Kasey Franco

Kasey joined NAMI Chicago in February 2017 and transitioned to her role of Chief Education Officer in September 2020. She previously served as Training and Education Coordinator, and then Director of Training and Education. Kasey oversees and executes NAMI Chicago’s mental health training and education programming, and collaborates with community organizations, first responder agencies, and workplaces to open conversations around fighting mental health stigma and fostering wellness.
After earning her Master’s, Kasey led recovery-oriented programming for at-risk young women in Chicago public schools. She then went onto join Riveredge Hospital as a Legal Case Manager and Discharge Planner for registered male sex-offenders, providing counseling, psychosocial assessments, in-court advocacy, and coordinating discharge on behalf of her clients for 5 years.
Kasey is originally from the Bay Area of California. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Kasey is driven to build a community that not only says it’s okay to prioritize wellness, but knows the value of wellness and its impact on our lives.

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