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Ronald S. Honberg, J.D.
Ron Honberg, J.D. serves as the National Director of Policy and Legal Affairs at NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Mr. Honberg oversees NAMI's federal advocacy agenda and NAMI's work on legal and criminal justice issues.
Mr. Honberg has drafted amicus curiae briefs in precedent setting litigation affecting people with mental illnesses and has provided technical assistance to attorneys and NAMI affiliates on legal and public policy issues. He serves as a frequent resource for print and broadcast media on legal and policy issues.
Before joining NAMI in 1988, Mr. Honberg worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the State of Maryland and in a variety of direct service positions in the mental illness and developmental disabilities fields.
Mr. Honberg has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland School of Law and master's degree in education from the University of Maryland.