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Our Board of Directors

Shrabanee Shah I Founder and President of No Stigma Network, Inc., Support Group Facilitator

Shrabanee has been a  passionate advocate for acceptance of  mental health challenges as true illnesses, without bias, for every culture, race, gender, and age. 

Linda VanMelis | MSW, Vice President I, Communications Chairperson, Support Group Facilitator, YAAC Advisor

Linda has had many years experience in self-help organizations dealing with mental illness.  She has been involved in NSN since 2013 where she has used her hard earned skills and knowledge to help individuals and family members dealing with mental health challenges.

Jennifer Nicole Meli | Young Adult Board Member, YAAC Member, Communication Committee Member, Professional Advisory Committee Member

Jennifer has been involved with NSN since March 2014. Along with being a board member, Jennifer is also an active support group member, YAAC member,  Communication Committee member and Professional Advisory Committee Member. With the help of VP I Linda, Jennifer created and designed our website.

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David Jacobs | Treasurer, Financial Committee, Professional Advisory Committee

David is a CPA who has decided to utilize his experience to be NSN's treasurer. The opportunity to help NSN appealed to him because of the history of mental health issues in his extended family. Joining NSN seemed to be a natural progression due to his services as a long-time member and former board member for the local chapter of Optimists International, a children's service organization. Along with being the treasurer of NSN, David is a member of the Finance Committee and the Executive Board. 

Denise Marie Meli | Secretary and Caregiver

In 2014, Denise's daughter suffered from severe anxiety and depression. Denise found help for her daughter through Shrabanee and NSN. Since then Denise has been an active member of the board. As the secretary,  Denise is in charge of keeping record of the minutes at each board meeting as well as keeping each member in the loop of events, fundrasiers, and meetings taking place. 

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