NAMI Kansas Inc.
501 SW Jackson Street
Suite 400
Topeka KS 66603
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (785) 233-0755
Mission Statement
NAMI Kansas is the state organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness; a self-help, membership association of individuals living with mental illness, their family members and friends, dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by mental illnesses. We provide leadership and work in partnership with local affiliates to ensure peer support, advocacy, and education.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Richard D. Cagan
Board Chair Mr Eric Harkness
Board Chair Company Affiliation Volunteer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1988
Former Names
NAMI Kansas
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Kansas Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement NAMI Kansas is the state organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness; a self-help, membership association of individuals living with mental illness, their family members and friends, dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by mental illnesses. We provide leadership and work in partnership with local affiliates to ensure peer support, advocacy, and education.
Background Statement
NAMI Kansas' roots go back to 1975 when the first support group was established in Topeka. In 1984 Families for Mental Health in Kansas was organized and later the same year affiliated with a national counterpart, Association for the Mentally Ill (AMI). The state identity then became Kansas AMI. By the late 1980's the national and state identity became NAMI, for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. NAMI Kansas was incorporated in 1988 and received its tax-exempt status in 1989. The first office was opened in Topeka in 1990. In 2005, the acronym was subsequently changed to reflect the current name: National Alliance on Mental Illness. 
 
NAMI Kansas is an integral part of the national network of state organizations. More than 1,000 local NAMI affiliates represent the grassroots base of NAMI, including 13 active affiliates in the state of Kansas.  An emerging affiliate is currently under development in southwest Kansas. Local affiliate members interact regularly with the state organization for training and resources, and share leadership for its services and programs. The peer support and self-help activities that local members provide with and for each other are the key tools to overcome the pervasive isolation and discrimination that affects those with mental illness. The expertise and shared practical knowledge, which is exchanged among people who live with the daily effects of mental illness, promotes wellness, empowerment and self-esteem. Networking, education and opportunities for social interaction support families at times of critical need and give individuals living with mental illness support to improve their lives and the system that serves them. NAMI Kansas provides technical assistance to local affiliates to offer peer support and peer education programs that are recovery focused. NAMI's education programs are developed and taught by peers, based on the philosophy and evidence that participation in self-help groups has been found to lessen feelings of isolation, increase practical knowledge, and contribute to empowerment and realistic hopes for the future. NAMI Kansas actively works to eradicate stigma associated with mental illness, including our trademark NAMIWalk. We provide access to timely and accurate information regarding current mental illness issues to local and state agencies and the public at large.  In 2012, NAMI Kansas was re-chartered by the national organization having met its Standards of Excellence.
Impact Statement

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  1. Completed the 13th annual NAMI Walk to raise awareness and which grossed $95,000 to support activities at the state and local levels. 
  2. Trained 32 volunteers to lead education and peer support programs, delivered education programs to 282 persons, reached another 645 people with presentations on mental illness, responded to 1,248 calls for information and support and registered 3,029 appearances at support groups for individuals living with mental illness and their family members. 
  3. Convened the 9th statewide Crisis Intervention Team summit with  175 in attendance, conducted outreach to expand CIT to new communities and provided ongoing support to a state CIT Leadership Group. 
  4. Provided support  to the Grassroots Advocacy Network as part of the Kansas Mental Health Coalition involving 185 Legislative District Advocates. 
  5. Launched the Behavioral Health Tobacco Project, representing a collaboration to reduce the dependence on tobacco products by individuals with mental illness and substance abuse disorders. 

GOALS:

