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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 Emmerson
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 Michael Shafer
Director, Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
618 N Central Ave Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Arkansas NAMI Arkansas Kim Arnold
Executive Director
1012 Autumn Road, Suite 1
Little Rock, AR 72211
California (Northern/Central) Mental Health America of California Zima Creason
Chief Executive Officer
2035 Hurley Way, Suite 290
Sacramento, CA 95825
California (Southern) Special Service for Groups Erica Shehane
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 Ruben Nanez
Director of Operations
1120 Lincoln St., Suite 1606
Denver, CO 80203
Connecticut NAMI Connecticut Kate Mattias
Executive Director
576 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
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 20033-3515
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 Street
PO Box 122604
Covington, KY 41012-2604
Louisiana Mental Health America of Louisiana Vickie Ryan
Executive Director
5700 Florida Blvd, Suite 901
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Maine NAMI Maine Sarah Ross
Public Relations Manager
1 Bangor Street
Augusta, ME 04330
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. Mary Callanan
Advocacy & Educational Outreach Coordinator
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
800 Transfer Road, Suite 31
St. Paul, MN 55114
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 Indian Center, Inc. Greg Donovan
Director, Society of Care
1100 Military Road
Lincoln, NE 68508
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 Aruna Rao
Associate 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 Mental Health Association of New York City, Inc. 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
Public Engagement Coordinator
99 Pine St.
Suite 105
Albany, NY 12207
North Carolina NAMI North Carolina Seth Maid
Program Coordinator
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 NAMI Ohio Katie Dillon
Director of Communications & Outreach
1225 Dublin Rd., Suite 125
Columbus, OH 43215
Oklahoma Mental Health Association Oklahoma Karen LaPlante
Director of Education and Community Relations
1870 S. Boulder Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74119-5234
Oregon NAMI Oregon Chris Bouneff
Executive Director
4701 SE 24th Ave., Suite E
Portland, OR 97202
Pennsylvania Mental Health Partnerships Sterling Johnson
Advocacy Manager
1211 Chestnut Street
Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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 Meeting Street Amanda Boisvert
Manager, Early Childhood Program Management
1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
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 Mental Health America of Texas Colette Duciaume-Wright
Vice President
1210 San Antonio Street
Suite 204
Austin, TX 78701
Texas Border Region Sam Houston State University Amanda Scarbrough
Healthcare Administration Program Coordinator
1806 Avenue J
Huntsville, TX 77340
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 Margie Lemay
Office Manager
600 Blair Park Road, Suite 301
Williston, VT 05495
Virginia NAMI Virginia Megan Hodges
Director of Development
2112 W. Laburnum Avenue
Suite 204
Richmond, VA 23227
Washington NAMI Washington Lauren Simonds
Executive Director
7500 Greenwood Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
West Virginia Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance-West Virginia Diana Thompson
Project Manager
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
137 W. 6th Street
Casper, WY 82601