The Special Events Team manages and supports all events for the Office of the President, Office of Development and Office of Public Affairs.
Manager of Special Events
Erin Kellar joined UTHealth in May of 2012 as the Manager of Special Events in the Office of Advancement. With her lead, the Special Events Team is responsible for developing, planning and executing a wide variety of special events for the UTHealth community. Erin has over 10 years’ experience in the special events industry, with the majority of her focus in the corporate and non-profit arenas. Erin attributes her professional success to her attention to detail, creative thinking and service-oriented attitude towards events. A graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Erin was born and raised in the Houston area.
Senior Coordinator of Special Events
Tracy Bowers joined UT Health as Senior Coordinator of Special Events in October 2013. With over 7 years of experience in the special events industry, she will contribute her expertise to ensure countless successful events to benefit the advancement of UT Health. Tracy brings with her a wealth of knowledge in event design, logistics management and customer service. The broad range of events she has produced includes weddings, corporate seminars, charitable galas and private social soirees. Born and raised in the Houston area, she is an enthusiastic fan of the Houston Texans. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.
Coordinator, Special Events
Natasha Helm moved to Houston from Austin, Texas to join UTHealth in September 2013. She earned a communications degree from The University of Texas at Austin. As a Special Events Coordinator she will be assisting with internal events through the Office of Public Affairs. Natasha has a wide spectrum of planning experience including creative design, event marketing, logistics, and execution. Her biggest accomplishments come from organizing nonprofit fundraising events with the Port O’Connor Chamber of Commerce. She implemented and directed the first annual POC 5K and annual Crawfish Fest and Cook-Off that help raise funds for park and beach beautification. During her free time she loves to spend time with her family fishing in the Gulf Coast.