CEO, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), San Diego
Shannon Jaccard is the chief executive officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego, an organization dedicated to the lives of individuals affected by mental illness and their family members. She serves as RI International’s Board of Directors’ Chairperson.
Shannon has received numerous awards, including the Outstanding Young Californian by the San Diego Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Channel 10 News Leadership Award, and was named one of San Diego’s “50 People to Watch” by San Diego Magazine. In 2002, she founded Compeer San Diego, a nonprofit organization providing friendship and support to individuals with mental illness.
Shannon earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego, and her Masters of Business Administration from California State University, San Marcos. Shannon is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
RI International CEO David Covington provides more information about Shannon in the post entitled, Aspen Fellow: Shannon Jaccard in Inaugural Health Innovators Class, the first of his blog series about the RI International Board.