NAMI CC Board of Directors

Meet your NAMI Contra Costa Board Members


Susan Norwick Horrocks – President

Retired Public School Administrator; Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Oakland Unified School District. MS CAL State East Bay. BA Pitzer College, Claremont, CA. Former Coordinator of Basics Classes, Membership Chair, Family to Family Leader, Basics Leader. Family Connection Support Group Co-Leader, VP of Board of Directors.

Tel: (925) 942-0767

Barbara Scott – 1st Vice President

Mt. Diablo School District Administration; Master’s in Educational Administration; BA in Social Welfare and teaching Credentials for Deaf Education and Elementary Education. Current Administrator: MDUSD Home and Hospital Program Specialist for IEPs, 504 Plans, & Conflict Resolution. Fluent in Sign Language.

Phone: (925) 942-0767

A picture of Dr. Cri Campbell

Cri Campbell Schine – Secretary

Dr. Campbell Schine received a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in Ethnic Studies from U.C. Davis, and an M.A. and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley. She owns Schine Enterprises and is the co-founder of MDUSD Parents for Multicultural Education.

Dr. Campbell Schine serves on the Executive and Fundraising committees for NAMICC. She serves on the Executive Team as the VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging for her local PTSA, and in advisory and leadership roles for Greater Mt. Diablo Moms Demand Action, the Miles Hall Foundation, and The Natalie Project (#themtoo).

Phone: (925) 942-0767

Jeremy Taubman – Treasurer

Jeremy Taubman, LCSW, CAS, is an addiction medicine psychotherapist and the Director of the John Muir Behavioral Health – Partial Hospitalization Program, a large outpatient behavioral health department in Northern California. He is a continuing education instructor for several professional mental health organizations and has served on the faculty of the University of the Pacific in the School of Health Sciences as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Social Work Program. Throughout his career, Jeremy has been a champion in the fight against stigma. He is a featured content expert in a Stigma Reduction video series and has been awarded several federally and privately funded grants used to develop stigma reduction campaigns, enhance mental health and addiction awareness, and expand treatment resources.

Board of Directors Members

Don Edward Green – Director

Former President of the Board of Directors for NAMI CC.  Former Probate & Mental Health Judge (pro tem.) for 11 years in Contra Costa County.  Former chair and member of probate & mental health committees for California Judicial Council, California Judges Association & California State Bar.

Phone: (925) 942-0767

Charles Madison – Director

Retired former President/CEO Chairman of the Board Unimar; Graduate USF BSBA

Al Farmer – Director

Retired Chevron:  Graduate Stanford, BS Petroleum Engineering; Northwestern University, MBA. Past President NAMI-CC, NAMI-CC  Warm Line.

Phone: (925) 942-0767

Dale Brodsky – Director

Of Counsel, formerly partner, Beeson, Tayer & Bodine, Oakland, CA (2002-present), providing legal services to educators and other private and public sector employees; Councilmember, Fair Employment & Housing Council (2012-2023).

Phone: (925) 942-0767

A portrait photo of Emily O'Connor

Emily O’Connor – Director

BA, Communications from U.C. Davis, former National Charity League Board member and Communications VP, AUHSD Diversity and Inclusion Parent Task Force Communications Chair, former Saint Mary’s College graduate admissions and U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business career advisor. NAMI CC Community Partners Committee.

Phone: (925) 942-0767

LaTanyua Brown-Thompson – Director

Author and Speaker; Disability Consultant; Community Advisory Board (CAB): Chair for CAB Program and Service Subcommittee; Castro Advisory/Stake Holder Board; Facilitator Certificate with World Impact & The Trauma Healing Institute; Mental Health First Aid; Mental Health Advocate and Coach with Green Heart University; Life Coach for Men & Women of Purpose.

Phone: (925) 942-0767

Angela Ferguson – Director

As a new member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Contra Costa County board and a mother, woman of faith, advocate, author and caregiver of a loved one with a mental illness, I bring a unique perspective and personal commitment to the cause of mental health awareness and support.

(925) 942-0767

Meet the Staff

Executive Director

Gigi Crowder
(510) 990-2670

Lead Volunteer Coordinator (Mandarin-Chinese Language)

NAMI Connections

Peer to Peer Coordinator, Newsletter Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator, Spanish Community Coordinator

On-call Volunteer Coordinator

East County - Homeless Outreach

AAPI Outreach Coordinator

Peer to Peer Facilitator

HaVonya Johnson
(925) 942-0767

In Our Own Voice Coordinator

TAY/Spanish Coordinator

TAY/AAPI Coordinator

TAY Volunteer Coordinator Latinx Community Connection

Ruth Hernandez

Volunteer Coordinator

LatinX Coordinator & IT

Administrative Assistant

Signature Programs Coordinator

Marie Kamali
(925) 942-0767

Family Volunteer Support Network Staff