April 24, 2017
Richmond, VA – Peter Nicewicz, President of NAMI Virginia, announced today that NAMI Virginia’s executive director, Mira Signer, has elected to move on to a new opportunity and will be departing from her role in May 2017.
“The Board of Directors has accepted Mira’s resignation, and expressed our sincere appreciation for her leadership during her tenure. Thanks to Mira’s hard work and dedication, NAMI Virginia is a solid, vibrant organization that we can all be proud of,” said Nicewicz.
Nearly ten years ago, Mira Signer became the Executive Director of NAMI Virginia. It was just four months after the Virginia Tech tragedy. The organization had not had an executive director for several years. Under Mira’s leadership, NAMI Virginia has grown from a small organization with one full-time staff member to an organization of 10 who work closely with the organization’s community-based affiliates and numerous partners to deliver extensive programming statewide. New programs were added including Peer-to-Peer, Basics, Connection Support Groups, and Ending the Silence. NAMI Virginia’s education and support programs reached more than 23,000 Virginians in 2016. For its education and advocacy accomplishments NAMI Virginia was recognized as the Outstanding NAMI State Organization in 2014 and also received the Handy L. Lindsey, Jr. Award for Excellence in Organizational Management in 2015 from the Cameron Foundation in Petersburg, Virginia.
More about NAMI and Mira’s role on the Behavioral Health Members page at http://vnppinc.org/behavioral-health/