Dr. Mates is a founding board member of the Hill School of Wilmington. This school provides educational services to children with Dyslexia and ADHD. (www.hillschoolofwilmington.org/)
Dr. Mates is on the board of directors of the Cape Fear Clinic. (www.capefearclinic.org)
Dr Mates has volunteered his professional services at the Cape Fear Clinic for over 5 years.
Dr. Mates was awarded Champions for Children of New Hanover County Nominee in 2004.
Dr. Mates coordinates a monthly Fathers Group for men who have a child with Autism or other Developmental Disability.