Welcome

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1 in 15 People have neuropathy

That's 1.8 million Texans.

Chances are you know someone who has neuropathy, even if you've never heard of it. About 20 million Americans suffer from neuropathy. That’s more people than Parkinson's, HIV, and Alzheimer's COMBINED. Many people, however, do not receive a timely, or even accurate, diagnosis. Neuropathy Alliance of Texas seeks to provide neuropathy patients and their caregivers information, support, tools, resources and hope to be able to "Live Well with Neuropathy."

  • Support Groups

    4 neuropathy support groups in Texas with monthly meetings featuring expert speakers from a variety of disciplines.

  • Tai Chi classes

    Currently offered in 3 locations to help with balance, strength, proprioception, and stress relief.

  • Educational Resources

    Lending library, online meeting videos, network of healthcare providers, shared information in a welcoming community setting.

Upcoming Events

Anyone affected by neuropathy is welcome: patients, caregivers, family and friends.
Mon 26

Tai Chi (Level 2) – Austin Northwest Hills

August 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mon 26

Austin-Northwest Hills Support Group Meeting

August 26 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Thu 29

Tai Chi (Level 2) – Austin Northwest Hills

August 29 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Thu 29

Tai Chi – Georgetown

August 29 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thu 29

Tai Chi Class- Southwest Austin

August 29 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sep 02

Tai Chi (Level 2) – Austin Northwest Hills

September 2 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sep 05

Tai Chi (Level 2) – Austin Northwest Hills

September 5 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sep 05

Tai Chi – Georgetown

September 5 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

NATX News

Our Team

Board of Directors, Medical Advisory Committee, Staff and Volunteers
Nancy Herlin, MHA
Nancy Herlin, MHA
Board Chair
Nancy brings to NATX twenty-plus years experience in health care management. She has volunteered in health care, school and religious organizations, and has sat on several not-for-profit boards. In 2007 her 15 year old son was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). Nancy co-founded NATX with Marjory Haddix and volunteered as Executive Director from 2011-2017.
Rick Beyer
Rick Beyer
Programs Chair
Rick was one of the first members of the Hands Feet & Heart support group. He had been diagnosed with CIDP 4 years earlier and found a “home” in the organization which later became NATX. He brings with him 30 of years federal government service as a senior IT manager.
Daniel Doggett
Daniel Doggett
Treasurer
Daniel has been working in the Austin nonprofit community since 2010. After providing freelance visual media services for the past four years, in 2018 he closed the doors of his videography business to return to school for data analysis, an interest that took root during his anthropology studies abroad at Sichuan University and stateside at ASU. Having worked with clients ranging from the Austin YMCA to CapMetro over the years, Daniel is eager to contribute in new ways to one of his first and most cherished clients… the Neuropathy Alliance of Texas.
Martha Meraviglia, RN, ACNS-BC, PhD
Martha Meraviglia, RN, ACNS-BC, PhD
Director
Martha Meraviglia is an Advanced Practice Nurse (Clinical Nurse Specialist) caring for people living with chronic conditions including diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. She is a former Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, and while in that role, conducted research projects in the areas of health promotion and holistic nursing care for underserved populations. She is a medical volunteer for Samaritan Health Ministries Clinic.
Delisha McLain
Delisha McLain
Director
Delisha McLain has been helping children and families since 1998. Earning a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Delisha currently works at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, where she develops informative, exciting training for probation and supervision officers around the state of Texas. Delisha joined the board of the Neuropathy Alliance of Texas in May 2019. Delisha lives in Austin with her husband and three fur babies, Kiwi, Marshmallow, and Parker.
Marjory Haddix
Marjory Haddix
Director Emeritus
Yessar Hussain, MD
Yessar Hussain, MD
Medical Director & Chair, Medical Advisory Committee
Sara Austin, MD
Sara Austin, MD
Member, Medical Advisory Committee
Adam Horvit, MD
Adam Horvit, MD
Member, Medical Advisory Committee
Iris Wingrove, MD
Iris Wingrove, MD
Member, Medical Advisory Committee
Jimmy Yen, LAc
Jimmy Yen, LAc
Member, Medical Advisory Committee
Lauren Hoffman-Arriaga, MPH
Lauren Hoffman-Arriaga, MPH
Executive Director
Lauren is the Executive Director of NATX. She has previously served on the Board of Directors, including a recent appointment as Vice Chair. Lauren comes from a career in public health with experience in proposal development, research presentations, and statistical analysis, she brings a community health approach to helping neuropathy patients. She serves in honor of her mother, whose neuropathy was a debilitating side effect of chemotherapy.
Jeff Morgan
Jeff Morgan
Staff Accountant and Webmaster
 Norm Gill
Norm Gill
Tai Chi Instructor
Linda Gibson
Linda Gibson
Tai Chi Instructor
Julie Wylie
Julie Wylie
Tai Chi Instructor