Babu George Mathew – Board President
Babu grew up in India. Before moving to the U.S.A. in 1994, he had over 2 decades of experience in Sales & Marketing in the Graphic Arts and Printing Industry and later from the U.S. in Sales & marketing of Prepress Systems and Semiconductor Packaging Supplies to Asian Subcontinent and Far Eastern Countries.
His life would change for ever in 2010 committing to a lifelong journey, supporting his daughter in mental health crisis through her therapy recovery and pathways to wellness. From 2010 till 2015, he had collaborated with Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) connecting with their support Groups in the region. He found a “Home” and support at NAMI in 2015 starting with the local NAMI Family Support group. He is certified as a 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 attended 5 NAMI National Conventions from 2016 and the CIT International Conference in 2020. For 2 years from 2014, he led a Refugee Mentoring Project from his church in collaboration with the Lutheran Family Services & the Denver Rescue Mission.
As a passionate Mental Health advocate, Babu has been serving as the President on the Board of Directors at NAMI Colorado from January 2020. Prior to that he was the Vice President for a year. He also serves on the Executive Committee as Secretary on the NAMI State Presidents’ Council. From January 2019, Babu has been a member of the National Advisory Group of NAMI Faithnet.