National Advisory Council
The National Advisory Council provides guidance and expertise to Hogg Foundation staff on matters related to strategic planning, major grant initiatives and other projects and activities. Council members typically have expertise in fields related to the Hogg Foundation’s mission, such as psychiatry, sociology, philanthropy, public policy and law. They bring many different perspectives to the foundation, including consumer and family advocacy, academia, and public and private sector practice. Council members are appointed by the executive director and serve staggered five-year terms. The council meets annually in Austin, Texas.
2014 National Advisory Council Members
Domingo Barrios has a lifelong career in the nonprofit sector. Over his twenty years in the field, he has served as Chief Executive Officer with Heifer International Foundation, Vice President of Greater Houston Community Foundation, Grant Officer with Houston Endowment Inc., Executive Director of CHRISTUS Galveston Ministry, Executive Director of Greater Houston Area Health Education Center and Manager with Houston Health and Human Services Department. Currently, he holds the position of Chief Development Officer with The Rose, a breast healthcare organization in Houston, Texas.
Kevin Cokley, Ph.D.
Kevin Cokley, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and African and African Diaspora Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. His research and teaching can be broadly categorized in the area of African American psychology. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Black Psychology. He has recently been elected to Fellow status in the American Psychological Association for his contributions to ethnic minority psychology and counseling psychology. He is the recipient of the 2009 Charles and Shirley Thomas Award for mentoring ethnic minority students by the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, the 2008 “10 Rising Stars of the Academy” award by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, and the 2007 Association of Black Psychologists’ Scholarship Award.
Roderick King, M.D.
Roderick King, M.D., is currently executive director for the Florida Public Health Institute, an associate professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, and holds faculty appointments at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, where he formerly directed the Program on Cultural Competence in Research at the Harvard Clinical Translational Science Center. His academic work, teaching and key consulting roles focus on minority health policy and improving the health of underserved communities via leadership and organizational change to address health disparities.
Chacku Mathai, CPRP
Chacku Mathai has over 25 years of experience in mental health and community-based addiction services, having served variously as a peer advocate, community organizer and educator, psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner, and program administrator. He is currently the director of the STAR Center at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Mathai’s own personal experiences as a youth and young adult in addiction and mental health recovery in New York launched him and his family towards a number of efforts to advocate for improved services and supports.
Ricardo A. Millett, Ph.D
Dr. Millett is principal of Millett & Associates and a Principal Associate of Community Science. He has over thirty-five years of experience in evaluation research and program management at the community, non-profit, city, state, philanthropic levels and Federal levels. He also has extensive experience as a scholar/practitioner that applies knowledge, data and research to better inform responsive programs and policy results for communities and funders. Dr. Millett has lectured and published extensively on the application of social science research methods and usefulness to addressing societal inequities.
Dennis Mohatt is the Vice President for Behavioral Health for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). He serves as the Director of the Mental Health Program and the WICHE Center for Rural Behavioral Health Research. His work routinely involves partnership with state mental health authorities, and mental health planning and evaluation councils.
Mary Rainwater, L.C.S.W.
Ms. Rainwater consults with nonprofit and government health, mental health and philanthropy organizations and academic institutions. Her professional areas of skill and expertise include policy analysis and development; design and implementation of philanthropic and publicly funded program initiatives; strategic planning; non-profit administration and management; organizational training, technical assistance and capacity building; and, resource development and fundraising. She has extensive expertise in the areas of mental health, the delivery of integrated health services to underserved communities and designing and developing programs for special populations.
David Springer, Ph.D., LCSW
David Springer is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, where he also co-directed the Inter-American Institute for Youth Justice. His areas of interest include juvenile justice reform and adolescent mental health. His work spans across direct practice, community building, system reform, research, and leadership. He has also authored or co-authored over 100 articles, book chapters, and reports that primarily coalesce around juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, and interventions with youth. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Springer has received a number of university-wide teaching awards for recognition of excellence in teaching and advising, including the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, the Outstanding Graduate Adviser Award, and selection into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers.