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PAIMI Advisory Council

The PAIMI Advisory council advises DRI and its Board of Directors on policies, priorities and activities under the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness program, which is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This program allows DRI to work on behalf of individuals with mental illness who have experienced abuse, neglect or a denial of legal rights because of their disability.

The Council, comprised of up to 15 volunteers, meets by phone quarterly. Members include current and former recipients (or their family members) of mental health services, mental health professionals, mental health service providers, attorneys and individuals from the public knowledgeable about mental illness. Please contact the Advocacy Director at the Boise office if you would like to apply.

Rick Huber - Rupet

Misty-Dawn James – Nampa

Mary Robertson – McCall

Betty Hayzlett – Boise

Heather L. Emry – Pocatello

Kathie Garrett – Meridian

Howard Belodoff – Boise

Melissa Woods – Kuna

John P. Condron – Pocatello

Mary Lantz - Meridian

Mary Lu Owens - Coeur d'Alene

Shawn L. O'Dell - Melba