2018 NAMI Greater Orlando Board of Directors
Paula Kegelman, President
Paula has been involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness since 2006. After her son’s diagnosis in 2005, she was determined to learn as much as possible about mental illness to be able to advocate for him, believing in “knowledge is power”. Paula took the Family-to-Family class in 2006, and it was a defining moment for her, and her entire family. It was then she knew she needed to do more.
Paula was trained to teach the Family-to-Family class in 2007, and has taught the course annually since. She was asked to join the NAMI Greater Orlando Board of Directors in 2010, and served a four year term. Paula also served a one year term on the BOD for NAMI Florida.
She does quite a bit of public speaking on behalf of NAMI including conferences, radio interviews, web syndicated talk shows, education classes, corporations, etc. Paula also served as the NAMIWalks Greater Orlando Walk Chair for the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Walk. In 2016, she rejoined the NAMI Greater Orlando BOD.
Paula is native to Orlando, Florida. She works full time as the Firm Administrator for a local law firm. She is a busy mom and grandmother, and enjoys spending time with her family.
Mike Anderson, Treasurer
Mike Anderson is a Director of Bregal Partners, a mid-market private equity fund based in New York, where he focuses on investments in the healthcare industry. He currently serves on the board of US Community Behavioral, a behavioral health provider, and has previously served as a director of United Sports Brands and PDR Network. Prior to joining Bregal Partners in 2012, Mike served as a Principal at Lee Equity Partners, another New York private equity fund, which he joined in 2006. After graduating from Duke University, Mike began his career with Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm. Mike has several family members who are affected by a mental health condition.
Janice Seay, Secretary
Ms. Seay has been working as an Administrator in the Behavioral Health field since 1989 with a passion for advocating for individuals in need, and connecting them to appropriate resources. She believes in the on-going benefits of heightening awareness and education for mental health issues. Jan graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management and went on to start her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. Since 1998, she has worked as Assistant Administrator to the CEO of La Amistad. She is responsible for the oversight of staff working in Intake/Admissions, Community Outreach, and Public Relations, in addition to, special projects and contracting for the facility.
Jan has previously served as a Board Member for the Mental Health Association of Central Florida from 1999-2005, and a NAMI Greater Orlando Board Member, Secretary, and Co-Chair for the annual NAMIWalks from 2010-2013. She and her husband are also active with Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
Rosemary Steinbach, Immediate Past President
Rosemary has been associated with NAMI Greater Orlando since 2008 after attending its 12-week Family-To-Family education class for family members and caregivers of individuals living with mental illness. She is a long-time resident of Orlando, Florida and is the mother and stepmother of 2 daughters who live with a mental health diagnosis. Steinbach joined the Board of Directors in 2011, and has served as Board President since 2012.
Steinbach is a certified Family-to-Family education instructor; Support Group facilitator and is a presenter for “Ending the Silence”, NAMI’s signature education program for young adults and high school students. She is a public speaker who meets regularly with businesses and civic organizations providing information and education about NAMI’s programs and services.
Additionally, she is a 35-year associate with Vistana Signature Experiences, a premier developer and operator of high-quality vacation ownership resorts operating under the Westin and Sheraton brand, where she is Director of Inventory Services.
Donna Helsel, Education Director
Donna found NAMI when her daughter was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a teen. After taking the Family-to-Family class with her husband, she was determined to “pay it forward.” Donna became a Family-to-Family teacher and state trainer, a Family support group facilitator, a CIT presenter, and a participant on the Provider Education teaching team. After 20 years as a business owner in Central Florida, Donna Helsel now works part-time as an office administrator, which allows her time to volunteer in the community. She dedicates her time to promoting mental health awareness through her role as Education Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Orlando.
Paul Gregg, Director
Paul Gregg is an Executive in Residence and Assistant Chair/Director for the Department of Finance and Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate at the University of Central Florida. Mr. Gregg has a background in both corporate finance (Consolidated Natural Gas/Road Runner High Speed Online) and public accounting (PwC). He has served as treasurer for the Louisiana Leukemia Society and the Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross before moving to Orlando. He holds a B.S.B.A. degree and an M.S. in Accounting from UCF, and is a licensed Florida CPA. Mr. Gregg is a 2004 inductee into the UCF College of Business Administration Hall of Fame. He serves on the investment committees for the UCF Foundation and Dr. Phillips Charities. The student Financial Management Association at UCF named Mr. Gregg Finance Professor of the Year for 2007 and 2013. Mr. Gregg has taught Family-to-Family for over ten years and is a family member.
Jennifer Riesco, Director
Jennifer Riesco has been a part of NAMI Greater Orlando since attending the Basicseducation class in 2013. Born and raised in Orlando, Florida Jennifer
has lived abroad in Europe and South America but always finds herself returning home. Her passion for education and advocacy for Mental Illness began when her daughter was diagnosed with a mental illness in 2011.
Jennifer’s professional background in the public sector, specifically in public and population health and wellness initiatives as well as policy work serve as a driving force for desire to advocate on behalf of NAMIGO.
In addition, Jennifer is the co-owner and Director of a non-profit organization which seeks to foster social justice in the local and international community with the purpose of achieving a better coexistence and balance of resources in our society.
Carl Metzger is a Deputy Chief of Police at the University of Central Florida, the second largest university in the United States. Carl spent 26 years with the Orlando Police Department, retiring as the Deputy Chief over the City’s 400 patrol officers.
Carl received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Florida and his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida.
Carl is a member of the Central Florida Criminal Justice Association, the Florida Police Chief’s Association, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the National Association of Campus Safety Administrators (NASCA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
Carl is on the Board of Directors of the Center for Law Enforcement Technology, Training and Research and on the Board of Directors for Central Florida Cares. Carl is a graduate of the Crisis Intervention Team training course and is dedicated to improving the interaction between law enforcement and those individuals impacted by mental illness.
Steven Ball, Director
Stephen T. Ball is a partner in the Orlando office of Holland & Knight whose practice area is labor and employment law, including employment discrimination and other employment/labor-related matters such as employment discrimination litigation, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) matters, OSHA matters, FMLA matters, employment and severance agreements, non-competition agreements and litigation. He regularly represents employers in employment and labor-related lawsuits in federal and state courts and in investigations and charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Florida Commission on Human Relations and related organizations. Mr. Ball is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law topics and is recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and Florida Super Lawyers magazine.
Nancy Rosado, Director
Nancy is a retired NYPD Sergeant with over 35 years of combined professional experience in mental health, law enforcement, community affairs and training. She possesses a MSW from New York’s Fordham University, a certification in Traumatic Stress from Florida State University and was a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
A survivor of the World Trade Center attack, Nancy went on to create the Department’s mental health response for NYPD’s on-scene first responders and served as a liaison between The American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Response program and NYPD.
Subsequent to the terrorist attack on Pulse Night Club, Nancy along with three other Latin women founded Somos Orlando. Somos Orlando is a community-based program which has, as its primary mission, the culturally and linguistically competent delivery of long term mental health services for anyone impacted by the attack at Pulse.