Chris Adcock is an AmeriCorps VISTA serving in her second year as the Development Director for NAMI Southwest Iowa. With a strong passion and commitment, Chris is all about helping our small and relatively new NAMI affiliate grow and reach more people in the rural and underserved communities in our nine-county region.
In addition to her role as Development Director, Chris is an experienced leader of the NAMI Peer-to-Peer class and facilitator of NAMI Connection Support Groups. She has helped many individuals and has made a significant impact on their lives since joining the organization.
When not working, Chris enjoys spending time with her husband and her recently-adopted blind and deaf 10-year-old Silky Terrier, for whom she affectionately calls herself his "seeing eye person." They live on 80 reclaimed acres in Southwest Iowa and Chris gets to work from home, which she loves.
Managing her depression, anxiety, and ADHD, Chris has discovered the positive impact of NAMI classes and support groups. She serves as an example of how NAMI can assist anyone in thriving and overcoming life's obstacles.
It is a privilege to have Chris on the NAMI Southwest Iowa team, bringing her expertise, commitment, and compassion to make a genuine difference in our community. We are grateful to have her aboard.