Annie Slease is the co-founder of the Mental Health Literacy Collaborative. Annie enjoyed a 25-year teaching career before serving for more than five years as director of advocacy and education at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Delaware.
Annie serves on several statewide mental health advocacy initiatives. She is the mental health lead for the Delaware School-Based Health Alliance, the youth subcommittee chair for the Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition, and she sits on the Education Committee of the Lt. Governor’s Behavioral Health Consortium as well as the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families Advisory and Advocacy Council.
Annie holds a bachelor of arts in Education from Benedictine College and a master of Education from the University of Delaware. She and her husband, Tom, have five grown children who live in five different states. Annie and Tom live in Newark with their cat, Daisy, and their pandemic puppy, Penny Rose.