Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D., Distinguished Fellow
Dr. Hogan is a Distinguished Fellow with Peg’s Foundation. He served as New York State Commissioner of Mental Health and now operates a consulting practice in health and behavioral health care. He serves as Special Master in U.S. v Miss., a case focused on improvements in the Mississippi mental health system.
Previously, Dr. Hogan served as Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health (DMH). Dr. Hogan chaired the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, and he was appointed as the first behavioral health representative on the board of The Joint Commission and as a member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
With the Action Alliance, he co-chaired task forces on Clinical Care (leading to Zero Suicide in Healthcare) and Crisis Care (producing the Crisis Now framework). He served two terms on the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) National Advisory Mental Health Council, as President of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, and as Board President of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) Research Institute.
His awards for national leadership include recognition by the National Governor’s Association, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Campaign for Mental Health Reform, the American College of Mental Health Administration, and the American Psychiatric Association. He is a graduate of Cornell University and earned an MS from the State University College in Brockport, New York and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University.