March 27, 2019
Wheaton, Illinois – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) DuPage is excited to introduce Geri Kerger as the new Executive Director. After a 6-month intensive search, Kerger succeeds Interim Executive Director Jana Cronin. Kerger will assume the new role on April 22, 2019 and lead NAMI DuPage in efforts to end the stigma surrounding mental illness, educating the community on mental health, and providing support to both individuals with a mental illness and their families.
Kerger has more than 16 years of experience in non-profit development, served as the Director of Women’s Services for the YWCA in Glen Ellyn, and as a member of the DuPage County Mental Health Advisory Board. Kerger received a BA in Sociology, Master’s in Guidance and Counseling, and her Juris Doctor. As an attorney, she taught at several local colleges including College of DuPage and National Louis University.
When asked about the new position Kerger said “I am honored to be named the new Executive Director of NAMI DuPage, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of those living with mental illness and their families – through education, support and advocacy. I look forward to working with our dedicated staff, passionate volunteers and community partners to make mental health a priority for all, while continuing NAMI DuPage’s important and active role in DuPage County.”