Paul Surgenor, Ph.D.
National Director, Information, Support & Education
Information, Support and Education
Paul Surgenor leads the Information, Support & Education team to develop and disseminate quality and engaging educational offerings, trusted resources and empathetic support systems that inform and empower those with mental health concerns and their families.
Paul’s goal is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to get accurate, reliable and relevant information and support. He aims to achieve this at NAMI by drawing on his experiences as a learning specialist and as a previous board member and executive director for the largest suicide prevention, intervention and postvention organization in Ireland.
What do you wish more people knew about NAMI?
I wish more people knew the true number of lives that NAMI staff and volunteers reach and improve every year.
Who inspires you?
I’m inspired by every person who has the courage to take the first steps towards recovery by attending our programs, and especially by those who become advocates, guides and inspiration for those who come after them.