Here are the listings to find a support group in your area. Please visit the Global GIST Network at www.globalgist.org to view more information about international GIST representatives and their organizations. If you would like to speak with a state or global leader please contact us at liferaft@liferaftgroup.org.

U.S. Regional Support Group Chapters

RepresentativeNameWebsite
AlabamaKyle Brown
Gina Smith
ArizonaNikki Morales
California, NorthernMartha Zielinski
California, SouthernDina Wiley
ColoradoJohn Abrams
Donald Hurd
DelawareCindy Bones
FloridaMarian Ritter
GeorgiaRonald Agypt
HawaiiErin Rakes
IdahoJanet Conley
IllinoisJim Hugheshttp://www.gistchicago.org/
Illinois Caregiver Support GroupMarlene Nei
IowaBarbara Kepple
KansasChristine Engel
MaineJodi Merry
MarylandWendi Lax
MassachusettsEd Kreutz
MichiganEllen Rosenthal
Michigan, WesternClifford Kopp
MinnesotaTom Dupont
MissouriKatie Blosshttp://giststlouis.blogspot.com/
MontanaDirk Niebaum
New HampshireJenna Colby
NevadaJoan Smith
New JerseyAnita Getler
New YorkPat Bonda-Swenson
North CarolinaCarolyn Dewalt
Jennifer Higgins
OklahomaJane Rowan
PennsylvaniaJeff Bernstein
Tiffany Werner
South CarolinaPaula Stover
TennesseeAlice Sulkowski
TexasDee Hawkins
UtahMike Ginsberg
Carrie Callister
VermontElizabeth Ching
VirginiaSally Jackson
WashingtonAlicia McRae
Jack Tinnea
West VirginiaSusan Caperton
WisconsinRick Ware
WyomingAlan Quille
At LargeCharles Burke

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Country Support Group Liaisons

CountryNameWebsite
ArgentinaMariel Garibaldi
AustraliaRoy Neil
AustriaAmy Bruno-Lindner
BelgiumGerard van Oortmerssenhttp://www.contactgroepgist.be/
BoliviaVicky Ossiohttp://www.alianzagist.org/
BrazilLuciana Holtzhttp://www.alianzagist.org/
BulgariaJuliana Popovahttp://www.gist-bg.com/
CanadaDavid Josephyhttp://www.liferaftgroup.ca/
ChilePiga Fernandezhttp://www.alianzagist.org/
http://www.gist.cl/
http://www.gistchile.cl/
ChinaXian Liuhttp://www.jgi-shanghai.org/
ColombiaMaria Helena Matamalahttp://www.fundaciongistcolombia.org/
Costa RicaMichael Josephyhttp://www.alianzagist.org/
CyprusGeorge Constantinou
Czech RepublicJana Pelouchovahttp://www.diagnoza-cml.cz/
Dominican RepublicAlejandro Miranda
FinlandMirjami Tran Minhhttp://www.syopapotilaat.fi/gist
FranceEstelle LeCointehttp://www.ensemblecontrelegist.com/
Germany / AustriaMarkus Wartenberghttp://www.daslebenshaus.org/
GreeceLefteris Patapis
GuatemalaSilvia Castillo de Armashttp://www.asopaleu.blogspot.com/
Hong KongThomas Chow
HungaryZsuzsanna Kapitány
András Szekfü
http://www.cmlgist.hu/
IndiaNikhil Guhagarkarhttp://friendsofmax.info/
IranNegar Amirfarhad
IrelandCarol Jones
IsraelAvi Zigdonhttp://www.gist.org.il/
ItalyBarbara Tamagni Colombohttp://www.gistonline.it/
JapanSumito Nishidate http://www.gist.jp/
JordanSameer Yaser
KenyaFlorence Thwagi
South KoreaHyunJung Yang
MacedoniaDejan Krstevski
MalaysiaChoo Sian Yong
MexicoRodrigo Salashttp://www.fundaciongist.org/
NamibiaLon Garber
NepalAtul Upadhyay
NetherlandsGerard van Oortmerssenhttp://www.contactgroepgist.nl/
New ZealandJoy Rycroft
NorwayFrode Hombhttp://sarkomer.no/
PakistanSobia Wali Muhammad
Peru Karla Ruiz de Castillahttp://www.esperantra.org/
PhilippinesRoy Mijareshttp://www.touchedbymax.weebly.com/
PolandPiotr Fonroberthttp://www.gist.pl/
Puerto RicoEileen Rolon
RomaniaSimona Ene
RussiaDmitry Bukhtenkov
SamoaLeasi John Galuvao
Saudi ArabiaMohamed-Elbagir Ahmed
ScotlandStacey McAully
SingaporeLee Tiang Lek
South AfricaAnnette Mentasti
SpainLuis Herrerohttp://www.gistespaña.es/ and http://colectivogist.wordpress.com/
SudanMohamed-Elbagir Ahmed
SwedenSusanna Allgurin Neikter
SwitzerlandHelga Schnorfhttp://www.gist.ch/
ThailandKittikhun Pornpakakul
TunisiaHanen Bouamoud
TurkeyHaver Tanbay
UkraineLarisya Kutovenko
United KingdomJayne Bressingtonhttp://www.gistsupportuk.com/
UruguayVeronica Armand Ugon

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