Myisha R. Rodrigues, PhD, LMHC (she/her) is currently the Executive Director of NAMI Massachusetts. With nearly 20 years of experience in the mental health, education, and non-profit sectors, Dr. Rodrigues is committed to facilitating the well-being and development of individuals, organizations, and systems through transformative coaching, strategic initiatives, and continuous improvement. Her praxis is guided by advocacy for social justice, critically conscious philosophy, and healing centered engagement. Dr. Rodrigues’ love of the arts has shaped her narrative as a practitioner, leader, and scholar. As a licensed mental health clinician and certified trauma professional, she has facilitated the professional development of her peers locally, nationally, and internationally.
Dr. Rodrigues earned a PhD in Counseling & Psychology with a concentration in Transformative Leadership, Education, and Applied Research from Lesley University. She earned an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College and a B.A. in Dance and Movement Studies from Emory University. Additionally, she serves on the Executive Council of the International Society for Policy, Research, and Evaluation in School Based Counseling (ISPRESC) and has a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Tufts University’s Institute for Nonprofit Practice.