Office of Development

Development Officers

Kevin J. Foyle, CFRE

Kevin J. Foyle, CFRE

Vice President for Development
Email: Kevin.J.Foyle@uth.tmc.edu

Kevin J. Foyle is the vice president of development for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) where he oversees all aspects of UTHealth’s development program including principal, planned, major and annual gifts, corporate and foundation relations and administrative and information services.  He has over 20 years of development experience in the Houston community.

Before coming to UTHealth, he served as the associate vice president for development at Rice University raising nearly $1.1 billion and managing a team of 70..  For more than thirteen years, he also managed the major and annual giving programs during the university’s $500 million comprehensive campaign.  Previously, he served as associate director of development for UT M D Anderson Cancer Center within their $351 million campaign.  Prior to that, Foyle was the director of institutional advancement at Texas Chiropractic College, where he oversaw fundraising, alumni and public relations.

Foyle is a graduate of Trinity University and of the University of Houston-Clear Lake with a master’s in business administration.   Additionally, he serves as the chairman of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy board and member of the executive committee of the AFP international board.

Betsy Frantz

Betsy C. Frantz, MPH

Assistant Vice President for Principal Gifts and Senior Advancement Officer
Phone: 713-500-3202
Email: Elizabeth.C.Frantz@uth.tmc.edu

A fourth-generation Texan, Betsy Frantz has lived in Houston since graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in 1965. She completed a Masters in Public Health degree from UT School of Public Health at Houston in 1972 and worked from 1972-92, first at the School of Public Health and later in the university’s Development Office.

From 1992-93, Betsy served as the first woman president of the Houston Texas Exes, the largest and most active chapter in the nation. From 1995-2004, she worked for UT Austin and its “We’re Texas” campaign as the major gifts officer-in-residence for the Houston Region and its 55,000 alumni.

In 2004, she was Director of Development for the George R. Brown School of Engineering and the Weiss School of Natural Sciences at Rice University, returning to UT Austin in 2005 as Executive Director of Principal Gifts for the Houston Region.

Julie Platek

Julie Platek

Executive Director of Development
Phone: 713-500-3201
Email: Julie.C.Platek@uth.tmc.edu

Julie Platek, CFRE, is executive director of development for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) where she works with alumni and friends of the university on major gifts. She has nearly 20 years of development experience in the Houston community.

Before coming to UTHealth, she served as executive director for development at Rice University. During her seven years at Rice, she was a major gift officer and team leader, and worked on the successful $1.1 billion Rice Centennial Campaign. In previous years, Julie worked for Texas Children’s Hospital, the University of Houston and Catholic Charities. Julie is a Nebraska native who enjoys the warmth and vitality of Houston.

Susan Diederich

Susan Diederich

Director of Annual Giving
Phone: 713-500-3387
Email: Susan.Diederich@uth.tmc.edu

Born and raised in Frankfurt, Germany, Susan moved with her family to Houston in 1975. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Texas A&M University. After a successful career in teaching, Susan spent eight years at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, five of them in the Development Office managing their annual giving program.

At UTHealth, Susan’s role is to create and implement successful strategies to secure annual gifts.  Her annual giving program, which creates unrestricted funds for all six schools, has been honored with two awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).  In 2010 Susan launched the President’s Excellence Society/Deans’ Circle, designed to solicit funds for UTHealth leadership, to enthusiastic donor response.

Shirley Druggan

Shirley Druggan

Director of Gift Planning
Phone: 713-500-3382
Email: Shirley.Druggan@uth.tmc.edu

Shirley S. Druggan, as the Director of Gift Planning, is embarking upon building a new planned giving program at the Health Science Center. Shirley, who specializes in helping donors with complex gifts, charitable trusts, and bequests, has a Masters in Education from Vanderbilt University, specializing in Institutional Advancement; a Bachelor of Science from the University of Kentucky; and is nearing completion of the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) through The American College’s graduate school. Most recently, Shirley served as the Vice President of Development for Star of Hope, and prior to that, the Senior Director of Planned Giving for Menninger Clinic’s $125 million capital campaign. She also served as the 2007-08 President of The Planned Giving Council of Houston.

