Neuropathy Alliance of Texas

Who is affected by neuropathy? And how does NATX help?
Did you know that 1 in 12 Americans are affected by neuropathy?

Chances are that you know someone who has neuropathy, but you may not realize it. About 40 million Americans suffer from neuropathy; that translates into about 2.3 million Texans, with 166,000 people in the Austin metro area alone. That’s more people than those with Parkinson's, HIV, and Alzheimer's COMBINED. Many people, however, do not understand the causes of their symptoms and never receive a timely, or even accurate, diagnosis. Founded in late 2010 by two caregivers who chanced upon each other, Neuropathy Alliance of Texas (formerly known as “Hands Feet & Heart”) seeks to provide neuropathy patients and their caregivers the information, support, resources and hope that had not existed for its founders. Although there is currently no cure for this neurological disorder, NATX provides the tools its members need to “Live Well with Neuropathy”.

  • Support Groups

    3 Central Texas neuropathy support groups whose monthly meetings feature expert speakers from a variety of disciplines.

  • Tai Chi classes

    Currently offered in 2 locations to help with balance, strength, and meditation.

  • Resources

    Lending library, online meeting videos, network of healthcare providers, shared information at group meetings and more.

  • hope

    "I no longer think: 'I don't think I can live like this.' I CAN live like this. And that's what I got from the Neuropathy Alliance of Texas." -Kim, a regular meeting attendee.

Upcoming meetings

All neuropathy patients and caregivers are invited to attend.
Aug 08

Georgetown Support Group Meeting

August 8 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Aug 13

Westlake Hills Support Group Meeting

August 13 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sep 10

Westlake Hills Support Group Meeting

September 10 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sep 12

Georgetown Support Group Meeting

September 12 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Sep 26

Northwest Hills Support Group Meeting

September 26 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Oct 08

Westlake Hills Support Group Meeting

October 8 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct 10

Georgetown Support Group Meeting

October 10 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Our Team

Board of Directors, Medical Advisory Committee, Staff and Volunteers
Nancy Herlin
Nancy Herlin
President & Executive Director
Rick Beyer
Rick Beyer
Treasurer Pro Tem, Board of Directors
Marshall Maringola
Marshall Maringola
Secretary, Board of Directors
Marshall Lyles, LMFT
Marshall Lyles, LMFT
Member, Board of Directors
Chad Henson
Chad Henson
Member, Board of Directors
Lauren Hoffman-Arriaga, MPH
Lauren Hoffman-Arriaga, MPH
Member, Board of Directors
Vicki Read
Vicki Read
Member, Board of Directors
Marjory Haddix
Marjory Haddix
Director Emeritus
Yessar Hussain, MD
Yessar Hussain, MD
Medical Director
Sara Austin, MD
Sara Austin, MD
Member, Medical Advisory Committee
Adam Horvit, MD
Adam Horvit, MD
Member, Medical Advisory Committee
Jimmy Yen, LAc
Jimmy Yen, LAc
Member, Medical Advisory Committee
Diane Ricklefsen
Diane Ricklefsen
Volunteer, Georgetown Group
Tish Gossen
Tish Gossen
Volunteer, Georgetown Group
Blake Betts
Blake Betts
Tai Chi Coordinator
 Norm Gill
Norm Gill
Tai Chi Instructor
Jeff Morgan
Jeff Morgan
Volunteer, Finance Manager