Susan Junck

Susan Junck is a native Arizonan who has both lived with and worked in Arizona’s behavioral health system. As the Mother of a young man diagnosed with a serious mental illness, Susan has experience firsthand both the strengths and shortcomings of the Arizona system. Susan’s personal experience led her to begin a second career serving individuals and families affected by mental illness, first with MARC Community Resources as Manager of the Family Support Program and later with AHCCCS as a Health Care Advocacy Coordinator in the Office of Individual and Family Affairs.
Susan is a highly regarded contributor to the family support community. A longtime member of NAMI (The National Alliance for Mental Illness), Susan worked as the Associate Director of Operations at NAMI AZ, and has remained an active volunteer for over a decade serving as a past president of NAMI’s Southeast Valley Affiliate, a Family to Family Teacher and State Family to Family Teacher Trainer. Dedicated to eliminating the stigma and discrimination experienced by individuals and families affected by mental illnesses, Susan is a tireless advocate and spokesperson about behavioral health issues and opportunities.