Program Officer Vicky Coffee-Fletcher has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Leadership Council on African American Behavioral Health. The council was founded in 2001 to provide leadership in building and supporting behavioral health systems that reduce disparities and contribute to optimal health in African American communities.
Coffee-Fletcher is a licensed professional counselor supervisor and former public administrator with 23 years of experience in community-based social services, including mental health, child welfare and education. She works with local, state and national audiences as a trainer and facilitator, focusing on topics related to mental health, diversity and children, youth and families.
Coffee-Fletcher joined the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health in 2007, where she leads initiatives to improve the mental health of children and their families in Houston, enhance the mental health workforce, and promote consumer, youth and family involvement in mental health policies and services in Texas.
She is a founding member of the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Professionals Network. She also has served on the planning committee and as a presenter for the Central Texas African American Family Support Conferences since its inception in 2000.
The Hogg Foundation was founded in 1940 by the children of former Texas Governor James Hogg to promote improved mental health for the people of Texas. The foundation’s grants and programs support mental health consumer services, research, policy analysis and public education projects in Texas. The foundation is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.