Annie Slease left her classroom teaching career in 2017 after 25 years to become the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Delaware’s director of advocacy and education.
Annie also serves on several statewide advocacy initiatives. She is the mental health lead for the Delaware School-Based Health Alliance and serves on the Delaware Behavioral Health Crisis Care Task Force and the Education Committee of the Lt. Governor’s Behavioral Health Consortium.
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.