INTERVIEW:

BIO:

Bettie Reinhardt is Affiliate Development Consultant for NAMI California.  She has also served NAMI California as Legislative and Public Policy Consultant, initiating NAMI CAN!, and was Acting Executive Director during the E.D.’s maternity leave.

That is post-retirement.

Bettie says she happened on the value of NAMI while doing program development for NAMI San Diego as a consultant.  She credits what she learned from the volunteers there as turning things around for her family and for her subsequent devotion to NAMI.  She served as Executive Director at NAMI San Diego for over 12 years.

Bettie has a B.S.N. from the University of Oklahoma and an M.P.H. in Health Services Administration from San Diego State University.