Terry McDermott, BS, MA, AW, Lived Experience
Terry has been working with NAMI Valley of the Sun since 2015 as the coordinator of the NAMI ‘In Our Own Voice’ and ‘Connection’ Peer programs. He is a US Navy Veteran, taught junior high Algebra, and spent 30 years with Snap On Tools. His career with NAMI began when he took a Family to Family class in 2007. He became an IOOV Presenter in 2008, took the NAMI Peer to Peer class in 2011, became a NAMI Connection Facilitator in 2011, and became an IOOV State Trainer in 2013. Terry has expressed that coordinating peer programs is one of the most fulfilling opportunities he has ever been a part of. For the first time in his career he looks forward to Mondays.