NAMI Minnesota presents awards

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Minnesota presented its 2023 awards at the annual conference this fall.  Awards for […]

Three woman holding their awards.

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Minnesota presented its 2023 awards at the annual conference this fall. 

Awards for outstanding service to Minnesotans living with mental illness are presented to individuals and groups. Here are the winners: 

Employer of the Year: Securian Financial 

Criminal Justice Award: Paul Schnell, commissioner, Minnesota Department of Corrections 

Transforming Attitudes Award: Jeff Christensen 

Legislator of the Year: Sen. Kelly L. Morrison (DFL-Deephaven) 

Legislator of the Year: Rep. Robert Bierman (DFL, Apple Valley) 

Media Award: Christopher Snowbeck, Star Tribune 

Professional of the Year: Courtney LeClair, LP, PhD 

Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Chaigne 

Provider of the Year: North Homes Children and Family Services 

Provider of the Year: CLUES 

Best Independent Event Award: Mystic Lake Casino 

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