NAMI Tri-Valley
General Meetings: 2021

Please Note: NAMI Tri-Valley is providing Zoom video conferencing in 2021. Zoom links will be posted on-line.

All meetings
are held on the first Monday of each month in 2021 except for January, July, September and December. The meetings run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Guest speakers are invited to present in his/her area of mental health expertise to the general public. There is no cost and is open to the public.

For questions or information, please contact Marsha McInnis, Speaker Coordinator, at 925-980-5331 or

Zoom Presentation Schedule for 2021

February 1, 2021
Ask the Doc
Daniel Kostalnick, M.D.

Are you curious about a certain medication? Do you want to know more about the brain or about a certain mental illness? How Is COVID-19 affecting mental health?
Come prepared to ask psychiatrist Daniel J. Kostalnick, MD your questions. Please note that Dr. Kostalnick’s information is for educational purposes only and is in no way intended to diagnose.

Dr. Kostalnick is a highly regarded Board Certified Psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with extensive training and expertise in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. His practice is in Pleasanton and he treats children, adolescents, and adult patients and families.

March 1, 2021
Advocacy Services in Alameda County
Beverly Bergman

Family Caregiver Advocacy Specialist
Beverly Bergman is a 22-year staff member of the Mental Health Association in Alameda County. Her expertise as benefits advocate for
years successfully helped over 500 people receive SSI/SSDI. The past 9 years, Beverly has advocated for family/caregivers by providing support, advice, education, advocacy, information and referrals. Beverly guides families through dispute resolutions and assists with filing complaints. Other services include help with completing forms, explanation how the Alameda County mental health system works and strategies when the system doesn’t work. Beverly has a family member with a mental illness and understands first hand the challenges in obtaining help for a loved one while maintaining the health of the family/caregiver.

Francesca Tannenbaum

Patients' Rights Director for Alameda and San Mateo Counties
Francesca Tenenbaum is Director of Patients' Rights Advocates Programs for Alameda County and San Mateo County. She has
23 years of experience in advocacy and has been a Patients' Rights Advocate for over 15 years. Currently there are 10 advocates in Alameda County and 3 advocates in San Mateo.

April 5, 2021
Rosa Warder, MS, MFA,
Family Relations Manager,
Office of Family Empowerment,
Alameda County Behavioral Health Services

May 3, 2021

June 7, 2021

July, 2021

August 5, 2020

September, 2020

October 5, 2020

November 2, 2020

December, 2020

NAMI Tri-Valley, a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit, is an affiliate of NAMI California and NAMI National
Updated 2021