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Saturday, October 17 • 10:30am - 11:40am
Legislative Update and 2021 Preview

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Learn about legislative updates from the NAMI Washington policy team, and hear what NAMI Washington is working on ahead of the 2021 legislative session.


Manka Dhingra

Senator, 45th District, Washington State Senate
Manka Dhingra is Deputy Majority Leader of the Washington State Senate. She brings two decades ofexperience as a prosecutor and behavioral health expert to her roles as chair of the Senate BehavioralHealth Subcommittee and vice chair of the Senate Law & Justice Committee. She also... Read More →

Eileen Cody

Representative, 34th Legislative District, WA State House of Representatives
Representative Eileen Cody was raised on her family’s farm in Iowa. After graduating from high school, Eileen earned an associate’s degree in nursing from the College of Saint Mary and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Creighton University.Eileen recently retired after... Read More →

Kathryn Seibel, MSW

Director of Public Policy, NAMI Washington
Katherine Seibel, Director of Public Policy & Advocacy at NAMI WA, began her career as a counselor at the residential level of care where she specialized in facilitating DBT Mindfulness and trauma-informed yoga groups. During her MSW studies, Katherine interned in a high school offering... Read More →

Melanie Smith, MPA

Public Policy Consultant, NAMI Washington
Melanie Smith, MPA has been lobbying for 15 years, and lobbying in Washington State since 2009. Her work focuses on Health and Human Services, with a concentration in behavioral health, long term care, and child abuse prevention.  

Saturday October 17, 2020 10:30am - 11:40am PDT
Main Event Room https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcu-gqjMpH9TVLfZYnEsngWG6E6EL3P_k