Maya Zumaya, Director at Large

Maya Zumaya, Director At Large   Maya Zumaya a California Lutheran University Alumni holding degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology. Maya has over 20 years experience working in the fields of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Maya is most known for her advocacy work, receiving a resolution from The County of Ventura and proclamations from […]

Chris Novak

Chris Novak, Program Administrator Chris Novak joined the NAMI team in 2006 as the first staff member of NAMI Ventura County. Her role at NAMI gave her a way to provide support and services to those affected by mental health conditions.  Now serving in the role of Program Administrator for the past several years, Chris […]

Kimberly Quinn-Colvin, Program Coordinator

Kimberly Quinn-Colvin, Program Coordinator Kimberly Quinn is a writer, artist, and public speaker. Kimberly chased her natural curiosity from Maine to California before leaving a career in print journalism to deal with the fallout of trauma and mental illness. By day, Kimberly now focuses her creative energy and considerable determination on demolishing mental health stigma.

Dr. Janine Ivy

Dr. Janine Ivy, Director at Large Dr. Ivy attended Pacifica Graduate Institute where she obtained her master’s degree in counseling psychology and the California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University for her Doctorate degree in Clinical Forensic Psychology. In her clinical training Dr. Ivy has worked with a variety of populations including survivors […]

Patti Pape, President

Patricia Pape, President “I’m looking forward to being a part of the changing perceptions of mental health and demystifying the challenges that families and persons living with a mental health challenge face. It’s been an honor to be selected for the Board of NAMI Ventura County and am looking forward to building relationships and supporting […]

Dr. James R. Norris, Vice President

Dr. James R. Norris, Vice President Dr. James R. Norris, B.S., M.S., M.S.S., D.Eng. Dr. Norris (Jim) retired from the US Army Reserve at the rank of Colonel. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics, M.S. in Business Management, M.S.S. in National Security Policy and Strategy, and a D.Eng. in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management. Colonel […]