May 11, 2022

Timothy Bray, JD

Prior to joining the Meadows Institute, Tim served as the Associate Commissioner for State Hospitals at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The Texas State Hospital System consists of nine state-operated psychiatric hospitals and…

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May 11, 2022

Dia Cirillo

Dia’s role is part of the Center for Justice and Health, a new national center focusing on people-centered crisis response. Dia has led state and municipal initiatives on mental health policy and public behavioral health…

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March 3, 2022

Yolanda Lewis

Yolanda was most recently Senior Director, Safety and Justice with The Pew Charitable Trusts, where she oversaw Pew’s work to improve justice-related efficiencies at the state and local levels of government, including oversight for public…

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February 7, 2022

Jeff Spivey

Jeff  provides executive leadership and strategic management of the Caruth Police Institute and its growing portfolio of projects. He works closely with the Institute’s Health and Public Safety team to contribute across the Institute providing…

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October 13, 2021

Sarah Baker, MD

Sarah E. Baker, M.D., M.A., serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry atUT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Baker holds a B.A. in History from Rice University, as well as an M.A. in Medical…

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January 8, 2021

Vrishali Kanvinde, PhD

Vrishali completed her PhD in Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas, focusing her research on criminological theory, police, and the police organization. Previously, she worked as a Research Intern and then a Research…

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September 9, 2020

Frank Dixon

Chief Frank Dixon, MS, was sworn in as the Chief of the Denton Police Department on October 15, 2018. Chief Dixon prioritizes transparent communication and community relationships to build upon and improve the existing collaboration…

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January 27, 2020

Christopher Araujo

After 18 years in the United States Army, Christopher Araujo’s lived experience drives his passion to aid veterans and their families. At the Meadows Institute, his work centers on meeting the mental health needs of…

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July 14, 2017

Tony Fabelo, PhD

Dr. Tony Fabelo is a Senior Fellow for Justice Policy with the Meadows Institute and serves as Director of Research at the Justice Center of the Council of State Governments in Austin. Dr. Fabelo has…

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