Advisory Council

The School of Social Work Dean’s Advisory Council is a group of individuals who are interested in the support and development of social work education at The University of Texas at Austin. Appointed by the President of The University of Texas at Austin with the approval of the Board of Regents, the active members consult with and support the School of Social Work Dean in promoting the growth and development of the school and provide leadership and guidance for fundraising activities.

Questions about the School of Social Work Dean’s Advisory Council should be directed to Carrie Stephens, Development Specialist, (512) 475-6840

Advisory Council Members

Joslyn Dobson

Joslyn Dobson, Chair

Kara Wells

Kara Wells, Vice-Chair










Chair: Joslyn Dobson, JDSD Investments, LTD, CapCityKids
Vice-Chair: Kara Wells, Sailormen, Inc.
Building Committee Chair: Cynthia Adkins, The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research Foundation
Scholarship Committee Chair: Jeffrey Duchin, Hilltop Securities
Events Committee Chair: Tiffany AnschutzSage Recovery & Wellness Center

Dan AdamsCal Farley’s Boys Ranch and Girls Town USA
John AdkinsBlank Rome, LLP
Mary Beth Arcidiacono, Private Practice
Chris Kazen Attal, Brackenridge Hospital/Seton Family of Hospitals
Sharon Beard, Community Volunteer
Elaine CavazosMy Healing Place
Quan CosbyThe Nitsche Group
Mary DodsonTexas Homeless Network
Thomas M. Dunning, Lockton Dunning Benefit Company
David L. EvansAustin Travis County Integral Care
Sue Fairbanks, Independent Clinical Practitioner
Susan Finnegan, Community Volunteer
Brad FlukeCirrus Logic
Joe GalliThe Bernstein Companies
Shelly Galli, Community Volunteer
Sheri Perry Gallo, Mortgages Direct & Austin City Council
J. Gaut, Stan Johnson Company
Julianne Gaut
, Community Volunteer
Kathy Ikard, Community Volunteer
Norman Kaderlan, The Kaderlan Group
Bruce KerrThe Partners Group
Clay Leben, E-Learning
Norma LebenRegistered Play Therapy Supervisor
Anna Morrison LeeElite 25 Real Estate Agent
F. Scott McCownChildren’s Rights Clinic, UT School of Law
Jack NelsonPropel Financial Services
Denise NixonServe West Dallas
Julie PayneJunior League of Houston Community Foundation
Leon Payne, BND Interests, LLC
Dan RossRoss Law Group, P.C.
Vicki RossCollege Strategy
Holly Scofield, Private Practice
Jon WeizenbaumTX Department of Aging and Disabilities Services

Advisory Council Bios (pdf)