Babu George Mathew – Board President
Babu has been serving on the NAMI Colorado Board Directors from October 2018, as Vice President in 2019 and as President from January 2020. He is also serving his second term as Secretary on the Executive Committee of the NAMI State President’s Council. From January 2019, Babu has been serving as a member of the national Advisory Group of NAMI Faithnet.
Babu grew up in India. Prior to moving to the U.S.A. in 1994, he had over 2 decades of experience in Sales & Marketing in Graphic Arts & Printing Industry and, later from the U.S. in Prepress Systems and Semiconductor and Packaging Supplies to the Asian Subcontinent and Far Easter countries.
His lived experience as a family peer for over a decade has given him the calling to be a passionate Mental Health Advocate. For 5 years from 2010, Babu had collaborated with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), connecting with their Support Groups in the region. From May 2015, the local NAMI Family Support Group has been a safe sanctuary and source of support for him in this journey. He is a certified teacher for the NAMI Family-to-Family program and Program Leader for the NAMI Family & Friends. He has completed the Mental Health First Aid training, as well. Babu has been attending the NAMI National Conventions from 2016 and has attended the 2020 CIT International Conference.
For 2 years from 2014, he had led a Refugee Mentoring Project from his church in collaboration with the Lutheran Family Services and the Denver Rescue Mission. He lives in Morrison, Colorado with his wife of 40 years.