NAMI Yolo County Welcomes New Executive Director

Special to the Vanguard

NAMI Yolo County is pleased to welcome Jen Boschee-Danzer as the organization’s new executive director after an extensive search. She starts on March 1.

“Jen’s big heart, nonprofit experience, organizational skills, and communication expertise will help NAMI Yolo County do even more to reduce stigma, fill gaps in the mental health care system, and provide support to people in need,” said Petrea Marchand, president of the Board of Directors. “We are lucky Jen chose to join NAMI Yolo County.”

Boschee-Danzer is a seasoned nonprofit professional with experience leading both volunteers and staff, who brings a passion for advocating for vulnerable and underrepresented communities to her work at NAMI Yolo County. Boschee-Danzer loves helping others see their potential, develop their strengths, and become the best version of themselves they can be. She has a history of bringing together varied voices and perspectives to work collaboratively towards a common goal, according to a press release from the organization.

“It is truly an honor to be given the opportunity to lead NAMI Yolo County,” Boschee-Danzer said. “I’m excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and look forward to working with our volunteers, Board of Directors, and staff to shape that future.”

Boschee-Danzer joins NAMI Yolo County after serving as the program manager for Yolo County CASA, with previous experience helping families experiencing homelessness achieve stability and self-sufficiency at Davis Community Meals and Housing. She is particularly proud of her work serving as the Regional Commissioner for Davis AYSO for six years, where she championed efforts to increase gender equality.

Boschee-Danzer holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree from UC Davis, both in sociology. She and her husband, Jim, have lived in Yolo County since 2003, where they raised two daughters who both now live in Oregon. She enjoys live music, hiking in the forest, and college sports. You can usually catch her cheering for her alma mater, the University of Oregon Ducks with her family.

NAMI Yolo County provides advocacy, support, education, and public awareness so that all individuals and families who are affected by mental illness can build better lives. NAMI Yolo County envisions a stigma-free future where all people affected by a mental health condition experience resiliency and recovery with safe, affordable housing, meaningful activities, supportive relationships, and hope.

NAMI Yolo County is one of 70 affiliates of NAMI California and one of over 1,000 affiliates of our national organization, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with more than 220,000 members.

Located in Northern California, NAMI Yolo County includes the communities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, and Woodland as well as unincorporated communities and rural areas within Yolo County.

For more information visit NAMI Yolo County at:

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