Emily Church

Senior Regional Director of Development, The Hackett Center for Mental Health

Emily is responsible for overseeing all of The Hackett Center’s fundraising efforts and supporting its mission of putting mental health policy into practice. She brings over fifteen years of experience in fundraising and business development to her current role. Prior to joining The Hackett Center and MMHPI, Emily was with Texas Children’s Hospital, most recently in the role of Senior Principal Gifts Lead where she worked with donors on making transformational gifts to the hospital. Her particular focus was on initiatives within psychology, psychiatry, public health, neurology, neurosurgery, and developmental pediatrics. At Texas Children’s, Emily also helped design and lead a $100 million fundraising initiative for the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute.

Emily’s previous fundraising experience has also included serving as the Senior Development Officer for the Campaign for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she managed a $450 million campus redevelopment project; the Director of Development for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston; and overseeing fundraising programs for the Blaffer Art Museum and Rice University Art Gallery. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Emily resides in Houston with her husband and two daughters.