Board of Directors
Cynthia Moorer – Family Member
Cynthia Moorer currently serves as President of The National Alliance of Mental Illness in DeKalb county. For the past 3 years, she has chaired the Annual Candlelight Vigil held in DeKalb Co, as well as other organized community events that raised awareness and advocacy for mental health. Cynthia currently teaches one of Nami’s Signature Programs Family to Family. Cynthia passion for Mental Health, Early intervention, Education and Advocacy stems from her young adult son currently living with a mental condition. She offers Vison, Leadership and forward thinking. She believes building Community based partnerships is key to effectively identifying, treatment and recovery and alternative solutions to the status quo. While learning and working with the community, her ultimate goal is to effect policy change. These policy changes will be guided by evidence based best practices that have proven to be successful. Cynthia has practiced as a Nurse for 30 years. She has a love for helping people especially those who are underserved. She will continue to be a leader in DeKalb county.
First Vice President
Terresa Ford – Person with Lived Experience
Terresa is a native of Buffalo, New York. After receiving a BFA in painting from the SUNY College at Brockport, she continued and earned a MFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is also the product of 10 years of study at the free school, Molly Olga Art School (a.k.a. Locust street Neighborhood Art Classes), in Western NY. She has been a voice hearer for most of her life. For four years she has provided assistance to peers in creating the life they want to live as a Certified Peer Specialist. She finds it extremely rewarding and challenging. Work has always been a source of pride and accomplishment for Terresa. Ford also sits on the board of the Hearing Voices Network USA and NAMI Dekalb.
Second Vice President
Dianne Hiltman – Family Member
Dianne Hiltman has lived in the Atlanta area for 40 years. She has been a nurse, nurse-midwife and nurse educator. During her children’s early years, she was an active volunteer at their school, in their family’s church and in the community. She taught drug and alcohol programming for a decade at the Lovett School in Atlanta and retired in 2014. Dianne became deeply interested in mental health issues when close family members were diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. She is actively supportive of their recovery and is a facilitator for the NAMI Signature Program Family to Family, having felt immense hope after attending it with her husband, Paul. She is committed to extending the NAMI program offerings to family members and peers in DeKalb County so that persons living with Mental Illness may experience hope, support, and recovery. Currently she serves as Vice President for Families of NAMI DeKalb. For fun, she gardens and quilts.
Renee Dryfoos – Advocate
Renee Dryfoos, LCSW, MBA – Interim Chief Clinical Officer, DeKalb Community Service Board
Renee Dryfoos joined the DeKalb CSB in 1999 and has served as Director of DeKalb Addiction Clinic, the Director of Winn Way Mental Health Clinic and the Director of QI/UM and Staff Development prior to her current position of Interim Chief Clinical Officer. Renee has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Miami, a M.A. in Human Services from Nova Southeastern University, a M.S.W. from the University of Georgia, and an M.B.A. from Mercer University. Renee has over 25 years of experience with a continuum of care in behavioral health and substance abuse organizations including public and private hospitals, not-for-profit substance abuse residential and day programs and DeKalb Community Service Board services.
Angela Waltower – Family Member
Angela Waltower has served as Finance Chair with NAMI DeKalb since 2015. She has over eight years of non-profit experience and is grateful for the opportunity to serve other families facing the challenges around mental health. Running and traveling are her passions.