Ronald Honberg, J.D.
Senior Policy Advisor
Advocacy and Public Policy
Ronald Honberg, J.D. oversees NAMI's federal advocacy agenda and NAMI's work on legal and criminal justice issues. Ron has drafted amicus curiae briefs in precedent-setting litigation affecting people with mental illnesses and has provided technical assistance to attorneys and NAMI affiliates on legal and public policy issues. He also serves as a frequent resource for print and broadcast media on legal and policy issues.
Before joining NAMI in 1988, Ron worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the State of Maryland and in a variety of direct service positions in the mental illness and developmental disabilities fields. Ron has a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and master's in education from the University of Maryland.