NAMI Northeast Region PA

Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors works to provide strategic guidance in the fulfillment of our mission to provide advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. 


 Our Board is comprised of individuals living with mental illness, family members, professionals, community members, and advocates.

Owen Dougherty,

Board President

Terri Lacey

Vice President

Kelly Ankenbrand,

Board Secretary

Katie Spencer


HelenMae Newcomer

Michael Joyce

Charlene Dougherty

Kevin H. Brown, CPS












Gina Constantini, LCSW

Bill Buck

Bill Buck earned his B.S. in Human Services from The University of Scranton.  He began his career in mental health in 2002 and is currently a Youth and Adult Mental Health Advocate.  His own lived experience has cultivated a true empathy for those he works with.  His passion for helping others is evident during the weekly Depression and Bi-Polar Support Group he has facilitated for the past 18 years.  Bill received the NAMI Candlelight Award in 2014 for his efforts in helping others living with a mental illness.  He Co-chairs the Lackawanna County Community Support Program and serves on the Scranton Counseling Center’s ACT Team and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Advisory Boards.  Bill is also a member of the Lackawanna County Suicide Prevention Alliance.


Ed Shoener 

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