Executive Office

Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., Executive Director

DSC01148A native Texan and licensed psychiatrist, Dr. Martinez is the fifth executive director and the first Hispanic to lead the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health since its creation in 1940. As chief executive officer, he oversees the vision, mission, goals, strategic planning and day to day operations of the foundation.

Learn more about Dr. Martinez.

Contact(512) 471-7625Hogg-ED@austin.utexas.edu

 

 

Alisha Camacho, Executive Assistant

Alisha CamachoAlisha Camacho serves as executive assistant to the Hogg Foundation’s executive director. She is a 2014 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the foundation in 2016, Alisha spent five years with The University of Texas School of Law.

Contact: (512) 471-7625, alisha.camacho@austin.utexas.edu

Initiatives and Grant Programs

Dr. Lynda Frost, Director of Planning & Programs

Lynda Frost

Dr. Lynda Frost serves as the director of planning and programs at the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, where she oversees major initiatives and grant programs, leads strategic and operational planning, and manages program staff. An experienced administrator and attorney with legal expertise in human rights, juvenile justice, criminal law and mediation, Lynda joined the foundation as associate director in 2003.

Learn more about Lynda.

Contact: (512) 471-9150lynda.frost@austin.utexas.edu

Stephany Bryan, Program Officer and Consumer & Family Liaison

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Stephany Bryan serves as program officer and consumer & family liaison for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. She represents the perspectives of consumers of mental health services and their families in the Hogg Foundation’s strategic planning, grant making, programs and policy activities.

Learn more about Stephany.

Contact: (512) 471-7628stephany.bryan@austin.utexas.edu

Vicky Coffee, Program Manager

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Vicky Coffee joined the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health as a program manager in 2007 and later became program manager. She leads initiatives to improve the mental health of children and their families in Houston, enhance the mental health workforce, and promote consumer, youth and family involvement in mental health policies and services in Texas.

Learn more about Vicky.

Contact: (512) 475-7057, vicky.coffee@austin.utexas.edu

Tammy Heinz, Program Officer and Consumer & Family Liaison

Tammy Heinz

Tammy Heinz serves as program officer and consumer & family liaison for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. She represents the perspectives of consumers of mental health services and their families in the Hogg Foundation’s strategic planning, grant making, programs and policy activities.

Learn more about Tammy.

Contact: (512) 471-7635, tammy.heinz@austin.utexas.edu

Colleen Horton, Program Officer

Colleen Horton

Colleen Horton serves as a program officer for the Hogg Foundation, leading the foundation’s mental health policy unit and managing policy-related grants and activities. She also provides information and technical assistance upon request to legislators, legislative staff, state agency staff, as well as consumers and families on mental health topics.

Learn more about Colleen.

Contact: (512) 471-2988, colleen.horton@austin.utexas.edu

Alison Mohr Boleware, Policy Fellow

Alison Boleware

Alison Mohr Boleware serves as a policy fellow for the foundation, assisting foundation program staff in policy-related initiatives designed to generate mental health policies that improve the mental health and wellness of Texans.

Learn more about Alison.

Contact: (512) 471-7627, alison@austin.utexas.edu

Rick Ybarra, Program Officer

Rick Ybarra

Rick Ybarra serves as program officer for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and leads the foundation’s Integrated Health Care Initiative. With over 25 years of clinical and administrative experience in both private and public sector behavioral health, Rick’s policy and program experience extends to county, state and national efforts promoting reforms, public policies and clinical practice to improve effective service delivery and health equity for racial/ethnic populations. Ybarra joined the foundation in 2007.

Learn more about Rick.

Contact: (512) 471-9154, rick.ybarra@austin.utexas.edu

Mary Capps, Senior Administrative Associate

Communications

Haila Yates, Communications Manager

Haila Yates

Haila Yates serves as Communications Manager for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. She has more than a decade of nonprofit marketing experience, specializing in integrated marketing strategy, branding and positioning, copy writing, and graphic design.

Learn more about Haila.

Contact: (512) 471-9142, haila.yates@austin.utexas.edu

 

Ike Evans, Public Affairs Representative

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Ike Evans serves as the Public Affairs Representative for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

Contact: (512) 471-4804, imani.evans@austin.utexas.edu

Kate Smallwood, Digital Media Strategist

Kate Smallwood

Kate Smallwood serves as Digital Media Strategist for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. A native Texan, she has worked in Austin’s nonprofit and higher education sectors for more than a dozen years in the areas of communications, community relations and fund development. Kate enjoys working at the intersection of good ideas and generous philanthropy and joined the foundation in 2017 to continue on this path.

Learn more about Kate.

Contact: (512) 471-7631, kate.smallwood@austin.utexas.edu

 

Finance and Operations

Bridget Lawrence, Assistant Director of Finance and Operations

Bridget Lawrence

Bridget Lawrence serves as assistant director of finance and operations for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. She has a finance degree from Texas A&M University and a MBA from Texas A&M University – Commerce.  She began her career with The University of Texas in 2008 and joined the Hogg Foundation in 2015.

Contact: (512) 471-2982, bridgetl@austin.utexas.edu

 

Margarita Alvarez, Operations Associate

Margarita Alvarez

Margarita Alvarez joined the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health in October 1990. She has served in various administrative support positions including grants management, records management, travel, and front office operations. Prior to joining the foundation, Margarita worked for six years at the School of Social Work and sixteen years with various state government agencies providing administrative technical support.

Contact: (512) 471-5041, margarita.alvarez@austin.utexas.edu

 

Lexi Arons, Grants Associate

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Lexi Arons serves as the grants associate for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. She is a native Austinite, loves hiking with her fiancée and their dogs! Highly enjoys working with Foundation staff in such an impactful field.

Contact: (512) 475-7089, lexi.arons@austin.utexas.edu

 

Krystal Mullins, Operations Associate

Photo of Krystal MullinsKrystal is a lifelong Texan, who has lived in South Austin for almost 10 years. Originally from a tiny farming community in West Texas, she received a degree in Creative Writing/English at Texas Tech University. She previously worked at the Austin American-Statesman, where she was in marketing and events, as well as a stint at the Texas Association of Builders. Most recently, Krystal has enjoyed working at the McCombs School of Business in the Business Affairs office. In her spare time, she loves exploring the Austin foodie scene, writing for her blog and having fun with her husband Andrew.

Contact: (512) 475-7083, krystal.mullins@austin.utexas.edu

 

Edward Reed, Senior Systems Administrator

Edward Reed

Edward Reed serves as the senior systems administrator for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Ed has been with the foundation for over 10 years, providing server, network, and database support. He’s partial to cooking and healthy eating. He also enjoys the view from his office very much.

Contact: (512) 475-7050, ed.reed@austin.utexas.edu

 

Elizabeth Stauber, Archivist and Records Manager

Elizabeth Stauber

Elizabeth Stauber serves as the archivist and records manager for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. She has a Master of Science in Information Studies with a focus on Archives and Preservation from The University of Texas at Austin. She has helped many organizations preserve their analog and electronic records for future generations – from museums to news organizations. Before entering the archives profession she worked at an artist agency in New York City, managing artist portfolios. Elizabeth enjoys spending her weekends camping, hiking, and winning Fitbit challenges.

Contact: elizabeth.stauber@austin.utexas.edu

 

Crystal Viagran, Grants Manager
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Contact: (512) 471-5041