  1. Increase membership by 50% above the benchmark level of January 2015.  
  2. Recruit candidates for the NAMI Kansas Board from under-represented constituencies.  
  3. Increase overall funding by 5% per year and diversify sources beyond the current state contract.  
  4. Offer signature education and peer support programs to diverse audiences. 
  5. Advocate for the rights of all persons affected by mental illness on an individual basis, through statewide policy advocacy, and through programs to create awareness and stigma reduction.
Needs Statement
  1.  Support the delivery and expansion of education programs -- Each class serving up to 20 persons and ranging from 6 to 12 weeks will cost from $700 to $1,700.  The annual cost for a speakers' bureau program is $1,000.  Weekend training events for up to 20 education program leaders have a cost in the range of $3,000 - $4,000 each.
  2. Support the delivery and expansion of peer support programs for individuals living with mental illness and family members.The cost for a weekend training event for groups of up to 20 individuals ranges from $3,000 to $5,000.
  3. Sponsorships underwrite the NAMI Kansas Annual Conference scheduled in October of each year. Individual gifts of $500 or more are needed up to a total of $5,000 to be able to waive registration for low-income participants and to cover direct costs for one or more keynote speakers.
  4. Support an outreach and marketing program through the placement of rack cards in strategic community locations ($1,500), and targeted advertising through radio and print media ($5,000 - $10,000).
  5. Support incremental upgrades to the consolidated contact database to improve communications capabilities. Specific upgrades range in cost from $1,000 to $3,000.
Service Categories
Mental Health Associations - Multipurpose
Alliances & Advocacy
Citizen Participation
Areas of Service
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
KS
KS - Lawrence
KS - Leavenworth County
KS - Atchison County
KS - Franklin County
NAMI Kansas is a statewide organization with local affiliates from Kansas City to Hays.  NAMI Johnson County, NAMI Kansas City KS, NAMI Northeast Kansas/Leavenworth and NAMI Douglas County serve the targeted area of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. 
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

The NAMI Kansas Board of Directors, along with the NAMI Kansas Consumer Council, NAMI Kansas Affiliate Council, and the NAMI Kansas Veterans & Military Council has worked to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness through education, advocacy, and support.  NAMI Kansas has accomplished this through our signature education classes, Resource Line, In Our Own Voice public speaking engagements, our annualNAMIWalk, the NAMI Kansas annual conference, participation in Mental Health Advocacy Day and Mental Illness Awareness Week activities, and local support group meetings. Our signature education classes reach out to both people with a mental illness and their family members. Our Resource Line has connected people from around the state with needed services. In Our Own Voice presentations, participation in Mental Health Advocacy Day and Mental Illness Awareness Week are all opportunities to advocate for the proper services for people with mental illnesses and to also let the public know that recovery is possible. NAMI Kansas participates every year in NAMIWalks, a fundraising/awareness raising/anti-stigma event. This event draws members from around the state and has been growing every year. The NAMI Kansas Annual Conference draws participants from around the state to hear about topics important to local affiliates. The conference offers the local affiliates an opportunity to become advocates in their communities and to strengthen leadership at the local level. NAMI Kansas is working to grow local affiliates in areas of the state where we do not have a presence. NAMI hopes to reach underserved and rural areas of the state. A priority of the NAMI Kansas Board of Directors is maintaining a focus on building a diverse Board of Directors and strengthening the inclusion of under-represented populations in our statewide work. The NAMI Kansas Consumer Council represents our members who are consumers of mental health services. The Consumer Council has been able to increase its representation of more local affiliates and has given a voice to consumers on the Board of Directors. The Council has its own governing structure and activities that complement the projects of NAMI Kansas as a whole. The NAMI Kansas Affiliate Council offers local affiliate leaders an opportunity to exchange ideas on affiliate growth. It also helps strengthen local leadership and is where future NAMI Kansas Board members can be cultivated. The Veterans & Military Council is our newest structure established to ensure that NAMI programs are available to service members, veterans and their families.  NAMI Kansas touches the lives of people affected by mental illness on a daily basis by providing comfort, support and education. The challenge is to reach more people, especially in rural areas of the state. NAMI continues to deal with this challenge by expanding our educational programs, membership campaigns, advertising, the toll-free resource line, and our advocacy events.

Programs
Description

Local affiliates/support groups are the heart and soul of the organization. The viability, strength and capability of NAMI Kansas is in direct proportion to these same measures of the local entities. Since local affiliates are the delivery mechanism for much of our work in peer support and education, affiliate development is a core program feature. Currently, we have a local presence in 15 communities which leaves a number of key areas around the state without the means of reaching those in need.  Through engagement with NAMI's Standards of Excellence, we are investing energy to strengthen existing local NAMI groups and to bring them under our IRS Group Exemption.  We actively encourage an organizing process for establishing new groups in un-served communities. 

Program Budget $20,000.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served Adults, People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success One of our shorter-term goals is to work with local affiliates to articulate a local development plan with each entity. As part of the planning process, we will consider the menu of possible program involvement that is possible for each local group and which contributes to the strategic goals established by NAMI Kansas. Part of this process will be to implement a mentoring system to share the knowledge and expertise of veteran affiliate leaders with those of the newer and emerging affiliates. Success will be measured in part to the extent that affiliates move beyond the role of support groups to function as local developers for NAMI-related programs.
Long-Term Success The long-term outcomes for affiliate development relate to capacity building and the development of viable local organizations which have the ability to be self-sustaining. This involves the development of shared leadership, succession plans for volunteer leaders that will provide for continuity, and an understanding of organizational life cycles. Local affiliates which are well managed will have local governing boards and will assist NAMI Kansas in developing strategic partnerships in order to increase the accessibility to other programs providing peer support, education and advocacy.
Program Success Monitored By A monthly reporting system has been in place since 2006 between local affiliates and NAMI Kansas that provides the critical information needed to measure program progress. A careful review of monthly data is necessary to spot early warning signs of affiliates which may be in trouble based on low turnout for support groups and a lack of activity to bring in new members. Ongoing visits to local affiliates on the part of NAMI Kansas staff will assist in maintaining the local focus on priority issues and as a means of providing key support for organizational development. E-mail communications and quarterly conference calls with the Board of Directors help to keep affiliate leaders connected to one another and to the state office. Two opportunities are provided on annual basis for affiliate leaders to meet face-to-face. An Affiliate Council has been operating since 2008 to help formalize communications.
Examples of Program Success
  • Membership retention levels are increasing. 
  • The absolute number of members is increasing from year to year.
  • One or more new affiliates and support groups are established in each of the next five years. 
  • Attendance levels are increasing for local affiliates. 
  • Leadership of local affiliates is embraced by a core group in each area with a succession plan in mind. 
  • Outreach to unrepresented minority constituencies has resulted in new members from these groups. 
  • Affiliates are engaged with one or more local partners in collaborative efforts.
Description
Peer support is a pillar of the NAMI Kansas mission as well as a key ongoing function of local affiliates and support groups. Peer support is provided both by individuals living with mental illness as well as their family members. Local affiliates and support groups provide a designated portion of their meetings to talk, listen, ask for help, share resources and to ensure that new members are connected. NAMI Kansas provides training for peer support group facilitators.  The NAMI Connection program was launched in 2009 to provide more frequent peer support opportunities for consumers; it is currently being implemented in Johnson County, Topeka, Wichita, Leavenworth, and Hays. 
Program Budget $10,000.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Peer Counseling
Population Served People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities, Adults,
Short-Term Success In the near term, peer support should be successful in getting consumers and family members connected and feeling that they have found a safe haven to discuss their questions about mental illness. Participants will be on track toward getting to treatment and to the educational materials that they need to understand the recovery process.
Long-Term Success

Long-term changes are connected to recovery. Consumers and family members who are regularly attending a support group setting should be more successful in advocating for their own effective treatment and supports, thereby facilitating their recovery process. 

Program Success Monitored By From a program management perspective, we need to monitor the quality of what takes place in support group settings as well as the number of participants in each monthly or semi-monthly support group. It's important to make sure that there is balance in the support group between the veterans and the newcomers. We need to ensure that support group leaders are trained in the NAMI method and certified as peer support group facilitators. There needs to be a protocol for periodically surveying support group members to identify the value of the support group and any concerns or complaints from members.
Examples of Program Success

Peer support is an ongoing feature of local affiliates. Part of the success is that, as consumers and family members move through their recovery process, they remain a part of the support group structure to help mentor newcomers. Another measure is that the affiliates' outreach efforts continue to bring in new family members and consumers. One specific measure is the degree to which Community Mental Health Centers provide ongoing referrals for consumers and family members to the local NAMI support group.  Local affiliates provide a monthly data report to NAMI Kansas, which contains input regarding participation across the state.  In the NAMI Connection Recovery Support program, facilitators provide data on numbers in attendance following each support group session. 

