NAMI Minnesota 2019 Award Winners
Congratulations to NAMI Minnesota’s 2019 special recognition award winners. 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. They were presented at NAMI’s state conference and annual meeting held on Nov. 2 in St. Paul.
Professional of the Year: Nita Kumar, Ph.D.
Provider of the Year: Touchstone Mental Health
Volunteer of the Year Award: Bob Swanson
Criminal Justice Award: St. Cloud Collaborative: Central Minnesota Mental Health Center, CentraCare Health, Stearns County Health and Human Services, and the St. Cloud Police Department
Employer of the Year Award: Best Buy
Legislator of the Year Award: Representative Nick Zerwas
Legislator of the Year Award: Senator David Senjem
Media Award: Andy Steiner (MinnPost)
Special Events Volunteer of the Year: Sue Lundholm