Introducing our Interim Executive Director

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jana Cronin and I have been recently hired as NAMI DuPage’s Interim Executive Director. The Board of Directors is engaged in a search for a permanent Executive Director and I will serve until such time as we find our ideal candidate.

Our NAMI DuPage family has been devastated by the recent passing of Angela Adkins, our Executive Director for the past ten years. She was an amazing woman, instrumental in the development of new and expanded programs to support our mission of providing support, advocacy and education in order to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental illness and their families.

A little about my background. I have been a member of NAMI for close to thirty years and have served on several committees and on the Board of Directors for many of those years. I am a resident of Wheaton and a recently retired small business owner. I consider myself very fortunate to have been given this opportunity to serve as Interim E.D. during this transition, and even more fortunate to be working with the very capable NAMI staff. They are an extraordinary team!

I know many of you already and hope to meet even more members and supporters of NAMI. Please stop by the office if you are in the neighborhood. I would love to meet with you!