Executive Director: Tony Foster, M.Ed.
Biography: Tony Foster received his Master’s in Educational Counseling at Sul Ross State University in 2002. Tony has been involved with mental health service provision for 20 years. Tony joined the staff of Amarillo Area Mental Health Consumers in 2006 as a peer group facilitator and van driver. Tony became the Executive Director in 2010, and he currently presides over the budget, encourages and supervises staff, evaluates success of the program through outcome measures, teaches the education groups, and serves as a public representative for the agency. Tony is an accomplished mental health advocate and has written articles on recovery and stigma that have been published in psychology journals such as Europe’s Journal of Psychology and Schizophrenia magazine. Tony's personal hobbies include mathematics, coin collecting, writing, mountain hiking, and weight training.