The local affiliate of the National Alliance for Mental Illness has hired Christina Cernansky to help with marketing and fundraising activities in the Wood River Valley.

“NAMI‐WRV is excited to have Christina join the team,” said Tom Hanson, NAMI Wood River Valley president. “She started volunteering over the holidays for our annual bell-ringing fundraiser, and we saw her dedication and hard work. We think she will bring a lot to the table and we are thrilled to start implementing some of her ideas.”

Cernansky moved to the valley last fall from Washington, D.C. She brings with her 15 years of experience working with local, national and international nonprofits as well as dozens of candidate and issue‐based campaigns.

NAMI focuses on educating the community about mental illness, offering resources to those in need and insisting that mental illness become a high national priority. The Wood River Valley chapter also seeks to lift the stigma of mental illness in the community.

Load comments