Joan Wiggins

Joan Wiggins is the Volunteer Coordinator at NAMI Ventura County.  In addition to the volunteer program she also manages the Helpline, Friends in the Lobby, and the Provider Education Program. Her involvement began with NAMI Ventura County in 2005 when she took the Family-to-Family Education class. Shortly after that life-changing

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Joshua Newstat

Joshua E. Newstat has dedicated his entire legal career to protecting the rights of others, including the disabled and the accused. Prior to becoming a co-founding partner of the firm, Lessem & Newstat, Joshua spent five years as a deputy attorney in the Ventura County Public Defender’s office. “I enjoy being

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Chris Novak

Chris Novak is a Program Coordinator at NAMI Ventura County.  She coordinates the Family-to-Family classes, the Family Support Groups, and all of the Spanish Outreach.  In addition to that she plays a key role in NAMI Ventura County’s major fundraising events, including NAMIWalk and Casino Night.  Between all of that

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Diana Skocypec

Vice President, Governance Diana was born, raised and educated in New Jersey, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with honors in English from Douglass College, the women’s college of Rutgers University.  She is a designated Personal Financial Planner (UCLA Extension), an Enrolled Agent, a Fellow with the National Association of Enrolled Agents

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