Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., Executive Director
A native Texan and licensed psychiatrist, Dr. Martinez is the fifth Executive Director to lead the foundation since its creation in 1940. He oversees the vision, mission, goals, strategic planning and day to day operations of the foundation.
Contact: (512) 471-7625, Hogg-ED@austin.utexas.edu
Alisha Camacho, Executive Assistant
Alisha is the Executive Assistant to the foundation’s Executive Director. Prior to joining the foundation in 2016, she served for five years on the staff of Texas Law at The University of Texas at Austin. Alicia is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.
Contact: (512) 471-7625, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicky Coffee, Program Manager
Vicky, who has been with the foundation since 2007, has committed more than 30 years to increasing awareness, offering services, and enhancing systems to support individuals, youth and families living with mental health conditions in Texas.
Contact: (512) 475-7057, email@example.com
Stephany Bryan, Program Officer and Consumer & Family Liaison
Stephany joined the foundation in 2007. She serves as Program Officer and Consumer and Family Liaison, representing the perspectives of consumers of mental health services and their families in the foundation’s strategic planning, grant making, programs and policy activities.
Contact: (512) 471-7628, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy Heinz, Program Officer and Consumer & Family Liaison
Tammy serves as Program Officer and Consumer and Family Liaison for the foundation. She represents the perspectives of consumers of mental health services and their families in the foundation’s strategic planning, grant making, programs and policy activities.
Contact: (512) 471-7635, email@example.com
Colleen Horton, Program Officer
Tanya Lavelle, Policy Program Specialist
Tanya joined the foundation in 2018 as the Policy Program Specialist. In this role, she supports the policy unit by working to educate legislators, advocates and community members about a variety of mental health topics.
Contact: (512) 471-9150, firstname.lastname@example.org
Strategic Learning and Evaluation
Emily Bhandari, Strategic Learning and Evaluation Program Officer
Emily joined the foundation in 2018 as the Strategic Learning and Evaluation Program Officer. In this role, she facilitates the foundation’s learning objectives, designs research and evaluation priorities, and educates about community-level interventions that support resiliency and well-being in everyday life.
Contact: (512) 471-2982, email@example.com
Haila Yates, Communications Manager
Haila serves as Communications Manager for the foundation. She has more than a decade of nonprofit marketing experience, specializing in integrated marketing strategy, branding and positioning, copy writing, and graphic design.
Contact: (512) 471-9142, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ike Evans, Public Affairs Representative
Kate Smallwood, Digital Media Strategist
Kate serves as Digital Media Strategist for the foundation. 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.
Contact: (512) 471-7631, email@example.com
Finance and Operations
Crystal Viagran, Assistant Director of Finance and Operations
Crystal Viagran is Assistant Director of Finance and Operations. In this role, she oversees the foundation’s fiscal operations including grants management, accounting, procurement and endowments, and works with IT services, archives and office management.
Contact: (512) 471-7634, firstname.lastname@example.org
Margarita Alvarez, Operations Associate
Margarita joined the foundation in 1990. As Operations Associate in Finance and Operations, she coordinates travel and manages the front office. Previously, she served as a Grants Associate in the foundation’s grants management unit.
Contact: (512) 471-5041, email@example.com
Lexi Arons, Grants Coordinator
Lexi has served in a variety of roles with the foundation since 2009. As Grants Coordinator, she facilitates applicant and grantee processes and is the go-to for questions about the foundation’s grants management system, Fluxx.
Contact: (512) 475-7089, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Capps, Cross Unit Liaison
Krystal Mullins, Operations Associate
Edward Reed, Senior Systems Administrator
Ed serves as Senior Systems Administrator for the foundation. For more than ten years, he has provided server, network and database support. Ed is partial to cooking and healthy eating, and enjoys the view from his office very much!
Contact: (512) 475-7050, email@example.com
Elizabeth Stauber, Archivist and Records Manager
Elizabeth serves as Archivist and Records Manager for the foundation. In this role, she collects, assesses, organizes, preserves and provides access to historically significant records produced by the foundation over the last 75+ years.
Contact: (512) 471-2811, firstname.lastname@example.org