Meet the board of directors of MindFreedom International.

Celia Brown, MFI Board President

Celia Brown is board president of MindFreedom International. Widely respected throughout the psychiatric survivor activist movement for her courage and warmth, Celia is also chair of MindFreedom’s Global Campaign Committee, and leads MindFreedom’s delegation inside the United Nations. Celia Brown is also on the board of National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy. Celia is an African American psychiatric survivor who works as a mental health advocate in New York City.

Al Galves, PhD

Al Galves, PhD is a dissident psychologist and mental health consumer who lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico and is also on the board of International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology. Al is a licensed psychologist in Colorado and a licensed school psychologist in New Mexico.

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Ms. Chang

Claire is a psychotherapist, Kaiut Yoga teacher, and psychiatric survivor based in Australia. For the past 18 years she has studied and worked in the mental health field in community-based, academic, research and clinical settings. She is passionate about promoting psychotherapeutic and alternative views and approaches to mental health and wellbeing, and working with other psychiatric survivors, those experiencing extreme states, and other marginalized and underrepresented populations.