Cossy Hough, LCSW graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with her BSW in 1992 and her MSSW in 1993. She has many years of experience as a public health social worker. She worked for several years as a community based case manager and worked from 1997 to 2009 as an administrator with the Texas Department of State Health Services, Case Management for Children and Pregnant Women program. Ms. Hough has experience with program planning, policy development and evaluation as well as social welfare initiatives and legislative analysis. Her direct practice experience also included medical social work, hospice care and provision of mental health services. She is a member of the Texas Chapter of NASW.