NAMI Temecula Valley Monthly Forum

The Assistance League Thrift Shop
Large Meeting Room
28720 Vía Montezuma
Temecula, CA 92590

Third Wednesday of every month
6:00-8:00 pm

January 16th -Featuring Guest Speaker Tammy Moringlane
and a Panel Of Peers

'Journey To Recovery'
 Find out what those with a mental illness are going through
and their journeys to help others
NAMI- Temecula Valley welcomes Tammy Moringlane to speak at our monthly Mental Health Forum on January 16, 2019.

Tammy's Story:
Eighteen years ago, she was active in her alcoholism and as a result became homeless. She lived on the streets for 2 years until she ended up in the rooms of AA. At four months sober she ended up at ETS for psychiatric evaluation because she had become homicidal/suicidal. Tammy was diagnosed as bipolar and with borderline personality disorder. She was able to maintain sobriety with the help of psychiatric medications and at 3 years sober she went to college through the Dept. of Rehab. Tammy has been employed with RI International for nine years as a result of her lived experience. Her goal in life is to bring hope and encouragement to those that struggle with mental health challenges and to show others that recovery is possible.

February 20th -Featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Johnson-Quijada 

Spirituality and Psychiatry
NAMI- Temecula Valley welcomes Dr. Sana Johnson-Quijada to speak at our monthly Mental Health Forum on February 20, 2019.

  Dr. Johnson-Quijada became a licensed physician in 1999 after completing one year of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Internship and a general psychiatry residency between, Loma Linda University Medical Center and Harvard South Shore.  She then completed a Prime Medicine Fellowship at Harvard South Shore in 2002.  Since then, she has worked in several companies and hospitals before settling in to the Murrieta-Temecula areas of Southern California. She has been in private practice, now in the areas of outpatient clinic, encompassing medication management, psychotherapy, ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy), public speaking, and writing.  She also participates as community faculty with Loma Linda University Department of Psychiatry, and University of Riverside School of Medicine. 

Dr. Quijada’s website

March 20th -Featuring Guest Speaker Jeffrey C. Nickerson, Esq. 

Basics of Estate Planning and use of Special Needs Trust
NAMI- Temecula Valley welcomes Jeffrey C. Nickerson, Esq. to speak at our monthly Mental Health Forum on March 20, 2019.

Mr. Nickerson practices estate planning and conservatorship for his clients to ensure that their personal financial matters and medical care desires are legally established and managed as life changes.  His goal is to fully understand his client’s goals and needs and provide them the peace of mind that comes from good communications and trusting relationships.
In addition, he has a special interest in the complexities that occur for individuals and families with disabilities and special needs.  This requires an in-depth knowledge of state and federal systems and available resources to maximize the quality of life possible.
He uses his education, experience, talents and abilities to best serve others within Riverside County.

With that in mind, his mission is to:
1)  Develop long-term relationships with his clients while providing estate planning & administration services.  He spends the time with his clients, so he fully understands his client’s circumstances, needs, goals and anxieties and insures his clients understand their estate plan.  He provides ongoing advice & counsel to support his clients evolving estate-planning needs.
2)  Develop long-term relationships with financial professionals to develop a synergy in working with clients.
3)  Serve the special needs community providing advise & counsel and frequently providing pro bono counsel to special needs families.
4)  Continue to develop & maintain expertise in the estate planning & administration to best serve his clients.