Sean Hanna

Senior Director of Veteran Initiatives

Sean is the Senior Director of Veteran Initiatives at MMHPI, where he leverages his experience and knowledge of statewide peer network development to spearhead innovative projects and policy development focused on meeting the mental health needs of Texas veteran and their families.

Before joining MMHPI, Sean served as the Director for Veterans Mental Health for the Texas Veterans Commission, and he has played an instrumental role building and supporting the military veteran peer network across the state. Sean spent eight years in the Navy, serving as a Hospital Corpsman, where he deployed to multiple international locations and saw combat action in support of Operation United Shield (Somalia). He also earned his Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin (AOMA), and is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Texas.

Since joining the Institute, Sean has helped thought leaders at the local, state, and national levels develop creative solutions to improve access and quality of veteran mental health services. He has helped local communities implement both novel and established technology solutions to increase collaboration and outreach at the community and state levels, worked closely with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission on improving the delivery of the Texas Veterans and Family Alliance grant, and participated in state and national conversations to help guide and inform veteran mental health initiatives and broader system development.