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Board Leadership

NAMI Tyler’s Board of Directors is dedicated to improving the lives of all those living with mental illness and the lives of those who love them.

Board of Directors 2019-2020

Executive Committee

President             Hal Meyer, Retired Educator, Community Volunteer

Vice President     David Biggs, CIT Resource, Justice System Advisor

Secretary             Paula Davis, Smith County Juvenile Probation Officer, Intensive Resource Coordinator

Treasurer             Elizabeth White, Awarded Volunteer of Year, Nashville, TN; Community Volunteer


Keren Acuna, LPC, RPT, Samaritan Counseling; Bilingual

Jennifer Anderson, Educator, Jacksonville ISD

Sandie Brazil-Hamilton, Retired Director of Marketing, ETMC Behavioral Health    

Cathy Cooper, DVM, Practicing Veterinarian

Eddie Fuller, TISD Bus Monitor; Graduate of Family to Family, Basics

Angela Geter, Andrews Center, Consumer Advocate & Rights Officer

Keesia Hill, Legal Nurse Consultant, UTHET BHC

Carol Howell, MSW, Adjunct Professor TJC

Franxesca Karst, Family-to-Family Instructor, NAMI Tyler Webmaster

Christal Kiger, Family-to-Family Instructor

Dikisha Lewis, Educator, Region 7, Founder of All Kids Rock

Kim Harvey-Livingston, MS, LPC-S, Associate Dean of Students UT Tyler

Jeffery Matthews, MD, Chief of Psychiatry, UTHET

Keisha Morris, Cenikor Director

Brittney Nichols, LPC-S, Program Mgr., Office of Planning & Public Policy UTHET

Kay Pleasant, Senior Lecturer, UT Tyler, Retired

Carol Price, Psychiatric Nursing, UT Tyler

Kathy Riffe, RPh, DPM, Family-to-Family Instructor

Lesa Sanders, Connections Facilitator Peer-to-Peer Certified, Fosters 9 Special Need Persons

Sally Schultz, PhD, LPC-S, Independent Mental Health Consultant

Von Gretshun Smith-Gross, LVN, Evening Instructor CAN Program, TJC: Certified Life Coach

Waymon Stewart, CEO, Andrews Center

Paul Wick, MD, Psychiatrist UTHET, UTHET BHC

Lisa Williams, LVN, CEO Black Nurses Rock: Sharing Hope

Kathy Wilson, RN, MS, School of Nursing UT Tyler

Advisory Members (Non Voting)

Mary Pat Eaves, Retired Educator; Overton School Board

Rose Guidry, RN, UT Tyler School of Nursing

Diana Larson, NAMI Smarts Instructor; former enlisted USAF; Retired HR Executive

Lindsey Little, BS, LCDC, Community Liaison, Oceans Healthcare of  Lufkin

Kim Meyer, Retired Educator, Community Volunteer

Liz Olivier, OTR, MHS, Director Occupational Therapy Asst. Program, TJC

Past NAMI Tyler Presidents

Janet Helgesen, Past President, TISD Administration, Retired

Valerie Holcomb, Past President, Cenikor, Director of Outpatient Services

Roy Lee, Past President, Retired Non-Profit Executive Director

Mildred Witte, Current Acting Director of NAMI Tyler, Past President, NAMI on Campus UTT






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