Marianne Dwyer

Marianne Dwyer

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: 713-500-3179
Email: Marianne.Dwyer@uth.tmc.edu

Marianne Dwyer joined UT Health in May 2012 as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. She is responsible for long-term strategic planning and leadership in securing philanthropic support for the university from foundations, corporations, and associations. Prior to coming to UT Health, Marianne spent twenty years with St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System and six years with the American Heart Association/Houston Affiliate. Marianne is a native Houstonian and earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently serves as a member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurse Foundation Board of Directors, Junior League Houston, Friends of Child Advocates, Texas Exes, and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.

Nicole E. Yogi

Associate Director of Development
Phone: 713-500-3213
Email: Nicole.E.Yogi@uth.tmc.edu

Nicole oversees discovery work for the Office of Advancement, visiting with prospective donors, both volunteers and philanthropists. She assesses how prospects’ interests align with projects and research at the six UTHealth schools and engages their activity.

Prior to joining the Office of Advancement, Nicole worked in the Development Office at the School of Public Health and at the San Antonio Museum of Art. She is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, and completed a Master’s of Arts in Art History at UT Austin.

Celise Munoz

Celise M. Munoz

Manager, Campaign Strategy
Phone: 713-500-3225
Email: Celise.M.Munoz@uth.tmc.edu

Celise Munoz, a native Houstonian, supports Kevin Foyle and Betsy Frantz. Previously, she worked at Rice University, most recently as major gifts specialist, for eight years, most of which was during their Centennial Campaign.

Jewelette Christopher

Assistant Director of Development
Phone: 713-500-5044
Email: Jewelette.Christopher@uth.tmc.edu

Carrie Ray

Assistant Director of Development
Phone: 713-500-3077
Email: Carrie.E.Ray@uth.tmc.edu

Lauren Frazier

Development Board and Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 713-500-3308

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Linda Haag Carter

Director of Public Relations & Development
Phone: 713-500-9865
Email: Linda.M.Carter@uth.tmc.edu

Medical School

James B. Hughes

Executive Director of Development
Phone: 713-500-5164
Email: James.B.Hughes@uth.tmc.edu

Allison (Lise) Cameron

Director of Development
Phone: 713-500-7457
Email: Allison.H.Cameron@uth.tmc.edu

Lynn Cutrer

Manager of Patient/Community Relations
Phone: 832-325-7650
Email: Lynn.S.Cutrer@uth.tmc.edu

Brittnee Henry

Director of Development
Phone: 713-500-5217
Email: Brittnee.E.Henry@uth.tmc.edu

Kate Lucrezi

Director of Development
Phone: 713-500-5079
Email: Kathryn.Lucrezi@uth.tmc.edu

Tara McNeill, MBA, MA

Director of Development (Major Gifts)
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Phone: 713-500-5168
Email: Tara.McNeill@uth.tmc.edu

Karyn Ullman

Director of Development
Children’s Learning Institute
Phone: 713-500-3746
Email: Karyn.Ullman@uth.tmc.edu

School of Biomedical Informatics

Judy E. Young

Director of Development
Phone: 713-500-3901
Email: Judy.E.Young@uth.tmc.edu

School of Dentistry

Office of Development
Phone: 713-486-4386
Email: utsd@uth.tmc.edu

Elizabeth C. Ashmore

Assistant Director of Development
Phone: 713-486-4381
Email: Elizabeth.C.Ashmore@uth.tmc.edu

Melinda Hinojosa

Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 713-500-4386
Email: Melinda.T.Hinojosa@uth.tmc.edu

School of Public Health

Brittany C. Kusay

Development Specialist
Phone: 713-500-9018
Email: Brittany.C.Kusay@uth.tmc.edu

School of Nursing

Amanda Kaplon

PARTNERS, Program Coordinator
Phone: 713-500-2003
Email: Amanda.Kaplon@uth.tmc.edu