Pictured Above: Governor Brewer and House Representatives Heather Carter, Victoria Steele, Doug Coleman, Bob Robson, Jeff Dial, Eric Meyer, along with Senators John McComish and Lynne Pancrazi receiving their 2014 NAMI Arizona Collaborative Community Champion Award (not pictured Rep. Lela Alston).
Thank you to all who participated in this past Saturday's 2014 Annual Meeting and Celebration "Crankin' Up The Collaboration" where we saluted Governor Brewer and the bipartisan group that supported Expansion/Restoration last session further strengthening our public health and safety net in the most economically sensible manner.
Governor Brewer's keynote address invigorated the crowd who joined in awarding 2014 Collaborative Community Champion awards to Governor Brewer and House Representatives Heather Carter, Victoria Steele, Doug Coleman, Bob Robson, Jeff Dial, Eric Meyer, and Lela Alston, along with Senators John McComish and Lynne Pancrazi.
Extra Special Thanks to House Health Committee Champs and Bipartisan SuperStars Representatives Heather Carter and Victoria Steele who stayed throughout the day to help panel our statewide conversation on intentional partnering to efficiently improve health care outcomes.
Joined by representatives from each of the four Regional Behavioral Health Authorities who helped fund this event and Individual, Family, Affiliate, Government and Community Leaders from across the State, powerful relationships and determed commitments were made throughout the day.
Please share your pictures, videos, and comments with me at my email address above and I will be sure to include them in our website updates at www.namiaz.org . I will also send out the pictures from the Governor's Office upon receipt.
Don't forget to mark your calendars for next year's annual meeting and celebration scheduled Saturday January 31st, 2015 at the same location in the Disability Empowerment Center.
NAMI Arizona thanks our generous sponsors and community partners: Stand Together and Recover (STAR) Centers, Cenpatico Arizona, Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (NARBHA), Community Partners of Southern Arizona, Arizona Department of Health Services, Verde Valley Guidance Center, Partners in Recovery, OPTUM Health.
Sincerely and Thankfully,
Jim Dunn, M.Ed/C, CPRP