Board Leadership

NAMI Dane County is governed by an active 13-member volunteer Board of Directors that includes people living with mental illness, family members, mental health professionals, and educators. The board is responsible for setting the budget and priorities of NAMI Dane County as well as developing the organization’s strategic plan.

 From left to right: John Vander Meer, Sue Petkovsek, Kristen Brey, Brett Wilfrid, Ben Van Pelt
The Board and I are excited to dream big, to expand the size and scope of NAMI Dane County’s reach, and to honor the legacy of the founding chapter of an amazing national organization.
— Brett Wilfrid, President


Brett Wilfrid, President
Scott Strong, Vice President
Kristen Brey, Secretary
David Bolles, Treasurer
Donna Ulteig, at-large member


Ben Van Pelt
Ron Diamond, M.D.
Kristen Esbensen
Diane Gooding
Zaher Karp
Matt Shaw


2016-2018 Strategic Plan                Bylaws


The minutes from meetings of the Board of Directors are made publicly available to ensure transparency.