We ALL are Compassionate Austin.  So each person in Austin is a leader of this movement in their own right.  We invite you to recognize and own your role in practicing and strengthening compassionate action in our city.  Join the Compassionate Austin Co-op and identify that you are a champion of Compassionate Austin!  Explore this website and find multiple ways to express your commitment and support.  We welcome you!

The following people and higher education institution volunteer their time to oversee, represent, and provide specific leadership and support to the Compassionate Austin movement:




Founder & Director:  Lesa R. Walker, MD, MPH


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Social Impact Coordinator:  Mike Clawson


Ruben Cantu



Social Innovation Changemaker:  Rubén Cantú


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Offers & Needs Market Lead:  K. Stellar Dutcher


Brannon Veal     


Community Design and Innovation:  Brannon Veal, P.E.






Community Liaison Catalyst:  Tinny Widjaja


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Connector of Unity Within the Community:  Vicki Walsh-Cutherell


Vivian Best



Creative Catalyst:  Vivian Best


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Self-Care Activist:  Sandra Foreman


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Compassionate Integrity Training Lead:  Michaela Maxwell


Clay Boykin     

Community Mobilizer:  Clay Boykin



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Huston-Tillotson University



**If you are interested in volunteering in this capacity, please contact us at compassionateaustin@gmail.com.