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 before earning her Doctorate degree in Clinical Forensic Psychology at the California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University. In her clinical training, Dr. Ivy has worked with a variety of populations including survivors of […]

Patti Pape, President

Patricia Pape, President Patti Pape is a mother of five and a lifelong educator in Ventura County as a teacher and administrator. She is a LGBTQ+ advocate and an advocate for appropriate special education and cultural equality in education. I have experienced mental health issues both personally and professionally and want to bring about changes […]

Dr. James R. Norris, Vice President

Dr. James R. Norris, Vice President Dr. Norris 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 Norris served on the General Staff of 8th US […]