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 Marketing & Events
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.
Program Services Coordinator
MELISSA DAVIS
Melissa’s background is in social work and assisting clients with limited incomes. Her role at HAAM allows her to combine her passion for helping people with a love for music. She is interested in health literacy and enjoys empowering others to utilize resources.
WHERE YOU’LL FIND HER: belting some karaoke or playing sand volleyball
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
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.
Program Services Specialist
EMMET DUFF
Emmet signs musicians up for HAAM and helps them navigate the health care system. He moved to Texas from Ohio, following rumors of a mystical city of music and sunshine, and fell in love with the Austin community.
OFF THE CLOCK: he's catching a flick or swimming at Barton Springs.

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 - MAXWELL LOCKE & RITTER
MARCIA BALL - MUSICIAN
EMMETT BELIVEAU - C3 PRESENTS
RAY BENSON - MUSICIAN
OLGA CAMPOS BENZ - BLOOM COMMUNICATIONS
KEITH CARMICHAEL - MARSH MCLENNAN
KEITH DONAHOE, BOARD CHAIR - FROST BANK
EDWARD SAFADY, EMERITUS MEMBER

 

ROBIN SHIVERS (1956-2009), FOUNDING CHAIR

REENIE COLLINS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

SCOTT GILLMORE - EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO
KATE HENDERSON - SETON HEALTHCARE FAMILY
STEPHEN JEFFREY - BBVA COMPASS
JOHN T. KUNZ - WATERLOO RECORDS & VIDEO
HEATHER LADAGE - AUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL
MATTHEW LONG - CAYETANO

EARL MAXWELL - ST. DAVID'S FOUNDATION

NIKELLE MEADE - HUSCH BLACKWELL
DIANA RESNIK - DIANA RESNIK CONSULTING
CATHERINE ROBB - HAYNES & BOONE
ALISON SILVERSTEIN - ALISON SILVERSTEIN CONSULTING
TIM TAYLOR - JACKSON WALKER LLP
RICHARD TOPFER - CASTLETOP CAPITAL