Our Team

Taty Harris-Simpson

Programs Coordinator

Tatyana Harris-Simpson

Taty Harris-Simpson serves as a Programs Coordinator at SAM, where she provide administrative support for a variety of client programs and services. She joined SAM in the beginning of 2023. Taty is a Christ follower, which is truly the root for everything that she does and strives for in life. Without this core value, life would seem impossible. Taty graduated from the University of North Texas in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences. While there, her main focuses were psychology, sociology, and social work. She was born and raised in Dallas but moved to Austin recently to be closer to her husband’s family, since he is a native Austinite. Taty loves to serve and help people become the best version of themselves they can possibly be. She has a well-versed background, from executive assistant to client relations, and all of those experiences help her in her current role at SAM.

Partners: Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Austin and Houston Chapters; Texas Hearing Aid Association

Husband Steven and Toby Wan-Kenobi (Fur Baby)

Outside of work, I love...
Playing Scrabble, reading, working out, cooking and eating

Assessments: ENFJ, Controller (Predictive Index)

Why I love association management: 
It’s really satisfying to help organizations develop and refine their voices and build community.

Favorite thing about working at SAM:
Being surrounded by people that inspire me to be great.

Favorite SAM Core Value: Stay curious