Shannon Mann-Butler, MSSW, MAC, Program & Training Director


Shannon Mann-butler, Mssw, Mac, Program & Training Director

“I have a passion for helping people and nonprofit organizations to maximize strengths and opportunities, and to thrive in an environment of change.”

Shannon Mann-Butler serves as a UT Foster Care Liaison and is a proud co-founder of the Spark program. Her responsibilities encompass program oversight at the institute, including program development, campus and community outreach, training and facilitating workshops, coordinating and recruiting volunteers, and spearheading fundraising initiatives.

Shannon holds a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW, 2010), a Master of Business Administration (MBA, 2023), and a Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC, 2006). Her career has been marked by a solid commitment to supporting youth and professionals across diverse environments. Certifications as an Advanced Family and Divorce Mediator and a Dare to Lead™ facilitator complement her professional pursuits in strategic planning, community engagement, and human capital development, focusing on youth services, leadership development, education, and mental health.

Shannon is also a member of the Trauma Informed Care Consortium (TICC), National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Mission Capital, and the Texas Network or Youth Services (TNOYS). Outside of work, life is a joyful hustle of parenting, enjoying moments with her husband and puppy, and indulging in a love of movies and live music whenever the opportunity arises.

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