Tammy Heinz serves as program officer and consumer & family liaison for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, bringing the perspectives of consumers, youth and family members into the foundation’s grant making, operations and decision-making processes.
For more than 15 years, Heinz has worked in the state and local mental health arenas providing psychiatric care, consumer training and workshops, employment coaching and job development, stigma reduction and advocacy services. She also has experience in strategic planning, policy work, grant writing, public speaking, community outreach and coalition building.
Prior to the foundation, Heinz served as the outreach program director for the Mental Health Association of Tarrant County in Fort Worth, where she oversaw mental health advocacy, education, information and referral, peer support, supported employment and veterans programs. Before that she worked for several organizations supervising and delivering mental health services, training, facilitation, advocacy, crisis response, and education and awareness activities.
Heinz has a master of science degree in community mental health from Trinity College in Burlington, Vt., and a bachelor of science degree in psychology from The University of Texas at San Antonio.