Description

NAMI Kansas implements several branded programs which provide critical information about mental illness, treatment, self-care, advocacy and community resources for individuals living with a mental illness and their family members. All courses are taught either by peer consumers or family members. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) is a recovery curriculum for individuals living with a mental illness. The Family-to-Family Education Program (F2F) is for family members of mental health consumers. NAMI Basics is for family members with a  young child who has a serious emotional disorder. 

Program Budget $40,000.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served Adults, People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Short-term measures relate to the number of local affiliates which are able to sponsor educational programs throughout the year and the number of new graduates which each of the named programs can deliver. It's important that sufficiently positive evaluation data can be documented for each class.  Upon graduation, our objective is to recruit at least 80 percent as members of NAMI; membership is the first step toward their continued involvement in our mission of peer support, education and advocacy. Our ability to continue to deliver these program models depends on refreshing our pool of qualified program trainers and obtaining their commitment as volunteers to continue to teach new classes each year.
Long-Term Success

Success of each program is measured in terms of supporting the recovery process. The Family-to-Family (F2F) program has research data which shows that participants have measurable decreases in the emotional burden of mental illness and increases in their sense of empowerment and ability to cope. F2F has been recognized as an Evidence Based Practice. The Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Program (P2P) provides concrete tools to help consumers cope with their illnesses.  Consumers and family members trained through these programs improve their knowledge base about mental illness and erase old stereotypes, including those that perpetuate stigma. They are empowered with knowledge about treatment options and self-care. Their heightened awareness prepares them to become advocates for themselves or a loved one.  Success is also measured through referrals from mental health professionals who recognize that these programs are complementary to their clinical interventions and promote recovery. 

Program Success Monitored By

Annual benchmarks are set for levels of participation in each of these programs. Each of the named programs reports through the Program Manager for NAMI Kansas who provides oversight regarding program development, coordination, and quality control by following established NAMI guidelines. Each program has a built-in evaluation system, with data being reviewed by volunteer and program staff. A monthly reporting system involving local affiliates and volunteer coordinators is being used to track the implementation of each program, and to help keep on track relative to annual goals for increasing the number of program participants. Planning is required to ensure an adequate supply of program instructors. Monitoring is focused on whether the pool of qualified instructors continues to be available and interested in teaching the courses and whether they are adequately dispersed in various regions of the state.

Examples of Program Success
  • 201 participants completed Family-to-Family (F2F) classes and 6 new leaders were trained to teach those classes.
  • 30  participants completed Peer-to-Peer classes and 8 new leaders were trained to teach classes. 
  • 50 participants completed NAMI Basics classes and 4 new program leaders were trained to teach classes. 
  • Evaluation data from program graduates is consistently positive.
  • Johnson County, Wichita and Topeka are teaching multiple classes of Family-to-Family each year.  Other communities are consistently offering at least one class each year. 
  • Additional teachers for all programs were trained in 2016.
Description Multiple levels of advocacy are an ongoing part of the NAMI program. We respond to individual mental health system complaints on behalf of individuals with a mental illness. We engage in administrative advocacy with public agencies on policy development and implementation. We work within the legislature to speak to issues affecting persons with mental illness including budget allocations for public mental health services. Advocacy extends to maintaining close connections with a broad range of coalition partners and to training individuals to be self-advocates in relation to service providers and policy makers.
Program Budget $50,000.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served Adults, People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Short-term success measures include:

  • Greater exposure for NAMI Kansas generates an increase in call volume and web-based contacts for the NAMI Kansas Resource Line.
  • Involving consumer and family members in resolving their own mental health system complaints.
  • Gaining access to policy committees on behalf of consumer and family members of NAMI.
  • Bringing consumer and family members into the legislative arena to speak directly from their experience.
  • Obtaining commitments from coalition partners to work on issues prioritized by NAMI members.
Long-Term Success

Longer-term success measures include:

