Dedicated to the care of all

Bonnie Cook, MAS
CEO & President
Bonnie is the chief executive of Mental Health America of Greater Dallas. Prior to assuming this role in April, 2018 she was the executive director of Mental Health America of Kentucky. Bonnie has over 17 years experience working in the mental health field. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Mental Health America in Alexandria, Virginia.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may contact Bonnie at 214-632-5853 or

Sylvia Orozco-Joseph

WHO Program National Director and Coordinator of the Adolescent Symposium of Texas
Sylvia is a longstanding staff member with more than 30 years of service to MHA Dallas. She was recently recognized as A Beacon of Hope 2017 awardee from the Grant Halliburton Foundation.

You may contact Sylvia at

Mary Kate Kohl
Development Director
Mary Kate helps with all the fundraising aspects of MHA Dallas with the goal of developing and growing the organization.

You may contact Mary Kate at

Meaghan Read
Director of Public Policy
Meaghan actively advocates to legislators and stakeholders about changes needed in the mental health system. She researches mental health-related policy at local, state, and federal levels to provides analysis for change.  She organizes the Coalition on Mental Illness to further mental health advocacy education.

You may contact Meaghan at (972) 638-9917 or by email,

Nikita Ahmed
Mental Health Peer Specialist
Nikita is the Mothers & Babies Program Manager and group leader. She provides guidence to decrease post partum depression and increase stress management skills. Nikita as a new mother herself and her passion is to support women at all stages of motherhood. She also leads the Taking Care of You support group, which focuses on healing from PTSD and substance use.

You may contact Nikita by phone at (214) 531-3254 or by email,

Meet our Board!

Tracy Curts

Jeremy Hardy

Syver Norderhaug

David Henderson, M.D.

Brian Cuban

Jennifer Erasame, MS

Tazim Salehani, MS

Dr. Sylvia Lopez

as of 3.18.19