The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health staff has been quite busy lately. We are proud of our top-notch colleagues who positively represent the foundation throughout the state and nationally as leaders in mental health.
Here is what we’ve been up to lately…
- Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., executive director, was honored as one of the National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health’s Shining Lights: Outstanding Leaders for a Brighter Future for Hispanics.
- Stacie Bables, assistant director of finance and operations, was selected to join an elite network of more than 5,000 women as a member of the Leadership Texas Class of 2012.
- Dr. Lynda Frost, director of planning and programs, served as an expert in forensic mental health during National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation. Dr. Frost discussed the John Hinckley Jr. conditional release hearing.
- Dr. Martinez and Colleen Horton, program officer, joined leading mental health experts at the Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health in Atlanta in October. Attendance was by invitation only.
- Colleen Horton presented at the NADD 28th Annual Conference, Building Partnerships for Successful Service Systems: “You’ve Got to Have Friends.” The presentation centered on the Hogg Foundation’s partnership efforts with consumers, state agencies, advocates and service providers to reduce seclusion and restraint.
- Rick Ybarra, program officer, presented at the National Association of Social Workers conference on the “Role of Social Work in Integrated Health Care: Service Delivery Considerations for Racial and Ethnic Communities.”
- Vicky Coffee-Fletcher, program officer, was featured in the Austin American-Statesman as a columnist. She wrote about the death of Don Cornelius and the impact of suicide. Her article was also highlighted in the Health Affairs Grantwatch blog.