National Alliance on Mental Illness Selects Navigant for Inaugural Outstanding Friend of NAMI Award

CHICAGO  – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has selected Navigant (NYSE: NCI) as the first recipient of the Outstanding Friend of NAMI Award. The award honors Navigant for its exceptional efforts to further NAMI’s mission of improving the lives of people affected by mental illness.

“In choosing Navigant for this award, NAMI wishes to express our deep appreciation for their contribution of high-level strategic planning and development expertise,” said NAMI CEO Mary Giliberti, J.D. “Their commitment to mental health and NAMI has allowed us to tap into their expertise and use that knowledge to benefit all levels of the NAMI organization, as well as help people with mental illness and their families.” 

According to Dave Zito, Navigant managing director and Healthcare segment leader, “Navigant is committed to working with providers, payers, and life sciences companies to help improve access to treatment and support networks, reduce stigma, and drive towards better health outcomes. We greatly admire NAMI’s resolve to making healthcare better for people with mental health conditions, and we’re proud to receive this prestigious honor.”

Navigant and NAMI have worked together since 2016, and the organizations are currently collaborating on NAMI’s long-term strategic plan. Navigant employees contribute thousands of hours each year in a variety of capacities, including skills-based volunteerism with organizations and communities in need.

“Navigant employees are passionate about mental health, having donated our consulting expertise and personal resources to help NAMI achieve its goals,” said Joanne McHugh, managing director at Navigant. “We’re grateful for the work NAMI does to improve the mental healthcare landscape and experience for patients, families, and caregivers. We look forward to continuing our work together in pursuit of our shared mission.” 

The award was presented on June 30 at the 2018 NAMI National Convention in New Orleans. 

About NAMI
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Join the conversation at and stay connected with #CureStigma and #StigmaFree on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Navigant 
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at

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