Join us for the 42nd Annual Communal Celebration and Fundraiser

Pat Williams Mental Health Dinner

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

This annual event (full video below on this page) honors NAMI Yolo County’s founder Pat Williams and recognizes outstanding community leaders who advance our mission for a future in which everyone who experiences a mental health condition has access to the support and resources we need to live well.


NAMI Yolo 2021 Outstanding Mental Health Community Service Awardee
Dr. Captane Thomson, MD
Dr. Captane Thomson, MD is a Yolo County psychiatrist and former Mental Health Director who has served our county for over 55 years. Known affectionately as “Cap”, he has significant experience seeing clients, serving as an expert for the courts, and as a mentor and advisor to many organizations, including NAMI Yolo County. He is also well known as a member of the Putah Creek Crawdads band.


portrait Bronwyn Murphy

Bronwyn Murphy, Inclusion Coordinator at University Covenant Church

Topic: Everyone is Worthy of Being Loved

Bronwyn’s personal and professional experiences in navigating mental health and developmental diagnoses and support have inspired her to build supportive and inclusive spaces within faith communities and educational institutions. Bronwyn serves as the Inclusion Coordinator at University Covenant Church and is an inclusion workshop and parent group facilitator for the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. She has also worked as a Special Education teacher and case manager in a public school setting as well in residential care as a social skills trainer and tutor for foster youth and youth transitioning from the juvenile justice system. Bronwyn is passionate about equipping and encouraging families impacted by mental health challenges.


  • Early Bird Tickets (paid before February 1): $45
  • Ticket: $50
  • Open Door/Low Income  Tickets: $5
  • Sponsor a Dinner Ticket for low-income community members: $25


  • Stigma Busters: $250
  • Education Promisers: $500
  • Outreach Promoters: $1,000
  • Advocacy Partners: $2,500

Chay Corner will provide a light Vietnamese meal, delivered to your home (for tickets ordered by February 15 & within Yolo County).
Includes pho (broth with rice noodles, tofu, toppings, and sauces), drink, and dessert

NAMI Yolo is the Yolo County California chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. We are a grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with psychiatric disorders, which include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, panic disorder.

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Featuring the tunes of the Putah Creek Crawdads

Thank you to the Sponsors
of the Pat Williams Mental Health Dinner

Major Sponsor

Advocacy Partners

Marilyn and Peter Moyle

Julian Abdey and Sabrina Moyle Charitable Fund

Outreach Promoters

Helen M. Thomson and Family

Lindsay Anne Weston, Attorney, Advocate for Criminal Justice Reform

Anya and Richard McCann

Education Promisers

Stigma Busters

  • David J Thompson and Ann Evans
  • Michael and Ruth Coleman
  • Rick and Jeni Price
  • Millie and Dan Braunstein
  • Mary Leiser
  • John and Nancy Keltner
  • In Memory of June Forbes, Joanna Roberts
  • Carbahal Olsen
  • Brett Lee
  • Judith and Beth Gabor
  • Wayne and Mary Ginsburg
  • Nancy Schaezlein-Zipse
  • Stephen McCord
  • Dr. Michael Meek
  • JP Cahn and Family