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Business Leadership Week: Cindy Gibson, Mental Health Advocate

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
McCoy Hall Room 233

Cindy Gibson has eighteen years of experience as a mental health consumer advocate at the community, state and national level. She has also been a direct recipient of mental health services since the age of fourteen for bipolar disorder. Cindy was the first Consumer Affairs Director for the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. She has served as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Texas Mental Health Consumers, a statewide consumer advocacy group. Additionally, she is the past Executive Director of Texas Mental Health Consumers. At the national level, Cindy served as a member of the SAMHSA Mental Health System Improvement Project (MHSIP) Policy Group and was selected as one of the initial representatives to the SAMHSA National Advisory Committee Subcommittee on Consumer-Survivor Issues. Cindy is the recipient of TDMHMR Rising Phoenix Award, a lifetime achievement award for consumer advocacy accomplishments. She is experienced in development and implementation of consumer-oriented services as well as outcome and performance measures for evaluation of mental health services.

Brittany Chrisman
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Undergraduate Students
Business Leadership Week: Cindy Gibson, Mental Health Advocate