serve on the Board of Directors of the Central Area Youth Association in Seattle, Washington for 18 years prior to his moving to North Carolina. That organization provided tutoring, social, and athletic outlets for children in Seattle’s Central District.. Dr. Cox also serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina High Schools for Accelerated Learning (NCHSAL). NCHSAL sponsors two high school programs, Commonwealth High School and Stewart Creek High School, for students who have dropped out of high school or are in danger of not graduating with their cohorts.

Board Member: Tammy Broadaway
Tammy Broadaway, Licensed Professional Counselor has served on the board for three years and supports NAMI Minority Mental Health Initiatives and Ending the Silence Programs. She chairs the Fundraising and Event Committees and coordinates the community Mental Health Awareness Walk. Tammy is the owner of Innovative Counseling Services, PLLC a holistic mental health agency located in Charlotte, NC. She has over twenty years of experience as a counselor in school and professional settings. Her education and professional background in the mind, body, and spirit gives her a unique and effective approach to counseling clients. Tammy specializes in mental health issues for adolescents, couples, active duty military personnel, and veterans.

Board Member: Judy Reiner

Board Member: Al Smith

President Emeritus: Bob Evans

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