Abby Grasso, M.S.W., Executive Director
Abby, a clinical social worker, believes in people first and has devoted her professional life to serving people living with mental illnesses. In October of 2016, Abby came to NAMI Montgomery County with energy and expertise to assume the leadership role as Executive Director of NAMI of PA Montgomery County Affiliate. In the almost 20 years preceding her appointment as Executive Director, Abby worked with individuals and families affected by mental illness as the Clinical Supervisor of a youth shelter, a mobile therapist, a social worker/ asssessor at an inpatient hospital, and the Director of Business Development for an inpatient hospital.
Abby feels with certainity that we are all affected, whether directly or indirectly, by mental illness and that need to properly educate and support our communities to strengthen programs, treatment, and resources. Abby’s passions include seeing that our communities are equipped to support those in need of mental health support, to help others identify the very best in themselves, to support each individual in their own recovery, and to end the crippling stigma that attaches to those living with mental illness and their families.
With her family and two pups, Abby lives in Montgomery County and believes that her life experiences, both personally and professionally, have led to her NAMI of PA Montgomery County to help others throught the mission of NAMI and strengthen our communities.
To contact Abby, email her at email@example.com.
Ellen Roberts, Development Coordinator
Ellen joined NAMI of PA Montgomery County in March 2017 as Walk Manager for the NAMIWalks Greater Philadelphia Mental Health Awareness 5k walk. With over 10 years of experience in the fundraising arena, she transitioned into her current position as Development Coordinator. Ellen is dynamic and responsive. Her role at the office focuses around planning and executing fundraising events, coordination with community, donors, and groups, creation of marketing materials, and maintaining our website & social media platforms.
Ellen is dedicated and devoted to NAMI’s mission of education, support, and advocacy for all those who suffer from mental illness. After losing a brother to suicide, she recognizes that mental illness knows no boundaries and can affect anyone at any time, but most importantly she identifies with the need to eradicate the stigma so those that need it can find help, hope, and recovery. Ellen lives in Montgomery County with her husband and four teenage children.
To contact Ellen, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolyn Bilofsky, Office Assistant
Carolyn is kind and friendly, and greets everyone with a smile. She provides administrative, secretarial and clerical support to the staff and volunteers of the affiliate. Carolyn enjoys helping people, working with volunteers, and supporting the individuals and families that call or visit the office. She has a history of office management and brings a well of information to her position. Carolyn has been with NAMI of PA Montgomery County since January 2017.
Carolyn and her husband, who is a mental health professional, live in Montgomery County. Her great passion, aside from helping others, is care for her four legged friends, Sophie and Lola.
Kelly Berry, Bookkeeper
Kelly is our Bookkeeper at NAMI of PA Montgomery County and keeps all the “checks and balances” in order! Kelly joined our affiliate’s team in August of 2016 and is ever efficient. She is the lady behind the scenes that ensures the good work done through NAMI of PA Montgomery County may continue and grow.