Executive Director NAMI, Westside LAErin Raftery Ryan, Executive Director NAMI Westside LA. Her work with numerous political, social cause campaigns and legislative work in Washington DC and Los Angeles provides her with a unique perspective of the human condition and how to take action to create impactful change. At NAMI WLA, Erin is focused on reducing the stigma surrounding mental health. Her talent is in bringing people together through social impact initiatives that hit home. Everyone has gone through something. Erin strives to end the silence and begin a more open and shame-free conversation about mental health. She believes that creating awareness will give courage to many people to speak up about their own personal struggles with mental health and seek the help, support, and services they need to live an authentic life.