President: Amy Holmgren
Vice President: Jenny Sellers
Secretary: Mary Ellen Jones
Treasurer: Ellen Harris
Member at Large: Steve Lyons
NAMI Tulsa Board Members
David Van Risseghem
Captain Shellie Seibert
Office Manager: Rose Weller
NAMI Tulsa was formed in the early days of 1989. It was known as
TAMI (Tulsa Assoc. on Mental Illness). As part of OAMI (Oklahoma Assoc. on Mental Illness).
We were faced with many daunting tasks regarding some massive changes to state funding of
mental illness programs.
In the following decade, Oklahoma saw many reforms in state agencies and many top leaders
were pressed to resign after controversial policies proved unworkable.
Then came the closure of state hospitals like Eastern State, at Vinita. Shortly thereafter,
Parkside Hospital ended their long association with the state mental health agencies. NAMI
Tulsa was instrumental in founding the Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health.
Today, NAMI Tulsa is heavily focused on education, support groups, public policy, training,
and we have developed lasting relationships with many local, state, and national agencies for
the betterment of the care of our mentally ill.
contact NAMI Oklahoma
3037 NW 63rd, Suite 104W
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: 405- 607-6018