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.
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.
RACHEL HANSS BLAIR, LCSW-S
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.
Rikki manages HAAM's giving programs including individual gifts, major gifts, corporate partnerships, and HAAM's Pearl Society. She also serves as lead for fundraising for all of HAAM's signature events. A San Marcos native with a passion for music and nonprofits, Rikki started volunteering for HAAM in 2009 and has been connected to the organization ever since.
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.
Program Services Coordinator
SERENA CERNOSEK, LCSW
Serena is a native Austinite with a clinical and administrative background in inpatient and outpatient behavioral healthcare within the Ascension Seton Healthcare Network for over 18 years. She is the newest member of the member services social work team. When she's not working loves reading, hiking with friends, and good movies.
FEELING BLUE: Serena grew up listening to local blues artists.
Katie Crowley is a Kentucky native who moved to Austin to pursue a career in public relations. Katie is a wife and mother to her son Covert. She enjoys tennis lessons, horse racing and spending time with her family.
MELISSA DAVIS, LMSW
Melissa helps HAAM members navigate resources and oversees the Hearing, Vision, and Mind + Body programs. She enjoys teaching health literacy and helping members with chronic medical needs. Her role at HAAM allows her to combine her passion for helping people with a love for music.
FREE TIME FAVORITES: Kayaking, live music and traveling adventures.
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.
EMILY FREDERICKS, LCSW
Emily is a bilingual social worker who helps HAAM members navigate healthcare resources. She develops member programming for our Dental, Central Health Premium Assistance and YMCA programs. 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.
Kat made her journey to Austin from the East Coast after spending over 10 years in the trenches of concert and music festival production. Her experience in large-scale project management has left her a logistical master, ready to tackle any event with efficiency and accuracy.
ALTER EGO: Moonlighted as a radio personality on Baltimore's WTMD under the alias "Kat Black"
An Austin native, Natalie manages HAAM's online presence as well as other marketing efforts and event promotion. She originally set out to be a music journalist but quickly found her passion for nonprofit work. She hopes to continue using her marketing skills and creativity to make a positive impact within the music community.
Micaela is an Austin native that recently moved back from Chicago where she worked on large-scale events and marketing. As a graduate of McCallum Fine Arts Academy, Micaela is happy to have found a home where she can help local artists and add to the vibrant musical community in Austin.
CHRIS ADAMS - MAXWELL LOCKE & RITTER
MARCIA BALL - MUSICIAN
EMMETT BELIVEAU - C3 PRESENTS
RAY BENSON - MUSICIAN
OLGA CAMPOS BENZ - FOSTER COMMUNITY
KEITH DONAHOE - FROST BANK
EDWARD SAFADY, EMERITUS MEMBER
ROBIN SHIVERS (1956-2009), FOUNDING CHAIR
REENIE COLLINS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR