Dr. Mates is a founding board member of the Hill School of Wilmington.  This school provides educational services to children with Dyslexia and ADHD. (

Dr. Mates is on the board of directors of the Cape Fear Clinic. (

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.