Ratan first joined the Board of NAMI Ventura County in 2005, and has been its Executive Director since 2008. Ratan graduated from UCLA with an MS in Computer Science. After 33 years in the IT world, he now calls himself a Mental Health Advocate. He can be seen at almost all meetings relating to mental health around Ventura County. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of NAMI California. Weekends are often regular workdays for Ratan, but when not working he enjoys spending time with his two grandchildren.