Dean's Advisory Council

Current Members
Name Position/Title
Mary Beth Arcidiacono, LCSW   
Carole Ashendorf, LCSW   
Angela Blanchard President & CEO, Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Christopher Brown, LCSW Vice President, Southern Petroleum Laboratories, Inc.
Laura Canion Chiles
Julie Crosswell, MSW   
Katie Deuster, MSW
Greg Drummond, MSW Executive Director, St. Joseph's Behavioral Health Center
Melanie Fisk, MSW, MBS Executive Director, Literacy Advance of Houston
Felix Fraga, MSW Vice President for External Affairs, Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Brenda Gallagher, MSW The Frank and Brenda Gallagher
Family Foundation
Barbara Henley, LCSW The Henley Foundation
Barbara Hermes Board of Trustees, HCPS Fund
Robert Hilliker, LCSW
Cecile Keeper, LCSW Psychotherapist
Barbara D. Mackey, MSW   
Linda K. May Board President, The Simmons Foundation
Rafael Medrano, MSW   
Rahul Mehta CEO, Mehta Family Foundation
Andrew Millar HM British Consul General
Bob Navarro, MSW
Wayne L. Norden President & CEO, Near Northwest Management Dist.
Gordon Quan Managing Partner, Quan Law Group
Cindy Reibenstein, LCSW Reibenstein & Associates
J. Victor Samuels Victory Packaging
Ed Smith President, Ed Smith & Associates, LLC
Karen Winston, LCSW Clinical Psychotherapist
Emeritus DAC Members
Name Position/Title
Ruth Brodsky Community Volunteer
Marjorie Jenkins, MSW
Sylvia Brooks, MSW
Lawrence G. Root, MD Geriatric Psychiatrist
Y. Alp Aslandogan, PhD The Institute of Interfaith Dialogue
Administration
Name Title Email Phone
Alan J. Dettlaff, PhD Dean and Maconda Brown O’Connor Endowed Dean’s Chair ajdettlaff@uh.edu 713-743-7819
Connie Loyd, M.Ed. Development Director,
Graduate College of Social Work
clloyd2@central.uh.edu 713-743-3599
Sonia Ewing Administrative Assistant to the Dean,
Graduate College of Social Work
sewing@uh.edu 713-743-8085