Kamali (Kami) Barron comes to Project Sleep’s Board of Directors with extensive non-profit management experience from both the point of view of staff and board member positions.
Kami was the Founding Executive Director of her area’s Community Foundation, served in that position for eleven years and built assets to nine million dollars. For five of those eleven years, she also served the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation as Vice President.
Kami has served on numerous Boards including the area food pantry, arts council, the local United Way, as well as the county wide United Way and various City and other committees. She was also named the County-Wide Volunteer of the Year for her service to charities.
“We are beyond grateful to have Kami join the organization’s Board of Directors,” said Project Sleep’s President & CEO, Julie Flygare, JD. “Kami brings a wealth of knowledge and non-profit leadership experience. Without a doubt, her experience and expertise will be critical to help advance our mission in the coming years.”
Kami worked with Julie Flygare to host the Central Texas Narcolepsy Forum in June 2019 to support and provide education to the narcolepsy community. Through this effort, she realized there are so many who need to connect with others and to feel that they are not alone. This realization led to Kami’s interest in Board service to Project Sleep.
“I personally felt alone when I was diagnosed with narcolepsy,” describes Kami. “I searched the internet for resources and kept hearing about Project Sleep. I accessed Project Sleep’s website and was so excited to see the programs offered. Julie Flygare’s book Wide Awake and Dreaming also helped me to feel validated and supported. I no longer feel alone.”
Kami lives in the Austin, TX area and enjoys the beach, gardening and volunteering. Please join us in welcoming Kami to the team!
About Project Sleep
Believing in the value of sleep, Project Sleep aims to improve public health by generating awareness about the importance of sleep health and sleep disorders. Project Sleep educates and empowers individuals using events, campaigns and programs to bring people together and talk about sleep as a pillar of health.