Steve represents the NAMI Consumer Council on the NAMI National Board of Directors.
He struggle with schizophrenia became severe at the age of 19 when he was a freshman in college. For the next seventeen years, he struggled with his illness before finding the right balance of medications that work extremely well for me.
At that time he visited a local NAMI support group and was deeply moved by the open way in which consumers and others were talking about mental illness in their lives. He has been involved with NAMI ever since. Steve isis dedicated to making sure that the "consumer voice" is heard on all issues, especially those which are so important to consumers' lives.