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Shannon Jaccard, MBA, is a behavioral health consultant and adjunct professor of health care services at Alliant University. She is also the founder of The Female Files, an organization geared towards helping women with chronic health issues. Previously, Shannon served as the CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego. She serves on several boards, including RI International, The Meeting Place Clubhouse, and San Diego County Behavioral Health Board. Shannon has received numerous awards, including the Rona and Ken Purdy Award to End Discrimination and the Channel 10 News Leadership Award. San Diego Magazine named Shannon one of San Diego’s “50 People to Watch" in 2010. has published several articles bringing to light the experiences siblings share when a loved one has a mental illness, and she is a speaker on stigma, labels, and mental illness. Her book, The Forgotten Survivors, was published in 2019. Shannon has a blog for siblings on grief, loss, and shared experiences. She earned her MBA from California State University, San Marcos. Shannon is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.