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      May 21, 2019

      Tuesday  11:30 AM

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      WOW May - The Picture of Mental Health in Iowa

      2019 Dynamic Women of Des Moines Tuesday, May 21   Guest Speaker Peggy HuppertExecutive Director, NAMI Iowa A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Most people believe that mental disorders are rare and “happen to someone else."  But in fact, mental disorders are common and widespread -- affecting people of any age, race, religion or income. It is estimated that 130,000 Iowans live with a serious mental illness. Join us in May as Peggy Huppert, Executive Director of NAMI Iowa, shares how the organization is helping to provide advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all Iowans affected by mental illness can lead better lives. No matter how you contribute to the mental health movement, you can make a difference simply by knowing that mental illness is not anyone’s fault, no matter what societal stigma says.   ************************************************************ WOW Meeting - What You Need to Know 11:30 a.m. - Arrival and Networking (Optional) Noon - 1 p.m. - Lunch, Presentation & Commercials1 - 1:30 p.m. - Optional Networking We will begin the programming promptly at Noon; if you'll be joining us for lunch, please arrive by 11:45. ---------------------------------------------------------------- *60-Second Commercials or Prize Drawings*Please let Jennifer know upon arrival. *Member List*You're automatically added once you register and/or attend a meeting. *WOW Marketing & Networking Materials*To have your contact information listed on the networking materials the day of the event, please register by Noon on the Monday prior to the meeting. If you wish to not have your information listed, please email *Other Information*If you have special dietary needs please email Jennifer at by Noon the Friday before the event. Those who have not pre-registered will be charged $25 at the door.We will not process refunds after 48 hours prior to the event. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Peggy HuppertExecutive Director, NAMI Iowa Peggy Huppert has served as the Executive Director of NAMI Iowa since March 2016.Peggy has a long history of service to nonprofits in central Iowa. She’s a Drake journalism graduate who started her professional life as a reporter and editor, then moved to the nonprofit world as a communications director. In addition to communications, she’s served as a development, government relations and executive director for such varied groups as the Chrysalis Foundation, the Iowa Hospice Organization, the Des Moines Playhouse and the American Cancer Society. She counts as her proudest professional achievements helping to raise $2.3 million to build the Kate Goldman Children’s Theater in Des Moines and passing the Iowa Smokefree Air Act.Peggy has lived with mental illness over nearly 20 years through several close family members who have experienced addiction, hospitalization and incarceration as a result of their illness.  Thankfully they are all currently living in wellness and recovery.Peggy lives in Johnston with her husband and two dogs. She has three adult children, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter.  In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, traveling, movie going, attending plays and concerts, watching football, and politics.  

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