PAIMI Council Members

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Tina Stelling (Chair)

Tina Stelling is a mental health advocate and consumer of mental health services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from The College of William and Mary. She formerly served as Chair on Western State Hospital’s Local Human Rights Committee and was the Vice President of her local NAMI affiliate, NAMI Central Shenandoah Valley VA. She is a regular speaker at Crisis Intervention Team training for law enforcement and other first responders. Before getting involved in mental health advocacy, Tina lived overseas as a traveling writer and English teacher. She is the proud mother of a 17 pound mutt, Bernadette.

Heidi Campbell

Heidi Campbell served on Mental Health America-Augusta for six years, Western State Hospital LHRC for six years, VCSB/Shenandoah Area LHRC for seven years, served on VCSB Behavioral Advisory Council for three years, and trained as a Consumer Speaker for Blue Ridge Area Crisis Intervention Team for the past six years. Heidi served on Cross-Mapping Systems for four years. Currently, she serves on NAMI as an Executive Board Member of the Central Shenandoah Valley Affiliate. Heidi is a wife and mother to a daughter and a son, and lives in Staunton, VA. She enjoys family quality time, knitting, singing, mixed martial arts, her work, and bringing consumer perspective to the board and breaking barriers.

Brandon Cassady

Brandon Cassady is a disability rights advocate focused on issues of accessibility in DC/Northern Virginia. His greatest accomplishments have been in the area of transportation, but his advocacy extends to other areas of community inclusion and integration. He is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University. This is Mr. Cassady’s first term on the PAIMI.

Pamela Durham (Secretary)

Pam is currently the Director of Nursing at The Hughes Center in Danville, Virginia. She graduated with a diploma from The Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1990. She completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Averett University in 2017 and is currently working on her master’s degree from Walden University with the hope to be licensed by the board with her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners certificate by the end of the year.

She has worked with various mental health facilities for close to thirty years. Having seen the barriers that individuals with mental illness face, she chose to become a PAIMI member. She served as the secretary to PAIMI for a year and is currently a member of the Coalition of Community Safety.

She is married with two adult children. She loves cuddling with her dog Layla in her spare time and loves to spend the weekend in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes.

Caroline Gendelman (Vice Chair)

Caroline is a born and raised Washingtonian. After graduating from Marymount University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies, she worked mainly in retail management. Caroline is now a graduate student at George Washington University pursuing a master’s degree in legal and forensic psychology.

Caroline is deeply committed to children’s issues. This devotion to children was primarily expressed through family life; raising four wonderful children and enjoying her grandchildren. As her children matured and began to leave the nest, Caroline directed more of her focus outside the home, performing duties as a certified Guardian ad Litem in South Carolina. After moving back to the DMV, Caroline was employed by the PEATC organization writing and conducting workshops for parent education on mental health, and educational topics largely focused on children with special needs.

Family obligations have put Caroline as the guardian for her father and currently for her brother as he resides in a memory care facility in Virginia. Caroline enjoys cooking, painting, and distance running. She and her husband, Nathan, have experienced international travel together, learning to understand and value differing cultures and lifestyles. They have recently returned from Africa, experiencing the majesty of the animals and the magnificence of its people.

Steve Hornstein

(Biography coming soon)

Bonnie Neighbour

(Biography coming soon)

Waea Waldrop

(Biography coming soon)

Staci Young

(Biography coming soon)