Our annual Gala was a night to remember – a night of celebration and hope for all those affected by mental health conditions! Our passionate community of peers, families, and mental health advocates came together to support our mission of providing education and support, advocacy, and prevention and early intervention. Thank you to our NAMI WLA Team, Board Members, Advisory Council, Sponsors, and Members for helping create such an impactful night.

NAMI WLA will be hosting its annual Mental Health Gala on Friday, May 12th hosted, at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. The coveted event will bring together our NAMI WLA community, Hollywood’s elite, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists in support of the organization’s mission to build better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The invitation-only fundraiser gala will feature a red carpet, cocktails, curated food delights, a reception, and surprise performances.

Includes valet parking, dinner, dancing, and entertainment

The Gala Honorees Include:

  • Lanetta Wahlgren will be receiving the Heart of Advocacy Award
  • Pure Edge, Inc. will be receiving the Heart of Innovation Award
  • Allison Holker and daughter Weslie Boss will be receiving the Heart of a Champion Award.

Including a very special tribute to the life & legacy of Stephen “Twitch” Boss and the Move with Kindness Foundation.

Presenters include: Derek Hough and Jenna Dewan, with DJ Ruckus

Our NAMI WLA team, board members, and advisory council members have been tirelessly working on this Gala, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.

Co-chairs: Adaline Fagen and Dorit Haroni

NAMI WLA Executive Director: Erin Raftery Ryan

Clinical Mental Health Advocate: Sharon Dunas

Board of Directors: Sheila Carter, Sam Griffel, Sarah Haufrect, Lauren Reynaldo, Lanetta Wahlgren, Dr. Karen Wilson

Advisory Council Members: Juan Acosta, Joli and Andrew Altshule, Dr. Xavier Amador, Karena Dawn, Sarah and Andrew Ellenbogen, Charlotte and Gary Gilbert, Adir Haroni, Sharon Kashfian , Maryam and Josh Lieberman, Jessica Meisels, Jennifer and Zev Norotsky, Dr. Waguih IsHak, Doug Warner and Janis Black Warner

 Thank you so much for your interest in NAMI West LA.

If you’d like to become a member or just donate to our cause and are concerned about giving out your payment information online, please feel free to give us a call at our offices.

Our direct line is 310-889-7200

Or you can certainly mail us a check to:

NAMI Westside Los Angeles

921 Westwood Blvd., Ste. 236

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Nami WLA 2023 Mental Health Gala Press