Announcement: Scheduled Opening August 2018

1213 Sabine Street, Austin, Texas 78701

About

Rhonda Patrick has been appointed permanent Executive Director beginning January 2, 2018. Staff will be hired in the late spring of 2018 for a scheduled opening in early summer. The center will be staffed 24/7 by qualified professionals.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Rhonda Patrick

Former CEO of Behavioral Health Alliance of Texas, Inc. with a Masters in Social Work & Public Administration

BOARD PRESIDENT

Nancy Hohengarten JD

Travis County Court at Law #5 Presiding Judge

BOARD VICE PRESIDENT

Andy Brown JD

Owner and founder of The Brown Law Firm, PLLC

BOARD SECRETARY

William (Bill) Brice

Vice President of Operations for the Downtown Austin Alliance

BOARD TREASURER

Douglas Smith

Policy Analyst with the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition

INTERIM EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT

Carol Drennan

Board Members

Margaret Gomez

Commissioner of the Travis County Commissioner’s Court, Precinct #4

Craig Moore JD

Assistant District Attorney with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.

Jana Ortega

Sole practitioner and founder of Ortega, PLLC

Steve Strakowski, MD

Inaugural Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.

Mayor ProTem Kathie Tovo

Represents Austin City Council District 9

Christopher Ziebell, MD

is currently Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Dell Seton Medical Center.

Ex-Officio Members

Roger Jefferies

designee for Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt.

Rey Arellano

designee for Austin Interim City Manager Elaine Hart

Justin Newsom

designee for Austin Interim Chief of Police Brian Manley

Jasper Brown

designee for Austin/Travis County EMS Chief Ernesto Rodriguez

Stephanie Hayden

Interim Director for Austin Public Health Department

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