NAMI Wood County Board
Angela Landgraff, LSW
As a longtime Residence of Bowling Green and a Licensed Social Worker, working with NAMI Wood County has afforded me the opportunity to be an active part of the Community in which I live. As a family member of someone with a mental illness I am aware of the importance of getting timely and accurate information when needed. Being a part of NAMI Wood County makes me proud of the work that is accomplished daily by our Staff and Volunteers. NAMI opens the doors to individuals that are looking for compassion and guidance and I am happy to be a part of this commitment.
Board Vice Chair
I have been a Police Officer with the City of Rossford for almost 23 years. I was introduced into NAMI Wood County approximately five years ago during a training that was provided by NAMI for the CIT program. This is a program that educates Police Officers for better understanding on how to work with individuals dealing with a mental health crisis. The CIT program has since expanded in NAMI Wood County by training Dispatchers, Fire/EMS, and Mental Health providers, all to coordinate better communications to help people living with mental health conditions and helping to provide services to individuals and their families. After attending and graduating from the CIT training and gaining more knowledge on these situations that are presented to Officers in the field, I was then blessed to join the board staff. I have been serving on the board for five years now and enjoy helping and networking with other people and agencies to help provide support and services to people.
I am passionate about this Board, and what they do, because I know what it is like to live with Mental Illness. I know firsthand the stigma associated with Mental Illness and the misconception of what people like myself can and cannot do. My ultimate goal is to reach out to those affected with mental health conditions and let them know they are not alone; let them know help is available! I currently serve on two other Non-Profit Boards, Legal Aid of Western Ohio / Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, for which I am the Vice-President, and Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (formerly WSOS). I believe in giving back to the communities and organizations that helped me when I needed help. I am an insurance agent my day, but my most important job is being a Mom to Patrick and Xavier.
Through my lived experience with mental illness, it has become my passion and (I believe) my purpose to help those touched by mental illness to live happier and healthier lives. As a NAMI Wood County Board Member and program facilitator, I take great pride in helping other peers on their own paths to recovery.
Hi I want to be a part of a growing community that helps resolve mental health issues that plague not only Wood County but America.
I have been involved with NAMI Wood County for over 10 years in every capacity from volunteering, being on committees, board and eventually chairman of the board. I believe in the mission and everything that NAMI Wood County does for educating people who are both diagnosed with a mental illness or people who are affected with mental illness in other ways. I have seen so many people see and hear things and ideas from others in the same position as them and give them hope It is a smaller but growing community in the County, State and Nation.
Erin White, Psy. D
I relocated from Upstate New York in May 2019, and joined the Wood County NAMI Board of Directors in February 2020. Originally from the state of Michigan, I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2010 with a BA in Psychology and Criminal Justice. I moved to Los Angeles, California to attend graduate school at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology-LA and earned my doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology. Following graduate school, I worked for the New York State Office of Mental Health at a Forensic Psychiatric Center and then became an Assistant Research Professor for the University at Buffalo. My expertise primarily includes psychological/intellectual assessment and forensic evaluations, education, and training. I currently work in Toledo, OH at a certified Forensic Center where I conduct forensic/mental health evaluations for 13 Northwest Ohio counties. The mental health field and its interaction with the criminal justice system is a passion of mine, and I joined the NAMI Wood County Board to better serve the community in which I work and live.
NAMI Wood County Staff
I have been with NAMI Wood County in various capacities for over 12 years. I am a family to family teacher, a family support group facilitator, and will be a NAMI Basics teacher. I have worked in various roles in the mental health field, including a residential setting and a psychiatric inpatient setting. I have coordinated and taught Mental Health First Aid and Crisis Intervention Team training for more than 7 years. I continue to enjoy the time at NAMI and watching the organization grow in ways I never imagined. Making a difference in the lives of people struggling has been the most rewarding.
Ashley Hartman, MPH, CHES, OCPC
Ashley Hartman, MPH, CHES, OCPC is the Associate Director for NAMI Wood County. She has worked in the field of mental health for six years. Her training background includes Mental Health First Aid, de-escalation, suicide prevention and introductory classes on mental health and substance use disorders.
Courtney Rice, MSW, LSW
Manager of Marketing and Communications
Most of my life has been impacted by mental illness whether it was through a family member, friend, or myself. For many years, I wanted to give back to a group of individuals who are unfortunately stigmatized and discredited for their very real conditions. I received degrees in Psychology and Social Work, during which I interned and volunteered with NAMI Wood County in one way or another while I attended school. Now, as the Manager of Marketing and Communications, I’ve been able to help members of Wood County in their journey to recovery through promoting resources, classes, support groups, and so much more. NAMI Wood County has had an influence on my life, and I want to show the community just how impactful this organization can be for them too.
I have been a staff member at NAMI Wood County since 2010. Along with my position here, I facilitate many classes and support groups. Family is the foundation for me and in helping others I also help myself to see there is a life beyond mental illness.
During the spring of 2020, I was with NAMI Wood County as an events and programming intern, and I am thrilled to be back with NAMI to take on the role of AOT/CIT Monitor. I graduated in May 2020 from BGSU with my Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and will be continuing my education in the fall through the clinical mental health counseling graduate program. I am excited to be part of NAMI’s team!