Dr. Michael Hogan serves as an advisor and consultant to behavioral health and health programs and systems. He managed three state mental health systems (in Connecticut, Ohio, and New York) in a distinguished career spanning 1987-2012. Dr. Hogan chaired the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health in 2002-2003, and was appointed as the first behavioral health representative on the board of The Joint Commission in 2007. He serves on the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and the National Integration Advisory Council, and served on NIMH’s National Advisory Mental Health Council (1994-1998), as President of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (2003-2005) and as Board President of NASMHPD’s Research Institute (1989-2000). He has received leadership awards from the National Governor’s Association, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Campaign for Mental Health Reform, the American College of Mental Health Administrators and the American Psychiatric Association. He is a graduate of Cornell University, and earned a MS degree from the State University College in Brockport, NY, and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University. Dr. Hogan has authored over 50 articles/book chapters; he is married and has three grown sons.