Michael “Tate” Barkley joined the board in 2018. He is a resident of the Museum District. Tate has been a practicing trial attorney in Texas for 27 years. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Jack Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston for the past 17 years. He is the author of “Successful Ethical Decision Making: Get What You Want Without Getting In Trouble” (Feb 2008). He has served as a Board Member of the Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse, Inc. and the Texas Council for Advising and Planning for the Prevention Treatment of Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders.