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.
"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
David Weden (22)
Kevin Martone (20)
Technical Assistance Collaborative
(617)266-5667 x 133 (office)
Immediate Past President
Jennifer Christman (22)
VetAdvisor Services, Three Wire Systems
Tammy A. Barnes (22)
American Psychological Association
Lori Irvine, MA, LCSW (22)
North Central Missouri Mental Health Center
Virginia Shaw, Ph.D. (20)
Board of Mental Health America of Hawaii – Maui County Branch
Jessica Black, Ph.D. (21)
UAF College of Rural and Community Development
Nick Brotzel, MA, MPA (20)
Behavioral Health Assoc. of Nebraska
Univ. of Nebraska Med Center (UNMC)
Courtney Cuthbertson (22)
East Lansing, MI
David Lambert (21)
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Mark Mitchell, Ph.D. (20)
Marcon Consulting, LLC
Jerry Parker, MA (20)
The Wood Group
Wichita Falls, TX
Rick Peterson, Ph.D., LMFT, CFLE (21)
Texas A & M University
College Station, TX
Shauna Reitmeier (22)
Northwestern Mental Health Center Inc.
Josie Rudolphi (21)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Helene Silverblatt, M.D.(21)
University of New Mexico
Nancy Speck, Ph.D. (20)
Emeritus Board Members
Charlie Griffin, MS
Kansas State University
Programs for Workplace Solutions
Dennis Mohatt, MA
EX-OFFICIO BOARD MEMBER
Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D.
Senior Executive Administrative Assistant
National Association for Rural Mental Health
660 North Capital Street Suite 400
Washington, DC 20001