  • Mental health system complaints resolved to the consumer's satisfaction.
  • System complaints lead to system change and a reduction in consumers falling through the gaps in the system.
  • State policies adopted which empower consumers to take charge of their treatment and recovery.
  • Increased or targeted appropriations to improve mental health treatment.
  • Development of collaborative working relationships with other advocacy and service organizations.
Program Success Monitored By
  • Tracking mental health system complaints requires a database approach so that trend lines can be observed along with having reporting capability to look at how individual cases were resolved.
  • Public policy changes have to be evaluated for their impact on the system of mental health services and on any increase in the ability of consumers to direct the recovery process.
  • A similar analysis is required for actions of the legislature, including budget priorities, to ensure that public funding is having the desired impact.
  • Relationships with coalition partners have to be evaluated periodically to ensure that communications are effective and that partnerships are yielding benefits for all parties in the collaboration.
Examples of Program Success
  • Consumers and family members who contact the NAMI Kansas Resource Line are able to overcome obstacles to getting services that will support their recovery.
  • Voters approved changes to the Kansas Constitution to remove language which compromised voting rights for individuals living with a mental illness.
  • The Governor's Mental Health Services Planning Council's commitment to process the findings and recommendations of NAMI's Grading the States report as part of the overall transformation process of the Kansas mental health system.
  • The legislature rejected a recommendation from the Kansas Health Policy Authority to establish a restricted drug formulary for psychiatric drugs based on testimony by the Kansas Mental Health Coalition, NAMI and other organizations.
  • Individual consumers are connected to services in spite of multiple system barriers.
Description

Part of NAMI's educational mission is focused on external audiences. In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a structured program that is targeted to general audiences who have an interest in hearing first-hand from individuals who have a mental illness about the nature of these disorders and the recovery process. The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program represents a special educational focus targeted to law enforcement officers with the objective of diverting persons with serious mental illness from the criminal justice system and into the treatment system.

Program Budget $25,000.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served Adults, People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities, General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Some short-term achievements for In Our Own Voice (IOOV) and Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) would include:

  • Building self-esteem and self-confidence for IOOV presenters.
  • Demonstrating to the public that mental health consumers are a credible source of information about recovery.
  • Building partnerships with external organizations for future work on mental health system reform.
  • Providing outreach to new groups about NAMI's work and resources available.
  • Increasing the number of IOOV presenters and the number of communities in Kansas which have IOOV presenter teams available.
  • Successful marketing of IOOV, resulting in the opportunity to increase the total number of presentations and number of audiences members reached, as well as the opportunity to reach new and more diverse audiences.
  • Expanding the number of communities which have established CIT programs and which have officers who have experienced the CIT curriculum.
Long-Term Success

Success for In Our Own Voice (IOOV) relates to changing public attitudes toward individuals living with mental illness, and reducing or eradicating the pervasive stigma and discrimination in the media, in business and personal relationships. IOOV attacks public attitudes about mental illness one person at a time, and is presented in groups of varying size, ranging from 8 to over 100. Pairs of mental health consumers in recovery are trained to provide a public presentation that focuses on their journey to recovery. Documentation shows that public audiences display shifts in their attitudes based the presentations. The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program uses a team approach among NAMI, mental health providers and law enforcement personnel to train at least 10% of officers on issues about mental illness and jail diversion alternatives. Success is measured by the number of mentally ill persons who are diverted into appropriate treatment and reductions in use of force.

Program Success Monitored By
  • Program evaluations for both In Our Own Voice (IOOV) and Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) are routinely reviewed and processed.
  • Staff are responsible to maintain the quality of IOOV according to established policies and procedures as well as best practices, which function as standards for effective presentations.
  • There are  established CIT programs (Johnson County, Wyandotte County, Shawnee County, Douglas County, Miami County, Saline County, and Sedgwick County). NAMI provides staffing for the CIT Leadership Group which monitors program expansion and plans an annual statewide CIT Summit.
  • Monitoring the expansion of the CIT program in Kansas will become increasingly important to uphold standards of quality.
Examples of Program Success
  • 23 IOOV presentations were offered reaching 433 audience members. 
  • Pre and post data from IOOV audiences consistently demonstrates a shift in attitudes about mental illness.
  • Reports from IOOV presenters about the positive value of being involved in the program for their continuing recovery.
  • An annual training event provides the opportunity to expand the pool of IOOV presenters.
  • IOOV presentations create opportunities for interested audience members to become involved in NAMI programs.  Routine follow-up is conducted with these prospects. 
  • Positive evaluations from front line officers about CIT training demonstrates their interest and responsiveness to the information provided about mentally ill persons.
  • Data reflecting diversion from the criminal justice system and reductions in use of force support CIT goals.
  • Funding secured from the legislature in 2013 is now ongoing for the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center to expand the number of training opportunities statewide as a step toward the development of new CIT programs in other locations.
CEO Comments

