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Outreach Partners

The NIMH Outreach Partnership Program has 55 Outreach Partner organizations representing all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Outreach Partners disseminate NIMH research findings and educational materials to the public throughout their states and local communities. Outreach Partners also conduct outreach activities to address the needs of populations that experience mental health disparities as defined by race or ethnicity, age, education or income, disability status, geographic location, risk status related to sex and gender, and among other populations identified to be at-risk for health disparities such as immigrants, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI). In addition, Outreach Partners promote volunteer participation in NIMH and NIH clinical trials, and work with researchers to enhance the public health impact of mental health research. Learn more about Outreach Partner Activities through a Partner Activity Map and the Outreach Connection newsletter. 

Partner Location Organization Contact Address
Alabama NAMI Alabama Kelly Emerson
Executive Director
1401 I-85 Parkway, Suite A
Montgomery, AL 36106
Alaska Alaska Youth and Family Network Alicia Cornils
Operations Manager
740 Communications Ave
Anchorage, AK 99503
Arizona Arizona State University, Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy Nicole Janich
Research Specialist Principal
618 N Central Ave Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Arkansas NAMI Arkansas Buster Lackey
Executive Director
1012 Autumn Road, Suite 1
Little Rock, AR 72211
California (Northern/Central) Mental Health America of California Heidi Strunk
Executive Director
717 K Street
Suite 232
Sacramento, CA 95814
California (Southern) Special Service for Groups Brian Hui
Director, Research and Evaluation
905 E. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute Mayra Rubio-Diaz
Community Liaison for Community Engagement
2250 Alcazar Street, CSC 2230
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Colorado Mental Health Colorado David McLaughlin
Director of Operations
1120 Lincoln St., Suite 1606
Denver, CO 80203
Connecticut NAMI Of Connecticut, Inc Lisa Winjum
Executive Director
1030 New Britain Avenue
Suite 201
West Hartford, CT 06110
Delaware Mental Health Association in Delaware Jennifer Smolowitz
Project Director for Suicide Prevention
100 West 10th Street, Suite 600
Wilmington, DE 19801
District of Columbia District of Columbia Behavioral Health Association Mark LeVota
Executive Director
P.O. Box 33515
Washington, DC 20033-0515
Florida Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida Marcia Pinck
Education & Outreach
7145 West Oakland Park Blvd
Lauderhill, FL 33313-1012
Georgia Mental Health America of Georgia Jewell Gooding
Executive Director
2250 North Druid Hills Road NE, Suite 275
Atlanta, GA 30329
Hawaii United Self Help Bud Bowles
Executive Director
c/0 Waikiki Community Ctr, 310 Paoakalani Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815-6612
Idaho Idaho State University, Institute of Rural Health Russell Spearman
Senior Research Associate
921 S 8th Avenue, Stop 8046
Pocatello, ID 83209
Illinois Mental Health America of Illinois Marge Sondler
Acting Program Coordinator
1103 Westgate, Suite 302
Oak Park, IL 60301
Indiana National Alliance on Mental Illness Indiana Joanne Abbott
Program Director
921 E. 86th Street, Suite 130
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Iowa National Alliance on Mental Illness - Iowa, Inc. Peggy Huppert
Executive Director
3839 Merle Hay Road, Suite 229
Des Moines, IA 50310
Kansas Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas Bethany Anderson
Director of Marketing and Development
555 N. Woodlawn, Suite 3105
Wichita, KS 67208
Kentucky Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio Jill King
Associate Executive Director
912 Scott Blvd, PO Box 122604
Covington, KY 41012-2604
Louisiana Temporarily Vacant
Maine NAMI Maine Sarah Ross
Development Manager
52 Water Street
Hallowell, ME 04347
Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine Catherine Chichester
94 Auburn Street, Suite 110
Portland, ME 04102
Maryland NAMI Maryland Kate Farinholt
Executive Director
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway #475
Columbia, MD 21044
Massachusetts Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, Inc. Danna Mauch
President & CEO
