Our Team


Helene Zimmerman
Executive Director

Lee Nash
Education Coordinator

Debra Mechanic

Rocio Cornejo
Peer PALS Coordinator

News Staff

Ron Dugrenier

Pam Derish
Editorial Assistant

Kim Nobles
Editorial Assistant

Kathy Stern
Editorial Assistant

Community Liaisons
Penney Mitchell
Support Group Coordinator

Claudia Saggese
Office of Consumer and Family Affairs

Board of Directors

Board members of NAMI San Mateo County strive to create an environment of support for those dealing with day-to-day issues of living with a mental illness, and for their friends and relatives.


Jerry Thompson, RN
President & Education

Carol Gosho
Treasurer/Finance Chair

Alan Cochran

Jessica Frihart, RN

Kelly Powers

Armando Sandoval

Kathy Stern

Ginny Traub



Advisory Board

Dr. Cameron D. Quanbeck, MD

Steve Way

Pat Way