Executive Director, HAAM
Reenie Collins is the Executive Director of Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. A seasoned executive and consultant with more than 25 year’s experience in healthcare administration, marketing and planning she also has extensive fundraising, project management, program development, strategic planning, and marketing/communications experience. During the course of her 25 year career in working with healthcare and nonprofit organizations she has had a proven track record of leading teams through successful change and developing strong community and patient mission driven programs.
Prior to joining HAAM, Collins held a variety of positions within the Seton Healthcare System at The Seton Fund and Seton Shoal Creek Hospital. Collins also was the Vice President for Business Development for the Texas Region of Tenet Healthcare and ran a successful healthcare consulting company. She has worked with multiple hospital systems and nonprofit organizations in Texas and in Los Angeles, CA. She maintains active involvement in several community organizations including the Helping Hand Home for Children and The Seton Development Board.
Collins holds a Bachelors of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and is proud to be among the few true native Austinites and to be a fifth generation Texan. She is married to Kent Collins, a local real estate developer, and the proud mother of CeCe, Winston and Tye and a menagerie of fur babies. She loves queso and chips, listening to live music, looking for treasures at auctions and sales all over the country as well as binge watching Netflix.
As the self-proclaimed Live Music Capital of the World, Austin is a vortex of musical creativity and passion that could not exist in any other city. Musicians come here to live and to thrive in this vibrant, creative community, yet the life of a musician in this changing and growing city can often be full of difficult challenges like the rising cost of living and housing and access to affordable healthcare. HAAM believes that every musician deserves to have access to affordable healthcare services so they can focus on playing the music that makes our city so special. Since starting in 2005, HAAM has helped over 4,200 Austin Musicians access over $35 million dollars in healthcare services. As a uniquely Austin charity, HAAM is the first charity of its kind and several cities across the country have asked for help in duplicating similar services for their cities. HAAM has also been recipient of multiple non profit and community excellence awards and was recently credited in the City of Austin Music survey as having significant impact on Austin musician’s ability to continue in their careers and live in Austin.