50 Federal Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Michigan NAMI Michigan Mark Creekmore
Policy & Advocacy Committee
401 S. Washington, Suite 104
Lansing, MI 48933
Minnesota National Alliance on Mental Illness--Minnesota Mackenzie Mestelle
Booth Coordinator and Outreach Assistant
1919 University Avenue West, Suite 400
St. Paul, MN 55104
Mississippi Mental Health Association of South Mississippi Kay Daneault
Executive Director
4803 Harrison Circle
Gulfport, MS 39507
Missouri NAMI St. Louis Christine Patterson
Executive Director
1810 Craig Road, Suite 124
St. Louis, MO 63146
Montana Mental Health America of Montana Michelle Aune
Executive Director
510 S. 23rd Ave
Bozeman, MT 59718
Nebraska Santee Sioux Nation Greg Donovan
Director, Society of Care
425 Frazier Avenue N., Suite 2
Niobrara, NE 68760
Nevada Nevada P.E.P., Inc. Christa Peterson
Project Director
7211 West Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89117
New Hampshire NAMI New Hampshire Kenneth Norton
Executive Director
85 N. State St
Concord, NH 03301
New Jersey NAMI New Jersey Meredith Blount
Executive Director
1562 Route 130
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
New Mexico University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Martha Faulkner
Clinical Director of State Behavioral Health Workforce
1 University of New Mexico
MSC09 5220
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
New York City Vibrant Emotional Health Lisa Furst
Assistant VP, Center for Policy, Advocacy and Education
50 Broadway, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10004
New York State National Alliance on Mental Illness - New York State Matthew Shapiro
Associate Director, Public Affairs
99 Pine St., Suite 105
Albany, NY 12207
North Carolina NAMI North Carolina Garry Crites
309 W. Millbrook Rd. Ste. 121
Raleigh, NC 27609
North Dakota University of North Dakota, Center for Rural Health Jacque Gray
Research Professor
1301 North Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Ohio National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ohio Katie Dillon-Luli
Director of Communications & Outreach
1225 Dublin Road
Suite 125
Columbus, OH 43215
Oklahoma Mental Health Association Oklahoma Karen LaPlante
Director of Education and Community Relations
5330 East 31st Street, Suite 1000
Tulsa, OK 74135
Oregon NAMI Oregon Chris Bouneff
Executive Director
4701 SE 24th Ave., Suite E
Portland, OR 97202
Pennsylvania NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania Christine Michaels
Chief Executive Officer
105 Braunlich Drive, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Puerto Rico University of Puerto Rico, Institute for Psychological Research Emily Saez-Santiago
Assistant Research Scientist
College of Social Sciences, Rio Piedras Campus
Ave. Universidad #55
P.O. Box 23174
San Juan, PR 00931
Rhode Island Parent Support Network of Rhode Island Lisa Conlan
Executive Director
535 Centerville Road, Suite 202
Warwick, RI 02886
South Carolina Federation of Families of South Carolina Jenah Cason
Executive Director
810 Dutch Square Blvd. Suite 486
Columbia, SC 29210
South Dakota NAMI South Dakota Wendy Giebink
Executive Director
PO Box 88808
Sioux Falls, SD 57109
Tennessee Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee Tom Starling
446 Metroplex Dr, Suite A-224
Nashville, TN 37211
Texas (East/North/Central) NAMI Texas Greg Hansch
Public Policy Director
4110 Guadalupe St
P.O. Box 300817
Austin, TX 78751
Texas (South/West) NAMI Greater Corpus Christi in partnership with NAMI Texas Angela Horner
Program Director
P. O. Box 8558
Corpus Christi, TX 78468
Utah NAMI Utah Jackie Rendo
Director of Mentoring Program
1600 West 2200 South, Suite 202
West Valley City, UT 84119
Vermont National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont Laurie Emerson
Executive Director
600 Blair Park Road, Suite 301
Williston, VT 05495
Virginia NAMI Virginia Sarah Wilson
Acting Executive Director
2112 W. Laburnum Avenue, Suite 204
Richmond, VA 23227
Washington NAMI Washington Lauren Simonds
Executive Director
1107 NE 45th Street
Suite 340
Seattle, WA 98105
West Virginia Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance-West Virginia Nancy Marshall
Executive Director
144 Wood Street
Buckhannon, WV 26201
Wisconsin Wisconsin Family Ties, Inc. Debra Ramacher
Associate Director
16 N Carroll St, Ste 230
Madison, WI 53703
Wyoming NAMI Wyoming Amanda Jones
Executive Director
PO Box 1883
Casper, WY 82602