Shannon Scully

Senior Advisor, Justice and Crisis Response Policy

National Alliance on Mental Illness


Shannon Scully is the Senior Advisor for Justice and Crisis Response Policy at NAMI, where she serves as a subject matter expert, providing strategic guidance across the organization regarding NAMI’s criminal justice, diversion and crisis response policy. She works closely with key federal agencies and Congress to advance NAMI’s priorities and supports leaders across the NAMI Alliance to increase their impact on local and state policies.

Prior to joining NAMI, Ms. Scully worked for several other national non-profit organizations on various justice related issues. She began her criminal justice career supporting victims of crime in the county courts in Cook County, IL.

Ms. Scully holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Benedict, and a Masters of Public Policy from American University.