mary kay battagliaExecutive Director
Mary Kay Battaglia
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Mon–Fri: 8am–4pm
Mary Kay manages the operations of the organization. She ensures that work is carried out in line with the organizational mission, vision and strategic plan.


crystal hesterPublic Policy & Advocacy Director
Crystal Hester

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Mon–Fri: 9am–4pm
Crystal directs our advocacy efforts. She advocates on state-level issues, strengthens our grassroots advocacy efforts and provides information and referrals to individuals seeking support.


Communication & Events Coordinator
Ellie Thompson

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Mon-Fri: 8am–3:15pm
Ellie coordinates major events and ensures NAMI is seen and heard throughout the state.


Program Coordinator
Megan McLachlan

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Mon, Tues, Weds: 8am–4pm
Megan coordinates education and support programs that serve family members and partners of individuals living with serious mental illness, as well as for individuals living with serious mental illness themselves.


gina leahyAdministrative Coordinator
Gina Leahy
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Mon–Fri: 8am–4pm
Gina provides administrative support for the NAMI Wisconsin team. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations and serves as membership and volunteer coordinator.


Programs & Events Assistant
Molly Eckerle
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Mon & Thurs: 9am–1pm
Molly assists the program coordinator and development director.