Debra Dudley – President
“The most important thing to know about me is that NAMI PA York has improved the quality of my life.
I graduated from Gettysburg College with a major in English and dance. Of course, this made me wildly employable. I owned Electrol Company, Inc., a manufacturer of motor speed controls. I started in traveling, which I enjoyed. I ended up running the company, which was a learning experience. Our biggest customer was the United States Postal Service. I retired both the company and myself as gracefully as possible 3 years ago.
A friend of mine who took the Family to Family class told me about NAMI and I joined/began volunteering in 2010. I’m grateful for the education and peer support that NAMI PA York has given me. It’s also given me a platform to begin “coming out” as a consumer. It’s exhausting to keep up a front with a mood disorder. I didn’t want to accept depression as a chronic illness, still working on the process of accepting my diagnosis. Sales runs in the genes, so I’m a fairly shameless promoter.”
Mary Lemmon, Esq.- Treasurer
“I graduated from Gettysburg College with a B.A. in English. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. I practiced law for 20 years in Maine and PA, including representing clients in Social Security Disability cases. I also did tax work before retiring in 2016.
I am now devoting my spare time to volunteering as a Board Member for NAMI, and as a Committee Member for Boy Scouts Troop 150, York, PA.”
Todd Muneses, MD, MPH
Dr. Muneses is a General Adult Psychiatrist with added qualifications in addictions, who has been in practice for over 23 years. He has been working for Wellspan Philhaven for almost 17 of those years serving as Medical Director for Edgar Square and as an outpatient psychiatrist for the Stonebridge office. He has a special interest in community psychiatry and helping underserved populations.
“I was diagnosed with depression in 2000 and started going to depression & OCD support groups at Luther Memorial Church hosted by another mental health provider. Those groups were discontinued. Shortly after the other support groups were discontinued. NAMI began holding support groups at the church and I started attending those. I want to say that I truly believe in NAMI and everything that NAMI York County does for consumers and family members.
In the summer of 2007 I went through the first Peer-to-Peer course in York County. Then in 2008, I went to the first NAMI Connection Support Group Facilitator Training in Harrisburg. I’m still facilitating NAMI Connection Support Groups today. I’ve been a member of CCHB (Community Care Behavior Health) Members Advisory Board since 2008 and a member of York/Adams MHIDD/D&A (Mental Health and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities/Drug and Alcohol) Advisory Board since 2012.
For many years I’ve been helping my mom take care of my uncle who has IDD.”
Anthony Bachman is a retired 8th grade, Middle School English teacher of the Spring Grove Area School District where he taught for 40 years and won the distinguished Teacher of the Year Award in 2011. A graduate of William Penn Sr. High of York, Bachman has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Elizabethtown College, and Master’s Degrees from Shippensburg University and Christian International School of Theology.
Bachman was introduced to NAMI York in 2008 and took the Family-to-Family Course. Since then he has be trained to teach and taught that course over the next 8 years. He has volunteered to help with the NAMI York Walk since its inception, and helped as a volunteer at Health Fairs, Hearing Distressing Voices, and C.I.T. Training programs through NAMI York.
Bachman, who lives in Dover, PA, is married 41 years to Debra, and has three grown children and currently two granddaughters who help occupy his time. He enjoys writing as a hobby.
Kris Stroup has been employed at Bell for 33 years and her position is Director of Mental Health Services.
She is married with 3 grown children. Kris enjoys spending time with family and friends, and being involved in
activities in her home in Northeastern School District.
Kris is excited about being involved with NAMI as she
feels that it is such a great agency that has so much to offer our community.
Sandy Bankert has been employed for 25 years with TrueNorth Wellness Services, a behavioral health and
wellness provider serving South Central PA. Currently, she is the Quality Improvement Coordinator, but worked
for 18 years in Residential Services with individuals with mental illness.
For several years, she has been a facilitator of the Hearing Distressing Voices workshop as well as the Mental Health First Aid training.
Sandy has expressed she is honored to be a Board member and be a part of NAMI to continue its mission. In her spare
time she enjoys photography and reading.
Kathy Bowers has joined NAMI Board of Directors, bringing experience in Human Resources and Leadership
Development from an extensive career at Magnesita Refractories, formerly Baker/LWB Refractories. She is an
active member and volunteer at Church of the Open Door, along with York County Economic Alliance, Appell
Center for the Performing Arts, Kavanna House, and various charitable events in the city, including the recent
Give Local York.
Kathy and her two sons, Caleb and Jordan, live in York and share a deep love of music,
nature, and pets!
Donald Shores is the owner of Shores Marketing & Printing.
His wife is Karen and they have 9 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and 2 cats named Cleopatra and Caesar. He grew up on a farm in Trappe, Maryland and
has lived in York for 30 years. Donald’s philosophy in life is: ” Success comes by helping other people”.