2018 NAMI Minnesota Award Winners

NAMI Minnesota special recognition award winners were announced on Nov. 3 at the organization’s annual State Conference held in St. Paul. The awards recognize individuals or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary work and advocacy on behalf of children or adults with mental illnesses and their families.

Professional of the Year: Resmaa Menakem

Provider of the Year: Southwestern Mental Health Center

Volunteer of the Year Award: Elaine Love

Criminal Justice Award: St. Paul Police Department

Employer of the Year Award: Grand Casino Hinckley

Legislator of the Year Award: Representative Jenifer Loon

Legislator of the Year Award:  Senator Susan Kent

Media Award: Mac Weekly

Media Award: Kellie Knight (Warroad Pioneer)

Transforming Attitudes Award: Sanjana Dutt

Special Board Award: Deborah Saxhaug