Leo Pizarro is the Education Coordinator for the NAMI San Diego Technology Consumer and Family Empowerment Project also known as the Tech CAFÉ. The Tech CAFÉ program works to promote client or family growth and autonomy through a series of computer skills training, focusing on topics such as accessing the variety of mental health resources online. Leo earned his BA in Anthropology from San Diego State University and is currently working on his MPH from National University focusing on Mental Health Promotion.
Under the education bracket of the Tech CAFÉ, we focus on offering computer classes to a minimum of 360 unduplicated individuals per year throughout all six regions of San Diego County to those that self-identify as having a mental illness and their involved family members. It is the belief of the Tech CAFÉ team that an increase of basic computing knowledge will result in participants increased utilization of resources made available electronic and ultimately assist participants to lead a self-directed healthy lifestyle.