HOUSTON – Mental health nonprofit National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Houston announced today that it has selected Angelina Brown Hudson, MPA, as its Executive Director.
“Angelina is a positive and energetic leader. Her warmth and collegial style along with a passion for leveraging and developing relationships with people, communities, and systems has earned her the esteem of NAMI Greater Houston program participants, board and staff, volunteers, and donors,” said Brenda W. LaVar, PHD, NAMI Greater Houston board president. “We’re excited to continue working with Angelina as our new executive director and confident that the organization is well positioned under her guidance to thrive.”
“I appreciate the board’s confidence in me, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to lead such an organization whose work is so significant to people in our area. NAMI Greater Houston is resilient, and for some, life changing. I know we can move forward and continue providing excellent services and programs in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties,” said Hudson.
In her role as executive director, Hudson will work closely with the membership, community stakeholders, providers of health and behavioral health services, staff and the Board of Directors to ensure the organization continues to adapt and serve people with mental illnesses, their families, and friends. As the population growth expands in the organization’s service areas—Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties, a goal of Hudson’s is to establish or expand the organization’s reach, partnerships, and collaborations in order to provide support, education and advocacy to those impacted by mental health and mental illness concerns.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Houston is the area’s largest grassroots, nonprofit mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for adults and youth living with mental illnesses. www.namigreaterhouston.org