Meet our board of directors – Roy Silberstein

Roy Silberstein, MHAP Board President & Founder

Roy Silberstein, MHAP Board President & Founder

Roy Silberstein was born in New York City, grew up there, and attended public school, kindergarten through City College of New York.


At 20 he moved to Madison, Wisconsin for public graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, and later worked for the University.

At 30 he moved to San Francisco where he nurtured his common-law-wife with fatal illness and attended more public graduate school at University of California – Berkeley.

At 40 he moved to Los Angeles. At 41 he moved to New York City. At 42 he moved to Berkeley.

At 44 he moved to Portland and continues to live there, volunteering with NAMI of Multnomah County, the Oregon Advocacy Center. In 2003 he co-founder the Mental Health Association of Portland. At 62 he is a grants writer for Diversified Abilities.