Staff and Board


Megan Alvarado, Community Education Coordinator
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Katrina Anaya, Operations Manager
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Kathy Bentz, Family & Peer Program Coordinator
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Laura Landis, Donor and Volunteer Relations VISTA
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Jessica Miller, Children & Youth Program Coordinator
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Karen Ranus, Executive Director
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Christina Schneider, Community Relations Coordinator
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Board of Directors

President: Barbara Johnson, MBA
Executive Director
Austin Area Research Organization
lissa-adams Vice President: Lissa Adams, BS
Independent Consultant
 J.L. Powers & Assoc.
jennifer-perkins-headshot-300x300 Treasurer: Jennifer Perkins, MBA
Advocacy Communication Manager
Texas Medical Association

sqweb-julie_almendral-0018-edit Secretary: Julie Almendral, MBA
Communications and Multimedia Manager
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
adrienne Adrienne Kennedy, MA
Retired Educator and NAMI National Board Member
  Leo J. Paterra, MBA, CPA
Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting
Texas Workforce Commission
 steve Steve Strakowski, MD
Founding Chair
Department of Psychiatry, Dell Medical School
  Paul Trylko, BBA
President and CEO
Amplify Credit Union