The programs of NAMI Kansas flow directly from the elements of the mission statement. However, the divisions between peer support, education and advocacy are not clear cut since programs which derive primarily from one component of the mission inevitably contain elements of the other mission components. For example, the Family-to-Family Education Program fundamentally addresses our educational mission. However, by its nature it also addresses the function of peer support. Advocacy is also taught as part of the course materials. A similar analysis can be done with each of the other programs. With the rapid growth and evolution of our programs, there are inevitably issues to be resolved around leadership, management, quality standards and reporting and evaluating program data. Our educational programs are heavily dominated by volunteers who live with a mental illness or are related family members.  These individuals give hours of their time to getting the word out. Greater coordination of this volunteer force is badly needed in order to make the most effective use of resources. There are other program thrusts within NAMI Kansas that could not be collapsed into one of the five major program headings. These include our annual activities around Mental Illness Awareness Week, the state conference, and the NAMI Walk.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Richard D. Cagan
Term Start Dec 2005
Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Experience

Rick Cagan joined the NAMI staff in December of 2005 following 27 years as a nonprofit manager in advocacy and human services. He is responsible to the Board of Directors for oversight of the operations of NAMI Kansas and for membership development and fundraising as well as providing coordination of statewide educational programs, support to local affiliates, and representing the interests of NAMI Kansas members at the policy level. Rick has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Princeton University and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a graduate of the Sunflower Advocacy Fellowship and the Johnson and Johnson Head Start Management Fellows Program at the Anderson School of Business at UCLA.   He is a member of the Kansas Health Foundation's Fellows VIII program. 

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ms. Elizabeth Adams Mar 1997 - Feb 2003
Ms. Karen Ford Manza Mar 2003 - Aug 2005
Senior Staff
Title Program & Walk Manager
Experience/Biography Lindsey Spooner-Gabaldon joined the NAMI Kansas staff in 2013.  She has a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the University  of Kansas and more than 10 years' experience in volunteer recruitment and management.  She manages education and peer support programs and cultivates partnerships through outreach to businesses, individuals and schools. 
Title Communications and Development Director
Experience/Biography Andy Martin joined the NAMI staff in February of 2017 with 25 years as a nonprofit leader in health and human services. He is responsible for oversight of NAMI Kansas communications and development functions. He has a BA degree from Kansas State University, a Masters in Health Services Administration, and a Law Degree from the University of Kansas. As a staff member of four different local United Way organizations, Andy brings a unique skill set and experience level in community resource development, collaboration and capacity building. He is a trained facilitator with the Kansas Leadership Center working with civic leaders to improve the health of Kansas.
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 3
Paid Part-Time Staff 1
Volunteers 200
Paid Contractors 1
Retention Rate 67%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Bi-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations

NAMI Kansas has a contract with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services to operate a statewide information and support network to assist individuals in accessing needed services, to provide statewide education and training opportunities to individuals living with mental illness, family members, providers, law enforcement, faith communities and schools to address stigma associated with mental illness, and to strengthen and expand the network of mental health advocates, support groups, and the availability of peer supports for persons living with a mental illness and their family members.  We have ongoing collaboration with law enforcement and mental health agencies to support Crisis Intervention Teams in selected localities. We are working in close partnership with other mental health system stakeholders through the Kansas Mental Health Coalition and as part of the Governor's Behavioral Health Services Planning Council.  NAMI Kansas is the lead organization for the Behavioral Health Tobacco Project, a collaboration with a broad range of mental health, addiction, and public health organizations.  NAMI Kansas is also one of 10 organizations working with the Kansas Health Foundation under the Health Equity Partnership Initiative.

