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


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Social Impact Coordinator:  Mike Clawson




Racial Equity & Education Policy Lead:  Kazique J. Prince


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Connector of Unity Within the Community:  Vicki Cutherell





Community Liaison Catalyst:  Tinny Widjaja



Ruben Cantu



Social Innovation Changemaker:  Rubén Cantú




Citizen Discourse & Compassion 2020 Lead:  Karen Gross





Passionate Living Motivator:  Mara Karpel


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Offers & Needs Market Lead:  K. Stellar Dutcher


Brannon Veal     


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


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Creative Catalyst:  Vivian Best


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Compassionate Integrity Training Facilitator:  Michaela Maxwell


Clay Boykin     


Community Mobilizer:  Clay Boykin


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Huston-Tillotson University


May 11, 2020:  Compassionate Austin News!  Special Edition:  Showcasing Our Compassionate Austin Leadership Team!

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