Matt Kudish

Executive Director, The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City

Matt Kudish is the Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City. NAMI-NYC is one of the largest NAMI affiliates and helps families and individuals affected by mental illness build better lives through education, support, and advocacy. Under Matt’s leadership NAMI-NYC has doubled its budget, staff, and impact, touching the lives of more than 30,000 individuals each year through its free programs and services.

Named to City & State’s “Health Power” list for four consecutive years, Matt is a respected industry voice on issues surrounding mental health, mental illness, caregiving, peer-based support, and accessibility. Notable media coverage includes The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Thrive Global, CNN, ABC News, WABC-7, WNBC-4, NY-1 and more.


Matt received his Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University and his Master’s in Public Administration from New York University. He has taught at Columbia University’s School of Social Work and guest lectured at NYU’s Silberman School of Social Work.

Matt Kudish