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Board of Trustees

Officers

Jean Drees | President
Kelly Noward | President Elect
Carla B. Davis, Esq. | Secretary
Dave Kipplen | Treasurer
Carrie C. Craun, MA, PCC-S | Past President

Members

Thomas H. Fine
Katie Frye
Tiffany Hairston
Laura “Rena” Laws
Audrey Madyun
Jessica Nunn
Pastor Tim Pettaway
Silvia Snyder
Mariam Sraj
Alexandria Thomas
Norine Wasielewski

Staff

Marriah Kornowa
Executive Director
Marriah joined the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Toledo as Executive Director in January 2024. A seasoned communicator, Marriah is known for building collaborative relationships and brings an impressive skill set which encompasses sales, marketing, program development, and significant leadership experience in both the private and non-profit sectors. Marriah’s dedication to the well-being of our community is evident in her work, including her service as the Board Chair for the Lucas County Suicide Prevention Coalition. Marriah has a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Lourdes University.

Sarah Gross
Family Navigator

Sarah has served as Family Navigator at NAMI Greater Toledo since January 2022. She is passionate about equitable access to mental health services and looks forward to connecting others to the services they need. Sarah brings a year of direct patient care in a mental health setting, crisis response skills, and a decade of advocacy experience to NAMI Greater Toledo. Sarah also spent a year mentoring refugee families in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

kristen zientekKristen L Zientek
Program Coordinator, MSW, LSW

Kristen Zientek graduated from The University of Toledo in May of 2012 with a Bachelor of Social Work. She also completed the advanced MSW program at The University of Toledo, graduating May of 2013. She attained her LSW in 2013 and has plans to attain her LISW in the future. Kristen currently serves as a Program Coordinator for The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Toledo and has worked for NAMI Toledo since August 2013. Miss. Zientek has assisted in implementing the Creative Expressions program and continues to manage programs and volunteers. She is also a certified Family to Family facilitator along with Family and Friends facilitator for NAMI, helping families help their loved ones to mental health recovery. She is very passionate about helping individuals affected by mental illness as it is very near and dear to her heart.

Sonya Quinn
Community Outreach Coordinator

Sonya Quinn is the Community Outreach Coordinator for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Toledo since September 2018.  Sonya is the Chairperson for NAMI’s African American & Latino Leadership Initiatives.  As NAMI’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Sonya is a proud to serve on several Lucas County local coalitions such as, Executive Committee for Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition, Advisory Board for Lucas County Trauma Informed Care, Advisory Board  for the Toledo Health Department and a member of many others coalitions in Toledo, Ohio.  Sonya’s goal is to continue to bring education on Mental Wellness to the communities of Lucas County.

Afaf Doumani
Behavioral Health Navigator, MSc, MSW

Afaf Doumani – Afaf joined the NAMI team in January 2020 and has been serving as a Behavioral Health Navigator since. She holds two master’s degrees in Developmental Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and a master’s degree in social work (MSW) with a focus on mental health from The University of Toledo. Afaf worked in social and community services nationally and internationally in profit, nonprofit, and international organizations, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Crystal Heft

Crystal Heft
Parent Advocate

As our Parent Advocate, Crystal will support parents through understanding and accessing services for their child(ren) and help them better understand the necessary processes. Crystal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Tampa. Crystal previously served as the Associate Director of NAMI Wood County.

Ashley Tabb
Office Manager

Ashley Tabb is the Office Manager at NAMI Greater Toledo. Ashley graduated from The University of Toledo with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and is a licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio. Ashley has valuable experience with various non-profit organizations in our community, and has expertise in fundraising, project management, group facilitation, conflict resolution, as well as organizing and maintaining records, files, and databases. She is dedicated to making a positive impact in our local community through destigmatizing mental health. Ashley is passionate about social justice, human rights, equitable mental health access, recovery, and the importance of using nature and art as valuable tools for physical and emotional well-being.