Vicky Coffee joined the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health as a program officer 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.
Vicky is a licensed professional counselor supervisor and former public administrator with 27 years of experience in community-based social services, including mental health, child welfare and education. She works with local, state and national audiences as a trainer and facilitator, focusing on topics related to mental health, diversity and children, youth and families.
Prior to her foundation appointment, Vicky was the division administrator for Family Focus at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, where she was responsible for the agency’s policy and programs associated with Family Group Decision-Making, Kinship Care, Family-Based Safety Services, Educational Services, Transitioning Youth and Best Practice initiatives for families. She has a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in family and child development from Texas State University.