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Nancy Carter Speck, Ph.D.
Dr. Nancy Speck is a Telehealth Regional Consultant and Coordinator at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is retired from the faculty and administration of Stephen F. Austin State University where she had previously served as vice president. Dr. Speck has extensive experience in the areas of community mental health, public and higher education, and community development.
She has served on numerous committees, commissions, and task forces at the State and national levels, including the Advisory Committee to the Texas Commissioner for the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, the Governor's Task Force on Job Creation, the Texas Women's Commission, the Texas Council of Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers and the U.S. Department of Education FIRST Board. She has been an appointed trustee on a regional mental health and mental retardation authority for more than 25 years. She serves as vice-chair of the Burke Center regional board and as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Texas Council of Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers. She also serves as secretary and treasurer for the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.
Dr. Speck earned a Ph.D. in Special Education with concentrations in gifted education and administration from Texas Women's University in 1978. She obtained a Masters in Education from Temple University with a major in socially and emotionally disturbed children in 1971, and a B.A. from the University of Texas with a major in liberal arts honors program in 1961. She is the mother of two grown children and grandmother of four grandchildren.