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Dr. Paul Rosile, an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, has been selected chairman of the Madison County National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Board of Directors. His responsibilities will include leading the growth of the organization’s mental health prevention and education programming, fundraising and community outreach.

“We are a young affiliate organization under NAMI KY, and we have the opportunity and obligation to offer NAMI programs to the citizens of Madison County and to EKU students,” Rosile said.

Currently, Madison County NAMI offers support group sessions on a variety of mental health topics at St. Joseph Hospital in Berea on the second Tuesday of every month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Olivia Hays at 859-986-6301.

Rosile is also a member of the Madison County Health and Wellness Network, a local coalition funded by a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Health Network Development Planning grant. Its mission is to improve the quality of life and health outcomes of the individuals living in Madison County. He also works to coordinate outreach and education efforts between Madison County NAMI and the NAMI@EKU student group, advised by Dr. Melinda Moore. His other public health interests are in suicide prevention and peer-to-peer mental health intervention/education programs on college campuses.