About Us

Our dedication speaks louder than words

NAMI Moore County is a dedicated, all volunteer organization whose purpose is to foster hope and respect for individuals with brain illnesses and their families through advocacy, education and support.  We also focus on educating the public to eliminate the stigma and misinformation surrounding brain illnesses and to encourage community involvement.

NAMI Moore County is comprised entirely of volunteers with no paid staff.  No local, state or federal funds are used to maintain or augment this organization.  All income is through membership fees, donations, and NAMI-MC fundraising efforts. 

What does NAMI Moore County do?

  • Advocates for quality services for the severe and persistently mentally ill in Moore, Richmond, and Scotland County.
  • Educates and raises awareness in the general population about mental illness.
  • Provides emotional support and understanding for the families of mentally ill persons by offering FREE Educational and Support Meetings.
  • Works with local, state, and national agencies to secure  the necessary housing, living assistance, educational and rehabilitation opportunities, and vocational rehabilitation services for  those with a mental illness.
  • Promotes research into the causes, recovery, and cures for mental illness.,
  • Supports Linden Lodge located in the Pinehurst area, a residential program for individuals needing supportive living arrangements.

Meet the Board

  • President – Brenda Pistani
  • Past President & Public Policy Coordinator – Judith Krall
  • Vice President (acting) – Linda Eelman
  • Secretary – Barbara Mellinger
  • Treasurer – George Reynolds
  • Communications – Vacant
  • Membership & Newsletter – Brenda Pistani
  • Psychologist-in-Residence – Dr. Joel Monroe

NAMI Moore County Bylaws

Board Legal Advisor – Mia Lorenz

NAMI Moore County Ad (Richmond & Scotland)


**Meeting location is now at the Pinehurst Fire Department, Training Room, 405 Magnolia Road (across the street from the Pinehurst Police Station).