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Our Leadership

“NAMI Greater Houston provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.”

NAMI Greater Houston Team

“Our mission is to provide advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.”

Neal Sarahan

Neal Sarahan, PhD

Executive Director
Angelina Brown Hudson

Angelina Brown Hudson

Vice President, Programs & Partnerships
Aditi Chokshi

Aditi Chokshi

Vice President, Innovation & Sustainability
Carmen Martinez

Carmen Martinez

Director of Development

Elizabeth Lewis

Director of Communications
NAMI_Imgs_Judith Scruggs

Judith Scruggs

Director of Operations
Aastha Sharma

Aastha Sharma

Director of Impact & Evaluation
Brenda Broussard-Maatsch

Brenda Broussard-Maatsch

Program Manager
benjetta west

Benjetta West

Program Manager
Kern Vanderburg

Kern Vanderburg

S.E.A. Center Manager
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Preston Allen

Consultant on Diaspora Project on Mental Health Equity

NAMI Greater Houston 2021 Board of Directors

Brenda LaVar

Dr. Brenda LaVar


Community Relations Administrator at Wellpath

Leslie buck

Leslie Buck

Vice President

Parent, Volunteer, Community Advocate


Charlzetta McMurray-Horton, RN-BC, NEA-BC, MS


Administrative Director, Utilization Management, Harris Health Systems

Eileen sims

Eileen Simms


Care Coordinator, Harris Health System


Glenda Demas

Counselor-intern at Katy ISD. Founder of non-profit Pearls of Change.

Billy Dorsey

Billy L. Dorsey, Jr.

Public speaker. Music Producer. Philanthropist. Mental Health advocate.

Lori Durland

Lori Durland

Support Group Facilitator in Montgomery County, supports Montgomery & Liberty counties, active NAMI Greater Houston volunteer and fundraiser.

Sara hornestien

Sarah Hornstein

Support Group Facilitator, SEA Center Information Processor, Health Fair Coordinator

Ted Isensee

Ted Isensee

Certified Public Accountant, former CFO & Controller, Founder of Isensee Foundation for Safe Police Response, Member of Public Policy and Advocacy Committee. Isensee Assoc. Inc., Profitize, LLC.

Shelia Muldrow

Shelia Person

Retired IT security professional Shell Oil Company


Maria Parra

Dir. Lab Services, Memorial Hermann Hospital

Scott Soland

Lt. Scott Soland

Manages Crisis Intervention Teams at Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office

Jane Malin

Ex Officio; Dr. Jane Malin

Past President

NAMI Greater Houston Advisory Board

Emmett Biffle

Staci Biggar

Dick Easterwood

Shelley Green

Dr. Regenia Hicks

Amanda Jones

Ted Isensee

Bill Kelley

Dr. Sanjay Mathew

Hon. Judge Gray H. Miller

Dr. Steven Schnee

Dr. Jair Soares

Frank Webb

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