Michael J. Fitzpatrick, MSW
Michael J. Fitzpatrick is executive director at NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Prior to taking that role in January of 2004, he served both as the director of NAMI's Policy Research Institute and as NAMI's national director of policy.
Mr. Fitzpatrick has served on numerous community, government and nonprofit boards and expert panels. He served as the chair of the Campaign for Mental Health Reform as well as the president of the board of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program in his home state of Maine.
Prior to joining NAMI in 1999, Mr. Fitzpatrick held senior management positions in state government, in nonprofit agencies in both the mental health and primary health sectors and in the private sector where he developed successful education, employment, housing, outreach and rehabilitation programs.
He also served in the Maine State Legislature where he served as the House Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee. Mr. Fitzpatrick earned his M.S.W. from Boston College.