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2018 Evening of Hope

Join us for our annual celebration!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Hot hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dinner and Program

Cintas Center at Xavier University
1624 Herald Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45207

$60 per person

Speaker: Gabe Howard

Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar and anxiety disorders. He’s the host of the weekly Psych Central Show, an iTunes Top Ten podcast. He also co-hosts A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, which explores life through the unique double lens of a young woman living with schizophrenia and a guy living with bipolar. He also writes for WebMD, Psych Central, bipolar magazine, and other distinguished publications. Please visit him online at


2018 Excellence in Mental Health Care Awards

NAMI Southwest Ohio presents the Excellence in Mental Health Care Awards at each Evening of Hope. These awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary work and advocacy on behalf of people living with mental illness and their families. 

Exemplary Psychiatrist 
Tammy Wilkins, MD, TriHealth, Good Samaritan Hospital
Exemplary Therapist 
Peter Dillon, PhD, University of Cincinnati Psychiatry
Exemplary Case Manager 
Scott Elsbrock, Talbert House
Exemplary Psychiatric Nurse 
 Brandy Anderson-Gibson, Blueridge Vista Health
Exemplary Social Worker 
 Mary Grover, Tender Mercies
Angela Ostholtoff Outstanding Peer Leader 
Jane Steele, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health
Criminal Justice/Mental Health 
Renae Butcher, Child Focus, Inc.
Frank Gorman Outstanding NAMI Volunteer 
Janet Pecquet, Esq.
Leadership in a Community Setting 
Diana McIntosh, PhD

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Sponsorship Opportunities

NAMI Southwest Ohio’s annual Evening of Hope brings together individuals living with mental illness, families, mental health professionals, elected officials, and other champions who directly improve the lives of those affected by mental illness.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Emily Bauer, Development Manager, NAMI Southwest Ohio.

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