Executive Director, NAMI NYCMatt Kudish is the Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City. NAMI NYC is the largest affiliate of NAMI, and serves the New York City metro area. Prior to joining NAMI NYC, Matt was the Senior Vice President of Caregiver Services at CaringKind – The Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving, where he oversaw the provision of programs and services for people living with dementia and those involved in their care. Recently named to 2019’s inaugural “Health Care Power 50” list by City & State NY, Matt is recognized for his expertise and dedicated leadership in the field of geriatrics. He is the recipient of the 2012 Beatrice M. Goldberg Community Award by the West Side Inter-Agency Council for the Aging and the 2010 Emerging Social Work Leadership Award by the National Association of Social Workers, NYC Chapter. Matt received his Master’s in Public Administration from New York University and his Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University. He was a Fellow in the inaugural Strell Fellowship in Executive Leadership at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.