Health & Public Safety Archives - MMHPI - Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

October 24, 2022

Ron Joy

Ron has 30 years of experience in law enforcement. He began his career in 1989 with the Texas Department of Public Safety where he served in a variety of roles and locations throughout the state,…

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August 1, 2022

Max Geron

Max Geron has over 30 years of experience in Law Enforcement – more than 27 of those years with the Dallas Police Department where he served in a multitude of roles with increasing responsibility, retiring…

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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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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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June 6, 2016

B.J. Wagner

B.J. Wagner, MS, joined the Meadows Institute in the fall of 2015. In her current role, B.J. works to expand the Institute’s efforts in health and public safety, managing multifaceted law enforcement and first responder…

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