Staff and Board


Katrina Anaya, Director of Operations
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Kathy Bentz, Family & Peer Program Coordinator
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Sharon Guess, Development Manager
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Jessica Miller, Children & Youth Program Coordinator
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Karen Ranus, Executive Director
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Ariel Samayoa, Community Education Coordinator VISTA
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Christina Schneider, Community Relations Coordinator
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Board of Directors

lissa-adams President: Lissa Adams, BS
Independent Consultant
 J.L. Powers & Assoc.
  Vice President: Leo J. Paterra, MBA, CPA
Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting
Texas Workforce Commission
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
Barbara Johnson, MBA
Executive Director
Austin Area Research Organization
adrienne Adrienne Kennedy, MA
Retired Educator and NAMI National Board Member
 steve Steve Strakowski, MD
Founding Chair
Department of Psychiatry, Dell Medical School
  Paul Trylko, BBA
President and CEO
Amplify Credit Union