PO Box 2556, Las Cruces, NM 88004
(510) 770-6264
nami.s.new.mexico@gmail.com

About NAMI Southern New Mexico

NAMI Southern New Mexico is dedicated to building better lives for people affected by mental illness through education, advocacy, and support. We offer education and support services throughout southern New  Mexico and we advocate for better treatment options and mental health services at the national, state, and local levels.

Areas We Cover

We can supply on-site and virtual resources to organizations and interested people in the areas listed below to get leadership trained and certified by NAMI to teach classes and facilitate support groups.

  1. Catron — Reserve
  2. Chaves — Roswell
  3. Curry — Clovis
  4. De Baca — Ft. Sumner
  5. Dona Ana — Las Cruces
  6. Eddy — Carlsbad
  7. Grant — Silver City
  8. Hidalgo — Lordsburg
  9. Lea — Hobbs
  10. Lincoln — Ruidoso
  11. Luna — Deming
  12. Otero — Alamagordo
  13. Sierra — Truth or Consequences
  14. Socorro — Socorro
  15. Valencia — Los Lunas and Belen

Read our bylaws

Meet Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a diverse group of family members, providers, and peers living with mental illness.

Alicia Blassingame

President

Alicia is a disabled veteran. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Her background is in accounting and business management. While living with a mental health condition, she has raised two children, one of whom is on the Autism Spectrum. She is trained to teach NAMI Basics and lead NAMI Connections Support Group. Her passion is helping those in the community who may need extra support.

Frank Dorris

Vice President

Chris Spurny

Secretary

Lyn Pearson

Treasurer

Lyn is a certified NAMI Family-to-Family and Family & Friends instructor and the NAMI-SNM webmaster. She is particularly interested in the work NAMI does to alleviate the stigma and stress of individuals living with mental health conditions. She spent 35 years in the Federal government as a research analyst, systems analyst, and a communications specialist managing large information networks. During the course of her career she managed grants and budgets as large as $11m, including overseeing contracts for litigation support and large technology purchases.

David Reyes

Director

Katana “Kitty” Wolf

Director

Robert Maitland

Director

Jeanette Borunda

Director

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Micah Pearson

Ex-officio Member

Micah Pearson is past Vice President and President. Micah is a licensed certified Peer Support Worker and a certified NAMI Connection Facilitator, Peer-to-Peer Teacher, and In Our Own Voice Speaker. He is currently serving on NAMI’s national board. Micah found NAMI through a NAMI Peer-to-Peer class. From there he pursued as many other NAMI signature programs he could which eventually led to his involvement in the leadership of his affiliate. Micah hopes to decriminalize mental health and stigmatization of mental health through art through his/her affiliation with NAMI.

Micah has over 20 years’ experience in Information Technology and Fine Art and Graphic Design, as well as participating in multiple state task forces focused on criminal justice reform. He is a member Cruces Creatives and serves as Chair of Local Behavioral Health Collaborative.

During the 2019-2020 national board term, Micah will serve as chair of the Policy Committee and as a lead on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workgroup.

Kimmie Jordan

Ex-officio Member

Kimmie Jordan is a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADAC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and Certified Life Coach who has worked in the mental health field since 2000. She previously served as Vice President and President of NAMI Southern New Mexico and Executive Director for the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association of New Mexico (PSRANM).

Kimmie graduated with honors from New Mexico State University with her M.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences. In 2011 she received the Public Service Award and in 2006 she received the Rehabilitation Practitioner award by the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association of New Mexico for her dedication and excellence in providing psychiatric rehabilitation services. She specializes in psychiatric rehabilitation for individuals with mood and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, dual diagnosis, substance abuse, and involvement with the criminal justice system.

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