AUSTIN, Texas – Dr. Michele Guzmán, assistant director of research and evaluation at the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, was named a 2014 Terrance Keenan Institute Fellow. The institute will be held over two days in October in Washington, D.C. As a fellow, Dr. Guzmán will have opportunities for engagement with established leaders in the field of health philanthropy.
Dr. Guzmán is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York. At the foundation, she oversees grant programs primarily related to mental health workforce issues and research. In addition, she leads the foundation’s efforts at expanding the reach and sophistication of its evaluation activities.
The Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy was founded by Grantmakers In Health with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The institute was created to further the professional development of health grantmaking leaders. The two-day retreat fosters mutually beneficial relationships and collegial ties among the fellows and connects them with some of the most prominent figures in the field. Dr. Guzmán was one of 17 fellows named.
“The Hogg Foundation is very proud of Dr. Guzmán’s accomplishments and is excited for not only the recognition of a wonderful colleague, but also the opportunity afforded by such a prestigious fellowship, said Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr. executive director of the Hogg Foundation and vice president for diversity and community engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.”
The Hogg Foundation advances recovery and wellness in Texas by funding mental health services, policy analysis, research and public education. The foundation was created in 1940 by the children of former Texas Gov. James S. Hogg and is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.