NAMI Omaha is currently 75+ members strong. We are a local affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and we provide education, support and advocacy to consumers, family members, friends and professionals in Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties in Nebraska


NAMI Omaha holds monthly affiliate meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass Street in Omaha. These meetings are open to everyone and typically begin with a free lite meal and an update on events and happenings in the Omaha Affiliate, followed by a guest speaker who is a subject matter expert in their area of support for mental illness. The evening wraps up with social time to build relationships, make connections, offer support to one another.

NAMI Omaha's Board of Directors meet monthly on the 4th Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass Street in Omaha, to discuss and direct the growth of NAMI Omaha. There are twelve current Board Positions with elections available or vacated seats held annually in October. Board positions are volunteer and come with a one year commitment. Board meeting are open to the public.


Board of directors



Gary Hering


Vice President

Ann Smolsky



Tracy Daley


Program directors

Barb Prince

Suzanne Day

Linda Jensen

Becky Klipfel

Cynthia Bruneteau

Bob Rennie

MJ Zaremba


Join the thousands of Americans dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness.

There are two ways to join NAMI's membership, online or by mail.

To join by mail, print and complete the NAMI Nebraska application form and mail it to:

NAMI Nebraska
415 South 25th Avenue, Bldg LH
Omaha, NE 68131

When you join NAMI you become a member at the national, state and local levels. Member benefits include The Advocate, member discounts, convention registration discounts, access to NAMI's online member community, and more!