NHMH NO HEALTH WITHOUT MENTAL HEALTH A 501(c)(3) non profit   San Francisco - Washington DC Board of directors



NHMH was co-founded in 2007 by Florence Fee, a corporate lawyer who happened to have two siblings with serious mental illness, both of whom died well before those with similar health but no mental illness.  NHMH’s co-founders are Drs. Doug Levinson of Stanford University and Stephen Hinshaw of UC Berkeley.

Before co-founding NHMH, Ms. Fee was an active member and leader of the NAMI organization in California.  Based on her experience within NAMI and related to her siblings’ experience, she organized NHMH with a mission to advocate for effective behavioral health care for all primary care patients (and medical care for all SMI patients, i.e. bi-directional integrated care).

NHMH is committed to supporting changes in the health system needed for the delivery of effective mental health services in the medical setting (and v.v.).  It is actively involved in Washington, D.C. both at the legislative and regulatory health policy advocacy level and as a participant in a PCORI large pragmatic clinical trial involving integrated care.  In the past 10 years, NHMH has become a leading patient advocacy nonprofit working for behavioral health integration in primary care.

Prior to founding NHMH and parallel to her NAMI related advocacy work, Ms. Fee had a successful international business career in the global energy industry with Chevron Corporation and Mobil Corporation. As President of Mobil Russia Ventures Inc., she led Mobil’s exploration-productions operations in Russia.  As a senior executive in Chevron she held management positions in legal and negotiations, strategic planning and risk management departments. She worked on overseas operations in Sudan, Nigeria, Angola, Russia and Kazakhstan.

Ms. Fee has a J.D. (law) degree from the University of San Francisco, a M.A. from Golden Gate University in International Economics and a B.A. from Manhattanville College in New York in Political Science. She is a licensed member of the California State Bar, is a 2nd generation native San Franciscan, and grew up on the San Francisco Peninsula.  Since 2011 she has headed NHMH’s branch office in the Washington, D.C. area.


Marilyn Barton has been a registered nurse working in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area since 1984. She has ten years’ experience providing direct care to patients in rapidly changing healthcare environments such as coronary care, open heart, ER, and cardiac intervention. Over the past thirty years Marilyn has held several challenging opportunities “on the road less travelled” — coordinating patient education activities in the 1980s at a time when the value was unrecognized, running a chest pain ER and carrying out cardiac research studies in the 1990s, and now working in quality and performance improvement since 2006.

Marilyn is a nursing educator with 25 years’ experience teaching American Heart Association courses such as BLS and ACLS. She became a mental health first aid (MHFA) instructor in 2012 to support the mission of incorporating more education about behavioral health into mainstream medical care.

She was also the editor of a coffee table book of stories written by nurses at Riverside Health System compiled over a twenty year period.

The Color of Their Eyes was published in 2007.

Marilyn holds a bachelor of science (BSN) in nursing from Georgetown University and is currently certified as a BLS and MHFA instructor.


Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology, University of California Berkeley

Steve Hinshaw is an international expert on both developmental psychopathology and the stigma of mental illness. His landmark books, which break new ground on the subject and which are reaching wide audiences, include: “The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for Change” (2007), “Breaking the Silence: Mental Health Professionals Disclose their Personal and Family Experiences of Mental Illness” (2008), and “The Years of Silence are Past: My Father’s Life with Bipolar Disorder” (2002).

In support of his research work, Steve has received multiple research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). He is the editor of the journal Psychological Bulletin, the most widely cited journal in the field of psychology, and is Past President of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Steve received the Distinguished Teaching Award of the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley in 2001.

Steve has a A.B. from Harvard College, summa cum laude, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA . He was a clinical psychology intern at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute and a post-doctoral fellow at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute at the University of California San Francisco. He taught in the Psychology Department at UCLA and joined the Berkeley faculty in 1990.

Steve’s work focuses on risk factors for child mental disorders, family and peer relationships, response to medication and psychosocial treatment, and long-term outcomes. He has directed summer research camps and longitudinal (life-span) studies for boys and girls with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) for over twenty-five years. He has authored over 200 articles and reviews on child psychopathology, treatment approaches, and stigma. His latest book, “The Triple Bind: The Hidden Crisis Among Today’s Teenage Girls,” will be published by Random House in early 2009. Over the years, he has integrated his scientific work with emphasizing the importance of disclosure — related to his family’s experiences with severe mental illness — and of fighting stigma.


