The Team

The foundation is uniquely positioned to transform how communities promote mental health in everyday life thanks to the passion and expertise of our staff and National Advisory Council, and as a member of The University of Texas at Austin’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

Our Staff

Foundation employees are committed to the mental health and well-being of all Texans and prioritize a culture in which everyone adheres to shared core values that inform our work. View the Hogg Foundation’s organizational chart.

Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr.

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. Learn more

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

Margarita Alvarez

Margarita Alvarez

Facilities & Travel Specialist

Margarita joined the foundation in 1990. As Facilities & Travel Specialist, she coordinates travel and manages the front office. Previously, she served as Operations Associate and as a Grants Associate in the foundation’s grants management unit. Learn more

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

Lexi Arons

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. Learn more

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

Emily Bhandari

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. Learn more

(512) 471-2982
emily.bhandari@austin.utexas.edu

Stephany Bryan

Stephany Bryan

Senior Program Officer and Consumer & Family Liaison

Stephany joined the foundation in 2007. She serves as Senior Program Officer and Consumer & 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. Learn more

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

Alisha Camacho

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. Alisha is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. Learn more

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

Mary Capps

Mary Capps

Cross Unit Liaison

Mary serves as Cross Unit Liaison for the foundation, working across teams on a variety of projects with an eye toward process optimization and strengthening cross-unit collaboration. Learn more

(512) 232-6287
mary.capps@austin.utexas.edu

Vicky Coffee

Vicky Coffee

Director of Programs

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. Learn more

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

Ike Evans

Ike Evans

Public Affairs Representative

Ike Evans has been at the foundation since 2012. As the Public Affairs Representative, his roles include marketing communications, media outreach and assisting with implementing the foundation’s overall communications strategy. Learn more

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

Tammy Heinz

Tammy Heinz

Senior Program Officer and Consumer & Family Liaison

Tammy represents the perspectives of consumers of mental health services and their families in the foundation’s strategic planning, grant making, programs and policy activities. Learn more

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

Shannon Hoffman

Shannon Hoffman

Policy Program Specialist

Shannon joined the foundation in 2018. She assists the policy unit in providing education on mental health topics to elected officials, advocates, state agencies, and other stakeholders. Learn more

(512) 471-7627
shannon.hoffman@austin.utexas.edu

Colleen Horton

Colleen Horton

Director of Policy

Colleen joined the foundation in 2010. She leads the mental health policy unit and manages policy-related grants and activities. Learn more

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

Krystal Mullins

Krystal Mullins

Senior Operations Associate

Krystal joined the foundation in 2017. As the Senior Operations Associate, she handles procurement duties, as well as event and meeting coordination. Learn more

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

Edward Reed

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! Learn more

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

Veronica Rodriguez

Veronica Rodriguez

Digital Content Strategist

Veronica joined the foundation in 2018 as the Digital Content Strategist. In this role, she manages the foundation’s digital platforms and contributes multimedia content to help educate and mobilize communities in their efforts to promote mental health. Learn more

(512) 471-9142
v.rodriguez@austin.utexas.edu

Elizabeth Stauber

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. Learn more

(512) 471-2811
elizabeth.stauber@austin.utexas.edu

Crystal Viagran

Crystal Viagran

Director of Finance & Operations

As Director of Finance and Operations, Crystal oversees the foundation’s fiscal operations including grants management, accounting, procurement and endowments, and works with IT services, archives and office management. Learn more

(512) 471-7634
crystal.viagran@austin.utexas.edu

Rick Ybarra

Rick Ybarra

Senior Program Officer

Rick joined the foundation in 2007 where he serves as Senior Program Officer and leads the Integrated Health Care Initiative and co-leads the Collaborative Approaches to Well-Being in Rural Communities initiative. Learn more

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

Employment Opportunities

Foundation job opportunities are posted as they become available.

National Advisory Council

Provides guidance and expertise on the foundation’s strategy and key initiatives.

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

Strengthens the campus and community climate.