Expert Participants

Daniel H. Gillison Jr.

Dan Gillison brings expertise in non-profit leadership and a passion for advocating for people with mental illness to NAMI. Before coming to NAMI, Dan led the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF), where he was responsible for strategic planning, personnel management, board communications, oversight of APAF’s public education programs and outreach, and formulating strategic alliances and Read More…

Don Lemon

Don Lemon anchors “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” during weekday prime-time and serves as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming. Based in the network’s New York bureau, Lemon joined CNN in September 2006. A news veteran of Chicago, Lemon reported from Chicago in the days leading up to the 2008 presidential election, including an interview with Read More…

Ken Duckworth

Ken Duckworth, MD, serves as the medical director for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He is triple board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult, Child and Adolescent, and Forensic Psychiatry and has extensive experience in the public health arena. Dr. Duckworth is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at Read More…

Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley is Anchor of CBS News “Sunday Morning”. She has been one of the most respected figures in American broadcast journalism for more than thirty years, with a television career that spanned morning, daytime, and primetime. In 1972, Pauley began her journalism career as a “temporary, probationary employee for 90 days” at WISH-TV in Read More…

DeWanda Wise

DeWanda Wise is an actress and NAMI Ambassador. In television, film, theater, writing, and producing, DeWanda Wise has established herself as one of the industry’s most exciting talents. In the Netflix adaption of “She’s Gotta Have It,” created by Spike Lee, Wise appears as the iconic ‘Nola Darling.’ Based on Lee’s 1986 film of the Read More…

Chris Hubbard

Football Player, Cleveland Browns, and NAMI Ambassador Career Transactions Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as undrafted free agent on April 27, 2013… Waived by the Steelers on Aug. 31, 2013… Added to the Steelers’ practice squad on Sept. 1, 2013… Signed by the Steelers on Dec. 31, 2013… Signed by the Cleveland Browns as an Read More…

J. Corey Feist

Mr. Feist has served as Chief Executive Officer of UPG since 2018. Prior to this appointment, he served as Chief Operations Officer for UPG beginning in 2016. Prior to assuming that role, he served as UPG General Counsel for ten years; the last five of which he also served as Chief of Staff. Before joining UPG, Read More…

Ann Marie Lipinski

Ann Marie Lipinski is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, home to an international fellowship program and an innovative group of publications about journalism, including Nieman Lab, Nieman Reports and Nieman Storyboard. Before coming to Harvard, Lipinski was the editor-in-chief and senior vice president of the Chicago Tribune. As Read More…

Isabel Wilkerson

Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, is the author of the critically acclaimed bestsellers The Warmth of Other Suns, and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.  Warmth won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named to TIME’s 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade. Caste became a Number 1 New York Times bestseller and was hailed by The Times critic Read More…

Sandra Nelson

Sandra Nelson, MD is associate physician, Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital.