Coronavirus and the Workplace

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and the mitigation efforts put in place, workplaces of all sizes were forced to adapt and leaders were faced with difficult decisions. Whether employees are working remotely or still going into the workplace, they are dealing with a lot of changes and uncertainty which can lead to stress and anxiety. NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is compiling resources for executives so they can help guide their employees during these unprecedented times.


Our Region’s Business

In June 2019, the CEOs Against Stigma initiative was featured on Our Region’s Business with Bill Flanagan. NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania CEO Christine Michaels appeared on the show with Bill Schlagel from Ernst & Young, a company with a robust employee wellness program. The program aired on June 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. on WPXI-TV.

Mayor Peduto Signs the Pledge

On May 23, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto held a ceremony in the City-County Building and signed the CEO Pledge. NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania CEO Christine Michaels and Joni Schwager, Executive Director of the Staunton Farm Foundation, also participated in the event. Staunton Farm is funding the CEOs Against Stigma project for three years.  Video of the ceremony can be found here.

Kickoff Breakfast

In recognition of Mental Health Month in May, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania officially launched the CEOs Against Stigma project with a kickoff breakfast at the Duquesne Club in downtown Pittsburgh on May 7. CEOs and other executives from nearly 40 companies attended.

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries about the CEOs Against Stigma program, contact Maria Kakay, Director of Communications and Marketing at NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania, by email at or by phone at 412-366-3788.

If you are interested in becoming a CEO Against Stigma, request more information.