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
California, NorthernMartha Zielinski
California, SouthernDina Wiley
ColoradoJohn Abrams
Donald Hurd
DelawareCindy Bones
FloridaMarian Ritter
HawaiiErin Rakes
IdahoJanet Conley
IllinoisJim Hugheshttp://www.gistchicago.org/
Illinois Caregiver Support GroupMarlene Nei
IowaBarbara Kepple
KansasChristine Engel
MaineJodi Merry
MarylandWendi Lax
Massachusetts Ed Kreutz
MichiganEllen Rosenthal
Michigan, WesternClifford Kopp
MinnesotaTom Dupont
MissouriKatie Blosshttp://giststlouis.blogspot.com/
New HampshireJenna Colby
NevadaJoan Smith
New YorkPat Bonda-Swenson
Frances Wenderoth
North CarolinaCarolyn Dewalt
Jennifer Higgins
OklahomaJane Rowan
PennsylvaniaJeff Bernstein
Tiffany Werner
Puerto RicoEileen Rolon
South CarolinaPaula Stover
TennesseeAlice Sulkowski
TexasDee Hawkins
UtahMike Ginsberg
Carrie Callister
VermontElizabeth Ching
VirginiaSally Jackson
WashingtonJack 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/
ChinaMinying Zhenghttp://www.jgi-shanghai.org/
ColombiaAdriana Garzón Pinzónhttp://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
HungaryZoltan Kalo
IndiaNikhil Guhagarkarhttp://friendsofmax.info/
IranNegar Amirfarhad
IsraelAvi Zigdonhttp://www.gist.org.il/
ItalyBarbara Tamagni Colombohttp://www.gistonline.it/
JapanSumito Nishidate http://www.gist.jp/
JordanSameer Yaser
KenyaFlorence Thwagi
MacedoniaDejan Krstevski
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 Mijares
Rod Padua
http://www.touchedbymax.weebly.com/
PolandPiotr Fonroberthttp://www.gist.pl/
RomaniaSimona Ene
RussiaDmitry Bukhtenkov
SamoaLeasi John Galuvao
Saudi ArabiaMohamed-Elbagir Ahmed
ScotlandStacey McAully
SingaporeAmelia Yeo
SpainLuis Herrerohttp://www.gistespaña.es/ and http://colectivogist.wordpress.com/
SudanMohamed-Elbagir Ahmed
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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