Executive Director, van Ameringen Foundation Environmental Advocate
Hugh Hogan is Executive Director of the van Ameringen Foundation. He has led the Foundation’s efforts to increase access to innovative mental health care in under-resourced, historically disadvantaged communities. Previously, he served as Executive Director of the North Star Fund – a public foundation raising money and giving grants to grassroots social and racial justice organizations in New York City. Hugh also directed the Open Space Equity Campaign for the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, and he spent nearly a decade in western and southern Africa assisting rural farmers and urban communities to reverse the racist legacy and destructive political ecology of colonialism and Apartheid. Hugh is a graduate of Boston College and Clark University, and a two-time Switzer Environmental Leadership fellow.