Liza Park is Vice President of the board for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Austin, the largest grassroots organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness. She is passionate about educating her community about mental illness and volunteers much of her time to many of NAMI’s free community programs. Park is a peer-to-peer mentor and teaches a 10 week educational program for adults with mental illness. She is also a mental illness support group leader and certified state trainer. Park is a prolific public speaker and often shares her story of living with bipolar disorder with many different groups in an effort to end the stigma associated with biological brain disorders. When she’s not busy working as an accounts examiner for the State of Texas, where she has been for 18 years, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.