Menninger Staff

Nona Fain, PhD, MSHCA, RN

Director, The Gathering Place

Dr. Fain is the director of The Gathering Place and has more than 30 years of professional experience.


She is currently a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, and a doctorate in Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Crater Lake National Park in Oregon is Dr. Fain’s favorite place on Earth, but for practical reasons, she usually ends up unwinding in Galveston, and is grateful for its proximity and unique charm.