Rhiannon Meyers Collette
Director of Journalism
Rhiannon provides strategic support and helps oversee the journalism portfolio.
A former journalist, Rhiannon worked in newsrooms across Texas, reporting from the front lines of natural disasters, chronicling the boom and bust of oil in the energy capital of the United States, examining the toll of public health crises in under-served regions and the big business of health care, and providing accountability and investigative reporting of government institutions across the state. She is the co-author of “Infinite Monster: Courage, Hope and Resurrection in the Face of One of America’s Largest Hurricanes”, a retelling of the devastation of Hurricane Ike, the worst natural disaster to strike Galveston in more than a century.
Following her journalism career, Rhiannon worked in health care communications, developing, overseeing and executing internal, external and executive communication strategies for Memorial Hermann, Houston’s largest not-for-profit hospital system. Before joining the Arnold Ventures journalism portfolio, she managed strategic communications for Arnold Ventures health care portfolio, with a distinct focus on driving evidence-based policy reform in the areas of drug prices, commercial sector prices, complex care, Medicare sustainability and low-value care.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas A&M University and lives in Houston with her husband, also a former journalist, and two sons.