• 2005 – to 2012 – Appointed by Governor Murkowski to serve on the Alaska Mental Health Board; current Chairperson
  • 1995 to Present – National Advisory Board to Department of Psychiatry, National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2004 to 2012 – President Board of Directors of Peer Properties, Inc., a peer-run landlord-tenant non-profit whose purpose is to provide safe, affordable, accessible and decent housing for homeless adults with mental illness or co-occurring disorders in a peer-supported environment.
  • 1996 to 2001 – Served as the Consumer Representative on the MHSIP Midwest States User Group, representing Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin
  • 1995 to 2000 – Member of the National Association of Consumer/Survivor Mental Health Administrators;
  • 1999-2000 – Board Member, Served as Secretary and Vice President, National Association of Consumer/Survivor Mental Health Administrators
  • 1996 – Served on the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors President’s Task Force on Employment
  • 1987 – Appointed by Governor Cowper as the first Consumer Representative on the Alaska Mental Health Board
  • 06/1989 – One of five Consumers from the United States invited by the World Federation of Mental Health to represent the US at the World Congress on Mental Health, Auckland, New Zealand, 1989
  • 1986 to 1989 – Other Board of Directors memberships included the Mental Health Consumers of Alaska, Alaska Mental Health Association; Advocacy Services of Alaska; Alaska Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  • 1999 – Past Member of the Editorial Board of The Mental Health AMERICAN
  • 1999 – Invited by President and Mrs. Clinton and Vice President Gore and Mrs. Gore to attend the White House Conference on Mental Health in Washington, D.C.