Spring 2008: Michael F. Hogan, PhD

Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Samuel's Grande Manor
Lecture from 2 to 4 p.m. – Reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Transforming Mental Health in New York State

Commissioner Hogan will discuss the evolving mission and focus of mental health care in New York reflecting: 1) the evolving science of mental illness and its treatment; 2) problems in care (nationally and in New York); and 3) changes in the mission and focus of mental health care in the 21st century.

screen capture from part of video

Biographical Sketch

Photo of Michael F. Hogan.

Michael Hogan was confirmed in March 2007 as Commissioner of Mental Health in New York. He served as director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health from 1991 to 2007 and led Ohio to the top ranking in the 2006 rating of state mental health systems by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). He was previously Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health from 1987 to 1991.

Hogan chaired the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health in 2002-03 and was appointed in 2007 to serve on the Board of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), representing the behavioral health field. He served from 1994 to 1998 on the National Advisory Mental Health Council and as President of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors from 2003 to 2005. He has co-authored a book and several national reports and written over 50 journal articles or book chapters.

In 2002, Hogan received the Distinguished Service to State Government Award from the National Governors’ Association and the Distinguished Service Award from The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. In 2006 he received a Special Leadership Award at the first national meeting of the Campaign for Mental Health Reform and the SPAN USA Allies for Action Award from the Suicide Prevention Action Network. In 2007 he received the Barton Distinguished Fellow Award from the American College of Mental Health Administration.