Margo Dashiell was inducted into the Community Service category in 2009.
Margo Dashiell is an inexhaustible source of support for persons with mental illness and their families. As a volunteer, the Berkeley resident commits ample time and energy to help enhance the quality of life of people affected by severe mental illness, and to expand public awareness of the struggles these people engage in every day. Single-handedly, Margot organized the Alameda County Family Coalition to bring together families affected by mental illness to provide them with support and networking power. She also spearheads efforts to implement the Mental Health Services Act, legislation passed by California voters to provide increased funding and other resources to mental health programs. Lauded by friends for her tenacity, Margot is tireless in her efforts to improve Alameda County's behavioral health care system and the entire community.