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About NAMI Oak Ridge

NAMI Oak Ridge serves the municipalities of
Anderson County in East Tennessee.

We are family members, people with lived experience, people of many ages, cultures, and stages in our lives.


Though independent, we are affiliated with NAMI National in Arlington County, Virginia, and NAMI Tennessee in Nashville.  

Current Steering Committee Members: Kathy Martin, Chair; Toni Stephenson, Vice-Chair; Rhonda Sternfels, Treasurer; Ariel Reynolds, Secretary; Seema Maheshwari-Sharma, Support Coordinator; Nancybeth McNeill, Education Coordinator; Joel Shor, Advocacy; Renata Haas; Michael Yates; Diane Weaver

Mary Sims, NAMI Tennessee Affiliate Support Coordinator,

For more information or to volunteer: 

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Toni Stephenson receiving the 2023 Affiliate Leadership Award from Roger Stewart, Deputy Director, Training, Data & Grant Reporting for NAMI Tennessee. 

What We Do

We educate. Offered in thousands of communities across the United States through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.


We advocate. NAMI shapes national public policy for people with mental illness and their families and provides volunteer leaders with the tools, resources, and skills necessary to save mental health in all states. 


We listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referrals, information, and support, a much-needed lifeline for many. 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)


We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks, successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is. 

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