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 Montgomery County PA 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/ assessor at an inpatient hospital, and the Director of Business Development for an inpatient hospital.
Abby feels with certainty 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ellen Roberts, Development Coordinator
Ellen joined NAMI Montgomery County PA 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 email@example.com.
Kelly Berry, Bookkeeper
Kelly is our Bookkeeper at NAMI Montgomery County PA 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.
Elaina Borchelt, Administrative Coordinator
We are so pleased to introduce our new Administrative Coordinator, Elaina Borchelt! She comes to NAMI Montgomery County PA with over 20 years of administrative experience and 14 years of experience working in the children’s mental health system. Elaina will be overseeing the NAMI Montco office, as well as the adult programming, volunteers, and memberships. She is passionate about advocating for and supporting our community’s most vulnerable. Elaina began with our office a little over a week ago and is looking forward to getting to know everyone and making connections.