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Neuropathy Alliance of Texas

Did you know neuropathy affects 1 in 15 people?

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. Founded in late 2010 by two caregivers, Neuropathy Alliance of Texas 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 neuropathy support groups in Central Texas whose monthly meetings feature 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 meetings

Anyone affected by neuropathy is welcome: patients, caregivers, family and friends.
Nov 11

Austin West Support Group Meeting

November 11 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Nov 13

Georgetown Support Group Meeting

November 13 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Nov 27

Northwest Hills Support Group Meeting

November 27 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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Our Team

Board of Directors, Medical Advisory Committee, Staff and Volunteers
Nancy Herlin
Nancy Herlin
Chairperson
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
Board of Directors
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.
Lauren Hoffman-Arriaga, MPH
Lauren Hoffman-Arriaga, MPH
Member, Board of Directors
Lauren is an Epidemiologist for the State of Texas specializing in Healthcare Associated Infections. With a background in proposal development, research presentations, and statistical analysis, she brings a community health approach to helping neuropathy patients. Lauren serves in honor of her mother, whose neuropathy was a debilitating side effect of chemotherapy.
Marshall Lyles, LMFT
Marshall Lyles, LMFT
Member, Board of Directors
Marshall, a LPC-S, LMFT, RPT-S, has been a counselor in a variety of settings over the past 10 years. He currently works with families and children in addition to speaking at conferences and workshops. Marshall was diagnosed with CMT at an early age.
Marshall Meringola
Marshall Meringola
Secretary, Board of Directors
A graduate of the US Air Force Academy, Marshall served as a healthcare administrator in the Active Duty Air Force for five years. Afterwards, he earned a law degree with a focus in Health Law from Texas Tech University. He follows the example of his parents’ with a healthcare-related career.
Vicki Read
Vicki Read
Member, Board of Directors
Vicki, an LPC, is the Senior Program Coordinator at the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at UT. She provides dispute resolution training for government and nonprofit employees, as well as the public at large. No stranger to nonprofits, Vicki also brings experience in PR, marketing, health education, project management and mental health counseling.
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
Kelli Craddock
Kelli Craddock
Executive Director
Kelli Craddock joined NATX in January 2017. Kelli is an avid volunteer for several nonprofits and schools and has served in many capacities from chairperson, fundraiser, programmatic development and more. Kelli has 20 years of experience serving the non-profit and medical education sectors and has worked at the LIVESTRONG Foundation, overseeing a coalition of 150 non-profits, medical institutions and government agencies to improve survival rates and quality of life for young adults diagnosed with cancer.
Haden Sirmon
Haden Sirmon
Marketing and Programs Manager
Jeff Morgan
Jeff Morgan
Finance Manager and Webmaster
Kim Stewart
Kim Stewart
Volunteer, Northwest Hills Group
Diane Ricklefsen
Diane Ricklefsen
Volunteer, Georgetown Group
Blake Betts
Blake Betts
Tai Chi Coordinator
 Norm Gill
Norm Gill
Tai Chi Instructor
Linda Gibson
Linda Gibson
Tai Chi Instructor
Julie Wylie
Julie Wylie
Tai Chi Instructor