NAMI Mid-Carolina will advocate at all levels to ensure that persons affected by mental illness receive the services that they need and deserve in a timely fashion. NAMI Mid-Carolina will strive to educate the community to promote understanding of mental illness and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
Mandy Halloran Medlock
Mandy Medlock joined NAMI Mid-Carolina as Director of Operations in July 2011. Mandy’s dedication to NAMI began in 2003 when a close family member became ill and it was suggested she attend NAMI Family support meetings. Upon Mandy’s attendance at that first NAMI meeting, she was relieved to know, she was no longer fighting the battle against mental illness alone.
In addition to her career at NAMI Mid-Carolina, Mandy is the mother of two teenagers, Christopher and Ella. She is committed to a difficult fitness regimen and enjoys being challenged on a regular basis. She is a board member of www.FAVOR-Midlands.org, which promotes long-term recovery from substance use disorders.
In 2013, Ms. Medlock was honored to be nominated for the Jefferson Award which is a prestigious national recognition system honoring community and public volunteerism in America.
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Connie Robinette joined NAMI Mid-Carolina in February 2013 as Assistant to the Director. Ms. Robinette came to us from SCETV where she wore many hats in her 23 years with them, including those of being a graphic and broadcast graphic producer, writer and social media coordinator. In addition to assisting the Director, Ms. Robinette is the Project Coordinator for “In Our Own Voice," the public education program where trained consumer speakers take their stories to the community. In addition to working for NAMI Mid-Carolina, Ms. Robinette is on the board of Beginnings-SC and is their Social Media Manager.