NAMI Main Line PA extends thanks to the individuals in our community who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to serving the needs of those living with mental health needs and their families. We have many outstanding volunteers. These three have received awards for their long-term volunteer work.
Ellen Berman, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has taught psychiatric residents to care for families for many years. In 2009 she founded the Center for Couples and Adult Families in the Psychiatry Department at Penn. Her career has been devoted to making connections between the family therapy community and psychiatry. She received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Family Therapy Academy, and she was chair of the Family Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, as well as a member of its Board of Directors. Dr. Berman was honored with a NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award in 2015. She serves on the Board of Directors for NAMI Main Line PA.
In 2015, the Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research recognized Judy Green, MEd, MSS, MLSP, as one of their 100 outstanding graduates over the school’s 100 years. Judy regularly facilitates NAMI’s Family-to-Family classes and has been recognized by NAMI National for having facilitated the Family-to-Family Education Program more than 30 times. Since 2003 she has been fund-raising and volunteering on various affiliate committees. In addition to being a nationally certified trainer for the Family-to-Family program, she has facilitated the Visions for Tomorrow and Basics programs for families having young children with mental illness, as well as run support groups.
In 2018, Tikvah/AJMI awarded Ingrid Waldron, PhD, the Abraham Martin and Sylvia Dorothy Solomon Award “in appreciation of her devotion to the mental health community”. Ingrid has been volunteering for Main Line NAMI for over twenty years. She serves as President and as chair of several affiliate committees. She regularly contributes to our education, outreach, and advocacy activities.