Affiliations
AffiliationYear
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)1984
National Alliance on Mental Illness2012
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Special Leadership AwardNAMI2005
Outstanding State OrganizationNAMI2005
Exemplary State Award, NAMI Kansas Consumer CouncilNAMI2011
Peer Excellence AwardNAMI2012
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments

NAMI Kansas is committed to growing its capacity in the areas of human resources, finance, risk management, program management, Board policy governance, fund development, and strategic planning. Actions have been initiated in each of the these content areas and development of protocols is ongoing. Specific items of interest include the following:

  • Implementation of accounts payable, fund deposit procedures and other internal controls based on audit recommendations.
  • Development and implementation of program reporting requirements involving all key staff and local affiliates.
  • A focus on the articulation of Board policy as the basis for appropriate definition of Board-Executive relations.

In 2012, NAMI Kansas was re-chartered by our national organization subject to the NAMI Standards of Excellence which were adopted in 2010.  This event is followed by our engagement with our local affiliates as they in turn begin to deal with their re-affiliation process with the national organization.  This entire process will strengthen our governance and management protocols.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr Eric Harkness
Company Affiliation Volunteer
Term May 2016 to Oct 2017
Email boldrph@hotmail.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Brenda Adams Community Volunteer
Ms. Teri Barr Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Ms. Brittany Brest Wichita State University
Ms. Gina Brewer Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services
Mr. Eric Harkness Community Volunteer
Ms. Jacci Kameri Community Volunteer
Ms. Dantia MacDonald Morning Star, Inc.
Ms. Usha Reddi USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden
Ms. Nancy Ross Community Volunnteer
Mr. George Shoemaker Retired
Ms. Christine Thompson Pawnee Mental Health Services
Ms. Stephanie West Disability Rights Center of Kansas
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 69%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Program / Program Planning
Nominating
CEO Comments

NAMI Kansas is committed to growing its capacity in the areas of human resources, finance, risk management, program management, Board policy governance, fund development, and strategic planning. Actions have been initiated in each of the these content areas and development of protocols is ongoing. Specific items of interest include the following:

  • Implementation of accounts payable, fund deposit procedures and other internal controls based on audit recommendations.
  • Development and implementation of program reporting requirements involving all key staff and local affiliates.
  • A focus on the articulation of Board policy as the basis for appropriate definition of Board-Executive relations.
In 2012, NAMI Kansas was re-chartered by our national organization pursuant to the NAMI Standards of Excellence. We are now engaging with our local affiliates as they in turn deal with their re-affiliation process with the national organization.  This entire process will strengthen our governance and management protocols.  
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $393,251
Projected Expenses $392,860
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015, 2014, 2013:  Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line items may include individual contributions and/or government grant revenue.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$62,625$37,348$41,229
Government Contributions$150,000$150,000$150,000
Federal--$0$0
State--$0$0
Local--$0$0
Unspecified$150,000$150,000$150,000
Individual Contributions--$0$0
$0$0$0
$19,444$16,044$22,609
Investment Income, Net of Losses($112)$145$159
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$50,603$45,461$48,909
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$995$90$627
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$248,113$228,914$210,967
Administration Expense$33,160$33,686$33,365
Fundraising Expense$19,007$16,259$16,247
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.940.891.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%82%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%7%7%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$56,337$66,243$64,571
Current Assets$54,856$63,657$62,946
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$108,949$102,130$25,985
Total Net Assets($52,612)($35,887)$38,586
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.500.622.42
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services $150,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Kansas Health Foundation $15,739
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Wyandot, Inc $5,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments Continued refinements to the chart of accounts assist in more accurate tracking and reporting of financial data that will facilitate grant reporting requirements, improve the availability of data for staff management and for board oversight. New internal controls have been adopted which provide for greater accountability and oversight regarding financial transactions.  New accounting software was acquired in 2012 to provide for better tracking of restricted assets. 
Organization Name NAMI Kansas Inc.
Address 501 SW Jackson Street
Suite 400
Topeka, KS 66603
Primary Phone (785) 233-0755
Contact Email info@namikansas.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Richard D. Cagan
Board Chair Mr Eric Harkness
Board Chair Company Affiliation Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1988
Former Names
NAMI Kansas
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Kansas Alliance for the Mentally Ill