Founded in 1984, NAMI Central Texas, formerly NAMI Austin, is a member of the largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Through innovative education, support and advocacy programs, we are changing the way our community addresses mental health.
NAMI Central Texas is dedicated to improving the lives of all individuals affected by mental illness through education, support and advocacy programs.
NAMI Central Texas envisions a community that addresses mental illness as a health issue and provides the systems, resources and education for all people to achieve recovery.
Learn how your community can change how you address mental health
In order to change the mental health conversation in our community, we all must learn the facts about mental illness and work to break down the barriers to treatment and support. We offer a variety of trainings and presentations to help your group or organization get started.
Cecilia Bliss, MSW
Central Texas Community Outreach Coordinator
512-420-9810 ext. 1008
Our Board of Directors
President: Leo J. Paterra, MBA, CPA
Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting
Texas Workforce Commission
Vice President: Paul Trylko, BBA
President and CEO
Amplify Credit Union
Treasurer: Jennifer Perkins, MBA
Advocacy Communication Manager
Texas Medical Association
Secretary: Julie Almendral, MBA
Communications and Multimedia Manager
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
J.L. Powers & Associates
Director of Issues and Engagement
Amanda N. Barczyk, PhD, MSW
Dell Children's Hospital - Trauma and Injury Research Center
Adrienne Kennedy, MA
NAMI National Board President
Family Fund Committee, The Brown Foundation
Manuel Quinto-Pozos, JD
Deats Durst and Owen, PLLC