Abel Communications President Gina Richmond Appointed to National Alliance on Mental Illness Metropolitan Baltimore Board

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NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness

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“I am excited to work with this talented group of board members and am committed to using my PR skillset to expand awareness of the work this affiliate does to provide essential mental health services to people in the Baltimore community.”

Abel Communications is pleased to announce that President Gina Richmond has been appointed to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Metropolitan Baltimore board. For over 40 years, NAMI has provided advocacy, education, support and public awareness to families affected by mental illness.

NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore, an affiliate of The National Alliance on Mental Illness, works with dedicated grassroots leaders to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy and support group programs for people living with mental illness and their loved ones in the Baltimore City and Baltimore County area. In 2019 alone, they provided more than 9,500 touch points of service to people in the Baltimore Metropolitan area.

“I am extremely honored to be named to the board of the NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore affiliate,” said Richmond. “I am excited to work with this talented group of board members and am committed to using my PR skillset to expand awareness of the work this affiliate does to provide essential mental health services to people in the Baltimore community.”

With over 20 years of professional experience, Richmond has developed and implemented successful strategic communications programs for clients—from Fortune 500 companies to national non-profit organizations. In her role as President of Abel Communications, Gina oversees the firm’s day-to-day operations, leads staff and provides strategic counsel to help clients achieve their business goals. She has helped Abel Communications win more than a dozen PR industry awards and was named one of the Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 under 40. In 2019, Richmond launched the firm’s Innovation Lab, a workshop that helps clients uncover unique solutions to their biggest challenges. Gina attended Towson University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and a Certificate of Marketing.

About Abel Communications
Abel Communications is a full-service public relations firm, delivering strategic communications programs for its regional and national clients. We provide strategic counsel to help clients navigate that vast intersection of media relations, content development, social media and digital strategy. We are not just a publicity shop. We unleash the power of relationships and connections. We deliver great ideas and get results for clients including The Bainbridge Companies, Loyola University, National Apartment Association, UnitedHealthcare and WorldAware. For more information, visit: https://www.abelcommunications.com.

About NAMI
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI works to educate, advocate, listen and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones. Founded in 1979, NAMI is an alliance of more than 600 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. For more information, visit: https://www.nami.org.

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