President of Cartesian Solutions, Inc. ™

Roger G. Kathol, President of Cartesian Solutions, Inc.™, is a health strategist who assists employers, government agencies, health plans, hospitals and clinics, and care management vendors develop integrated programs for patients with health complexity, many of whom have concurrent general medical and mental disorders. Dr. Kathol is board certified in internal medicine, psychiatry, and medical management with extensive experience gained during 22 years as a physician/teacher/researcher at the University of Iowa and 15 years as an international health complexity and integrated care consultant. His background ideally positions him to assist stakeholders in the health industry create integrated health solutions which improve care quality, augment outcomes, and lower total health care and health-related costs. Cartesian Solutions, Inc.™ consultants assist clients in the creation of customized quality-enhancing and cost-saving multidisciplinary clinical programs and in the implementation of complexity-based integrated physical and mental health care management services.

Dr. Kathol has received numerous national research and recognition awards. He currently serves as a strategy and healthcare advisor to several government and granting agencies and national and international organizations. He is a Board Member of the Minnesota Medical Association. Since leaving the academic practice of medicine, he has worked to integrate physical and mental health business practices as Medical Director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and has completed over 150 integrated care consultations as President of Cartesian Solutions, Inc.™. Recent consultations include: Premera BCBS (WA), New York Presbyterian Hospital /Columbia University (NY), Parkland Hospital (TX), Volunteer Health Plan (TN), Pittsburgh Paint (PA), Essential Health (MN), and Taconic IPA (NY).

Dr. Kathol is an adjunct professor of internal medicine and psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. He has published over 160 peer reviewed articles and 25 book chapters. In his book Healing Body AND Mind: A Critical Issue for Healthcare Reform (2007) with co-author Suzanne Gatteau, he brings to life the negative impact that segregated physical and mental health care has on the lives of patients and outlines the steps that can be taken today which improve health, reduce impairment, and lower health care costs through health service integration. In collaboration with the Case Management Society of America, Dr. Kathol and co-authors, introduce the industry-changing steps to integrated CM in their book, The Integrated Case Management Manual: Assisting Complex Patients Regain Physical and Mental Health (June 2010).


Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine

Co-Founder, NHMH

Doug Levinson is the co-founder of NHMH. He is a nationally recognized biogenetic specialist and conducts research into genetic factors in schizophrenia and major depressive disorder and practices both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. He has been a leader in organizing large collaborative studies to apply new advances in genetic research to the study of psychiatric disorders.

He is currently a member of the Board of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics as well as being the Walter E. Nichols, M.D. Professor at Stanford Medical School.

Dr. Levinson received an A.B. from Harvard College in Social Relations and an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His residency training, in Pediatrics and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, was at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and in General Psychiatry, at Mt. Sinai Hospital, both in New York. After completing a research fellowship at Bronx Psychiatric Center, Doug was a faculty member at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania before moving to Stanford in 2006

His commitment to combating the stigma surrounding mental illness has grown out of experiences with patients as well as friends and family members who have coped courageously with mental disorders.


Robert McCarron, D.O. completed a dual residency in internal medicine and psychiatry at Rush University and is now board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine and internal medicine. While on faculty as Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, he was the founding training director of the only California based combined internal medicine / psychiatry residency program. In this role, he was recently awarded a 2.6 million dollar grant from the California Department of Mental Health to create, replicate and implement a “Med Psych” curriculum that can be used by other primary care practitioner training programs. He oversees the UC Davis Med Psych clinic, where he serves as Director of medicine and psychiatry residency education. He is also the Director of Pain Psychiatry, within the UC Davis Division of Pain Medicine.

Dr. McCarron has numerous publications in the areas of unexplained physical complaints, depression and anxiety in the primary care setting, metabolic syndrome and medical education. He recently edited a textbook titled, Lippincott’s Primary Care Psychiatry, with a companion web site at PSYCHIATRYFORPCP.COM, and he spends much of his time training primary care practitioners in this area. He served as Co-chair for a statewide project (CPCI) that supported the integration of primary care and behavioral health for several counties in California.

Dr. McCarron is the immediate past president of the Central California Psychiatric Society. He serves as immediate past president of the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry, a national organization with the mission of promoting general medical and psychiatric clinical research, patient care and medical education. Dr. McCarron is the Medicine / Psychiatry Section editor for Current Psychiatry and an Associate Editor for The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. He represents Central California as an American Psychiatric Association Assembly member.



Robert Villanueva is a national trainer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ signature program “in Our Own Voice”. He has helped consumers across the U.S. acquire the skills to be public speakers while sharing their stories of recovery and living with mental illness. As a consumer advocate, Robert is frequently requested to be a guest speaker and representative of the mental health community in media and public forums.

Robert has been a high school wrestling coach, personal trainer, and co-owner of a sports nutrition store. Physical/mental health has always been a driving force in his life. He is now majoring in psychology at Las Positas Community College working to transfer to a major university. Robert was invited to U.C. Berkeley to be on research teams that focused on the stigma of mental illness.

A cover story written by Fulbright scholar Mary O’Hara published in the UK titled “Changing minds UK and US style” mentions Robert stating “I want there to be a discussion….in a church or at a union meeting or on a graduate program. Just a discussion.”