Joe Rose
Nominated by NAMI Alameda County South (CA)
Member, NAMI Alameda County South (CA)
Listen to Joe's Candidate Speech

Job Title or Position:

  • Executive Director

NAMI Leadership Experience:

  • NAMI Alameda County South, President, 2013 to 2023
  • NAMI Alameda County South, Executive Director, 2013 to 2024

NAMI Program Leader Experience:

  • NAMI Family-to-Family, NAMI Provider, NAMI Ending the Silence

Additional NAMI Involvement:

  • Workshop Presenter at NAMI Conventions and California State Conferences.

Board Service:

  • Alameda County Mental Health Advisory Board, Member, 2011-2014; Mental Health Association of Alameda County, Member, 2009-2012, Fremont Police Department Community Advisory Board, Member, 2024

Public Service:

  • See CV

Relationship to Mental Health:

  • Family member or direct support of someone with mental illness

Candidate Strengths Assessment

The candidate indicated they have experience in the following areas that will help NAMI achieve its mission and strategic goals:

  • Adult Education, Advocacy, Business/Nonprofit Administration, Business/Nonprofit Leadership, Criminal Justice, Financial Management/Accounting, Philanthropy/Donor Cultivation, Program Research/Evaluation

The candidate indicated they have connections and networks in the following areas:

  • Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Legal/Law, Marketing/Public Relations, Politics/Elected Officials

Candidate Leadership Style

The candidate indicated the following descriptors represent their leadership style:

  • Action-oriented, Consensus Builder, Data Driven, Decisive, Devil's Advocate, Innovator, Outcome-oriented, Process Thinker, Risk Taker, Team Player

Candidate Narrative

The candidate indicated specific skill areas identified as high priority for the 2024-2025 Board where they excel and additional skill areas that would be an asset to the NAMI Board:

As a retired Systems Engineer from a major international bank, I have perfected my skills in influence management. These skills have been instrumental in NAMI's achievements, including establishing the first affiliate in the county to implement NAMI In Our Own Voice (IOOV) in two acute care psychiatric hospitals. I led the introduction of NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) in local high schools, marking a significant milestone for the county. Additionally, through collaboration with an acute care psychiatric hospital administrator, I designed, developed, and implemented a mentorship program that resulted in a remarkable reduction of over 70% in re-hospitalization rates.
I possess computer programming and systems design skills that could be valuable to NAMI for evaluating and implementing systems development projects.

I personally have helped advance the NAMI mission in my community by...
I have actively contributed to advancing the NAMI mission in my community by strategically implementing NAMI programs in locations where individuals are already present, rather than expecting them to seek us out. This approach has been particularly effective in acute care psychiatric hospitals, among individuals on probation, within the local jail system, and currently within the federal prison system.
I work well in coordination with other leaders to accomplish goals as evidenced by...

My ability to collaborate effectively with fellow leaders is exemplified by my successful partnerships with NAMI affiliates across California. Amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, I have played a pivotal role in addressing the shortage of program leaders by sharing resources with multiple affiliates statewide, ensuring that the demand for NAMI programs is met.

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