Remembering a Friend
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Sarasota and Manatee Counties recently lost a dear friend and volunteer, Ann Jerman. Ann was a member of NAMI Manatee for more than 30 years – supporting, educating, and advocating for families who had loved ones struggling with mental illness. Ann served NAMI as Vice President and Program Chair. She taught NAMI Family to Family education class and organized many fundraising efforts over the years. Ann was named “Woman of the Year” in Manatee County by AAUW for her volunteer work with NAMI and their programs.
According to former NAMI Manatee President Tim Moran, “Ann was loved by everyone that came to know her as she was always dedicated to NAMI and their programs.”
NAMI sends our condolences and deepest sympathies to her family and friends during this time – and we are grateful for the work Ann did with NAMI to support individuals with mental illness, their families and caregivers.