Sandra Carter named executive director of NAMI Syracuse

Sandra Carter

Sandra Carter has been appointed executive director of NAMI Syracuse. She previously served on the organization’s board of directors. 

NAMI Syracuse, an affiliate of New York State NAMI and National NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a nonprofit, self-help, support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of all persons affected by mental illness through outreach, education and community collaboration.  

She earned her Master of Social Work degree at Syracuse University and has a professional background in public policy, mental health advocacy and capacity building for small nonprofits. 

She is experienced in grant writing and reporting, fundraising and event planning, and campaign management. She has served two years as an AmeriCorps National service fellow working with victims of domestic violence and assisting in legal matters for persons with mental illness. She has worked on numerous committees, campaigns and boards. She currently serves on the CNY NOW board of directors and supervises election day polling sites for the Onondaga County Board of Elections.