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Board of Directors

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Wendy Lee

Wendy has over 34 years of behavior health experience with a combination of management and clinical experience.

Wendy joined Scranton Counseling Center in 2014 as the Vice President of Operations and is currently in the position of Chief Operating Officer. 

Wendy has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Gerontology and a Master's Degree in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been on the NAMI board of directors since 2021.

Kadriana Martinez

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Kadriana is a Latina woman who is a native of New York. She has been part of the NEPA community for almost 10 years. She started her recovery in 2016, after being diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorders the summer after her high school graduation.

 In 2018, Kadriana and her family started the non-profit, Roots Living Ministry, to provide supplementary and case management services and advocate for mental health in their community. In this venture, Kadriana found NAMI and fell in love with their mission. Kadriana is passionate about educating and providing mental health support, specifically in low-income and Hispanic communities where resources are scarce and communication is often a barrier.

She is a NAMI support group facilitator, presenter, and educator. Kadriana is also a Certified Peer Specialist and Certified Family Recovery Specialist.

Kadriana’s hope is to continue making her community aware of peer support services and mental health resources.
Kadriana says, “NAMI gives a voice to those who are often marginalized because of their mental illness - no matter their ethnicity/race, age, or circumstances. NAMI is important because of the inclusion of those affected by mental illness.”

Robert M. Carpenter 

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Robert is the Regional EMS Council Director at Emergency Medical Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Inc. where he is responsible for planning, development, maintaining, expanding, and improving the EMS system for the counties of Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming.  Bob is certified as a Nationally Registered Paramedic and holds board certifications as a Community Paramedic and in Critical Incident Stress Management.


Bob has been actively involved with emergency services in Northeastern Pennsylvania since 2001 and has experience as a field EMS provider, EMS educator, Mobile Integrated Healthcare Paramedic, Peer Support Provider, and EMS system administrator.


Bob is passionate about EMS leadership, EMS education, peer support and provider mental health, process development, patient and community advocacy and safety, as well as all things related to pediatric injury prevention and patient care.


Bob is a founding member and the Operational Coordinator for the Gruen-Gow Memorial CISM Team of Northeastern Pennsylvania which was established in April 2014 to support first responders and first receivers in Northeastern Pennsylvania.


Bob joined the NAMI Northeast team to help promote education on mental illness and do whatever possible to help support the vision of the right mental health resources being available in the right location at the right time.  Bob’s passion for supporting those with mental illness and mental health struggles comes from his own mental health journey as well as the journey of many family members and friends who have struggled, including the loss of a brother by suicide.


It is the responsibility of all of us to reach into the darkness to help those in need of support

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