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