PAIMI Advisory Council Information

DRI Mental Health Advisory Council Membership Announcement

The Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council is a federally mandated volunteer group. The council consists of individuals who are receiving or have received mental health services, family members of such individuals, attorneys, mental health professionals, and individuals from the public who are knowledgeable about mental illness or advocacy for those with mental illness. The group helps Disability Rights IOWA (DRI) and its Board of Directors decide which issues and priorities DRI should focus on to promote the rights of individuals with mental illness. Below, you can view the Council’s meeting schedule, list of members, and minutes about what happened at their latest meeting. A printable application is also available for those who wish to become a PAIMI Advisory Council member.

Proposed 2021 Meeting Schedule

April 24, 2021

June 26, 2021

August 4th,2021 (Conference Call)

All  meetings are held on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are open to the public

List of Members

Sarah McMillan, Polk County

John Pokrzywinski, Polk County

Emily Garvin, Dakota County

Christine Glosser, Washington County – Chairperson

Jody Durnin, Dubuque County

Nina Richtman, Polk County

Cassandra Gordon, Marion County

Sandra Baringer, Clarke County

Victoria Spain, Linn County

Mandy Resiner, Dubuque County

Tammy Schroeder, Benton County

Amanda Miller, Cedar County

PAIMI Advisory Council Application

Click on the link below to download an application to the PAIMI Advisory Council.

Disability Rights Iowa PAC Application

Mental Health Council Handout