Mary Collins has joined the AccessHealth executive team as Chief Program Officer. This position is responsible for overseeing and expanding mental health, substance abuse and HIV services for AccessHealth.
Prior to joining AccessHealth, Mary was President and CEO of re:MIND (formerly known as Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Greater Houston). Under her leadership, both the free support group program and supporting donations increased by more than 50%. Before joining Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Greater Houston, Mary served as Director of Fort Bend County for Catholic Charities, specifically with the Mamie George Community Center and Rio Bend Foster Care community, where she was in charge of outreach, program development, operations and fundraising.
“We are extremely proud to welcome Mary to AccessHealth,” said Michael Dotson, Chief Executive Officer. “With 28 years of experience leading and developing organizational programs, she brings much to offer our patients and staff. We look forward to the contributions she will make as a part of our leadership team.”
Mary entered the nonprofit arena in 2004 when her experiences as a financial advisor and committed volunteer led to her to becoming co-founder and Executive Director of Houston HOPE, an initiative to eliminate poverty in Houston’s poorest neighborhoods through community engagement. At the same time, Mary also served as Development Director for Technology For All Houston, a nonprofit that provided low income individuals and communities with computer access and training.
Mary’s personal interests include active membership in a garden club, volunteering, yoga, and travel.