Shannon Mann-Butler, MSSW, MAC, Senior Operations & Development Coordinator


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

Shannon is the Senior Development & Operations Coordinator at the institute where she is responsible for overseeing programs and training hosted by the institute. Shannon’s role includes program development, outreach and collaboration efforts on campus and in the community, and volunteer and student coordination. On campus, Shannon is a Foster Care Liaison and spearheads the Spark organization for former foster youth attending UT. She served as the Staff Council Representative for two years for SSW and is involved in the Association of Professionals in Student Affairs and Working Moms at UT. In the community, Shannon chairs the Transition Age Youth Collaborative for Central Texas and is regularly involved with the Austin College Access Network, Austin Community College Student Success Advisory Committee, and the Child Protection Roundtable. She is also a member of the Trauma Informed Care Consortium (TICC) and the Texas Network or Youth Services (TNOYS).

Shannon has a Masters of Science in Social Work (MSSW, 2010) and Masters of Art in Counseling (MAC, 2006) along with extensive experience working with at-risk youth populations in various settings. Shannon has a passion for helping youth-serving nonprofit organizations to thrive and survive inevitable change.  Her professional interests are in human capital, strategic planning, and community building in the areas of youth, education, substance abuse, mental health, and literacy.


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