Candidate Profiles


Amanda Pirt Meyer

Social Security Disability Attorney, Becker Law Office
Skills: Legal expertise
Relationship to Mental Health: Individual with first-person experience and family member of individual with mental illness

As an attorney who works with individuals who have been denied Social Security Disability benefits, I am acutely aware of the necessity of education and support services for those with mental health impairments, as well as their support team. Most of my clients have some kind of mental illness; they struggle with work, with activities of daily living, and with maintaining relationships. NAMI’s mission to provide services to those affected is similar to the services I provide in the legal community. As a NAMI Board Member, I will provide legal expertise given my education and experience with litigation, administrative law proceedings, and legal writing; I am also an experienced speaker. I regularly serve as a presenter in continuing learning education seminars locally and nationally.

Other Board Service:

  • Dane County Bar Association


Andrew gonzalez

Vice President of Business Banking, Park Bank
Skills: Financial Management, Fundraising & Donor Cultivation
Relationship to Mental Health: Family member of someone with a mental illness

I have 21 years of banking and financial management experience and have worked directly with other non-profits on their fundraising and donor cultivation efforts (such as the United Way campaign). I am passionate about giving back and feel my background and experience can bring value to NAMI Dane County. 

Other Board Experience:

  • United Way of Dane County

  • Madison Development Corporation

  • Dane County Development Corporation