About NARMH

Vision Statement

The National Association for Rural Mental Health seeks to promote the linkage of the diverse voices of rural mental health, through its activities as a membership organization. As a national organization, NARMH provides a forum for rural mental health professionals, advocates, and consumers to identify issues and problems, share innovative solutions and model programs, and speak with a shared voice on issues of rural mental health concern.

As an organization with a historical heritage of education, NARMH’s sponsorship of an annual conference, regional workshops, and publication of written information is focused upon increasing the body of knowledge related to rural mental health. NARMH’s educational efforts will continue to link the myriad of rural issues and experience into a connected fabric of understanding.

NARMH shall provide a common voice for rural mental health within national and state public policy arenas. Through the information sharing with other organizations, government agencies, federal and state leaders, and others, NARMH will seek to ensure rural America is taken into account in the formation of private and public mental healthcare policy.

Mission Statement

"Linking Voices to Promote Rural Mental Health."

NARMH carries out this mission through electronic and print communication, an annual national conference, participation in national policy making, and special projects.

Board of Directors

President

David Weden (22)

Integral Care
Austin, TX
(512)440-4001 (office)

D......@integralcare.org

President-Elect

Kevin Martone (20)

Technical Assistance Collaborative
Boston, MA
(617)266-5667 x 133 (office)

k......@tacinc.org

Immediate Past President

Jennifer Christman (22)

VetAdvisor Services, Three Wire Systems
Edensburg, PA
(814)846-4664 (office)

j......@myvetadvisor.com

Treasurer

Tammy A. Barnes (22)

American Psychological Association
Washington, DC
(202)336-5987

t......@apa.org

Secretary

Lori Irvine, MA, LCSW (22)

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center
Trenton, MO
(660)359-4487 (office)

l......@ncmmh.org

Membership Chair

Virginia Shaw, Ph.D. (20)

Board of Mental Health America of Hawaii – Maui County Branch
Kahului, HI

m......@yahoo.com


Jessica Black, Ph.D. (21)

UAF College of Rural and Community Development
Fairbanks, AK
(907)750-2275 (office)

j......@alaska.edu

Nick Brotzel, MA, MPA (20)

Behavioral Health Assoc. of Nebraska Univ. of Nebraska Med Center (UNMC)
Omaha, NE
402-552-7694 (office)

N......@unmc.edu

Courtney Cuthbertson (22)

East Lansing, MI

C......@msu.edu

David Lambert (21)

Cape Elizabeth, ME

d......@usm.maine.edu

Mark Mitchell, Ph.D. (20)

Marcon Consulting, LLC
Kaneohe, HI

M......@gmail.com

Jerry Parker, MA (20)

The Wood Group
Wichita Falls, TX
(940)767-0463 (office)

J......@thewoodgroup.us

Rick Peterson, Ph.D., LMFT, CFLE (21)

Texas A & M University
College Station, TX
(979)845-1877 (office)

r......@ag.tamu.edu

Shauna Reitmeier (22)

Northwestern Mental Health Center Inc.
Crockston, MN
(218)281-3940

s......@nwmhc.org

Josie Rudolphi (21)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana-Champaign, IL

R......@marshfieldresearch.org

Helene Silverblatt, M.D.(21)

University of New Mexico
Corrales, NM
(505)321-6106

h......@salud.unm.edu

Nancy Speck, Ph.D. (20)

Nacogdoches, TX

n......@earthlink.net

Emeritus Board Members

Charlie Griffin, MS

Kansas State University
Programs for Workplace Solutions
Manhattan, KS
785-532-2025 (office)

c......@k-state.edu

Dennis Mohatt, MA

WICHE
Boulder, CO
303-541-0256 (office)

d......@wiche.edu

EX-OFFICIO BOARD MEMBER

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NARMH Staff

Executive Director

Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D.

r......@nadbhd.org

Senior Executive Administrative Assistant

Neche Nelson

n......@nacbhd.org


National Association for Rural Mental Health
660 North Capital Street Suite 400
Washington, DC 20001
202-942-4276 (office)
202-737-0480 (fax)

info@narmh.org