Pat Strode CIT International Board of Directors
Since June 2006 Pat Strode has served as Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program Administrator for the Georgia Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Working in collaboration with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, she is responsible for the administration and coordination of the statewide Georgia Crisis Intervention Team Program, which has trained over 9000 Georgia law enforcement officers since its inception.
In 2012 she and a Georgia CIT delegation, accompanied the Carter Center Mental Health Program to Liberia to conduct a CIT workshop to help the Liberia National Police address the issues of trauma, and mental illnesses following a protracted civil war.
Pat serves as a member of the CIT International Board of Directors, and was the 2013 recipient of the CIT International Coordinator of the Year Award. She has been a NAMI advocate since 1996. She is a NAMI Family-to-Family teacher and state trainer, a proud “Nana”, and US Army Veteran.