About Phillip Lubitz, MSW
Phillip Lubitz, MSW, has more than 40 years of experience in the public mental health system as a therapist, administrator and family advocate. As the Associate Director of the NAMI NJ, he is responsible for advocacy programs, public policy and governmental affairs. Phil has served as the New Jersey Family Support Coordinator for 22 years and is responsible for adopting the State Family Support Plan for Persons with a Serious Mental Illness under P.L. 1995, c314, a law he helped write. He served many years as the Chair of the New Jersey Behavioral Health Planning Council. Phil has also served on the Mental Health Coalition since the 1980s and is currently the Coalition’s Vice Chair. He has provided technical assistance to the mental health planning councils in Louisiana, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Minnesota, Massachusetts and North Carolina and has initiated a number of other services during his career. Phil is a four-time Mayor in Kingwood Township, New Jersey. He was awarded the well-deserved 2019 Ann Klein Advocate Award by the Community Health Law Project for his instrumental role in advancing the quality of lives of individuals with lived experience of mental illness.