Mary Giliberti became Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in 2014 after considering the learnings in two books: "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren and "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg. She realized her purpose in her 20+ year career has been to fight for fairness and equality for people with mental illness, and NAMI would be the best place to continue that work. Mary attended Yale Law School and represented adults and children with mental illness through the clinical law program. She then clerked for Judge Phyllis Kravitz and received a Skadden Fellowship to work at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, where she remained for almost a decade. She then worked as disability counsel to the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions committee before joining NAMI as director of state and federal policy in 2006. Before returning to NAMI as CEO, she worked as section chief at the Office for Civil Rights. Mary considers it a great privilege to serve the members of NAMI as Chief Executive Officer and makes it a priority to answer HelpLine calls on a regular basis.