About Our Team

The HAAM staff is a group of passionate and diverse professionals who work very hard to meet the needs of our HAAM member musicians. HAAM Founder, Robin Shivers, had big dreams that the Austin community would come together to ensure that one of our most treasured resources - our musicians - would have access to affordable healthcare services. The HAAM staff still shares those dreams today

The HAAM Board is comprised of well-respected musician, business, and community leaders who are committed to ensuring that Austin's low income, uninsured musicians have access to affordable healthcare. The HAAM Board volunteers countless hours overseeing the guidance and stewardship of the HAAM resources and assets in order to meet the needs of our musicians. HAAM is proud to have this board of distinguished leaders sharing their skills and talents with our organization..

Staff Members

Executive Director
REENIE COLLINS
Reenie brings a wealth of health care and nonprofit administration experience to her role as HAAM’s executive director. Her time with Seton Healthcare Family – part of 25 years in the industry – shaped her skills in leading system change and developing mission-driven programs.
DOWNTIME PLEASURES: live music, queso, Netflix.
Chief Operating Officer
RACHEL BLAIR
Rachel relies on her 17 years in healthcare and nonprofit leadership while overseeing all HAAM operations. Her background blends clinical experience in behavioral health with program direction and team management. HAPPY BEGINNINGS: long before joining HAAM, Rachel saved her now-husband's career by referring him to the agency.
Director of Development
VERONICA MARTINEZ
Veronica manages major gifts, donor relations and annual fundraising. A Buda native (we’ll allow it) she serves on the Young Women’s Alliance Board of Directors, and is a member of the Junior League of Austin and Association of Fundraising Professionals.
FUN FACT: Her beagle is named after punk singer Henry Rollins.
Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator
RIKKI HARDY
Rikki manages major events including HAAM Benefit Day and Corporate Battle of the Bands. A San Marcos native with a passion for nonprofits, she started volunteering for HAAM in 2009 and now also manages brand and community partnerships.
KEY MENTOR: blues hero Clifford Antone.
Marketing & Events Specialist
JANE McMURREY
Jane works across marketing and fundraising, and is your go-to if you want to throw a fundraiser for HAAM. Previously part of the member services team, she's worn many hats at HAAM. An Austin native with a former career in foreign policy, she's pursuing an MBA at UT by night.
HIDDEN SKILLSET: catching M&Ms in her mouth.
Office Manager & Volunteer Coordinator
ALEX BEYER
Alex is an Austin native who is passionate about music and caring for people, making her a superstar leader of our loyal volunteers. A Texas State University graduate who previously worked in the Seton Healthcare Family.
NAME GAME: at age 14 she was the lead singer in The Condoleezza Rice Krispy Treats.
Program Services Coordinator
STEPHANIE ASKINS
Stephanie’s background in social work and mental health program development strengthens her role as HAAM’s program services coordinator. Her education at the University of Texas School of Social Work along with various professional experiences allow her to develop new programs and help HAAM members utilize health care resources. CHALLENGERS WANTED: she’ll vanquish pretty much anyone in Name That Tune.
Program Services Coordinator
EMILY FREDERICKS
Emily helps HAAM members navigate health care resources and helps to further develop member programming. Her experience in immigrant and refugee resettlement, the foster care system and medical social work gives her the background to serve as program services coordinator.
DOWNTIME PASSIONS: wanderlust, karaoke, & hiking with her furbaby Franklin.
Lead Eligibility Specialist
KARL TOFT
Karl helps HAAM members access health care services, and assists with navigating the medical system. As lead eligibility specialist he educates members in services offered by HAAM and other agencies.
BRUSH WITH FAME: taking Poison’s Brett Michaels on a beer run in his dad’s station wagon when he was 15 years old.

Want to intern at HAAM? We'd love to hear from you! Send us an email at info@myhaam.org with your resume and what you're interested in.

Board Members

CHRIS ADAMS

EMMETT BELIVEAU

MARCIA BALL

RAY BENSON

OLGA CAMPOS BENZ

KEITH CARMICHAEL

KEITH DONAHOE, BOARD CHAIR

EDWARD SAFADY, EMERITUS MEMBER

 

ROBIN SHIVERS, FOUNDING CHAIR

REENIE COLLINS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

SCOTT GILLMORE

LISA HICKEY

KATE HENDERSON

STEPHEN JEFFREY

JOHN T. KUNZ

HEATHER LADAGE

MATTHEW LONG

 

EARL MAXWELL

NIKELLE MEADE

DIANA RESNIK

CATHERINE ROBB

ALISON SILVERSTEIN

TIM TAYLOR

RICHARD TOPFER