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Leadership

Kathleen Baireuther

Kathleen Baireuther

Chair

Kathleen has spent her career at the intersection of the public and private sectors in a wide range of contexts, including consulting, academia, think tanks and large corporations. She brings professional experience in technology commercialization strategy, community and economic development, transportation and mobility, and public-private partnerships.

As a Business Fellow at Breakthrough Energy, Kathleen has worked with early-stage climate technology startups committed to decarbonization at scale. Previously, she led business strategy and operations for Ford’s autonomous vehicle division and held positions at the Rocky Mountain Institute, the Austin Technology Incubator, and the Austin Chamber of Commerce. She earned her MA from the University of Cambridge and her BA from the University of Virginia.

JP Eichmiller

JP Eichmiller

Treasurer

JP Eichmiller is the Senior Director of Strategy and Information Design for Central Health, the public healthcare district serving the residents of Travis County, Texas. His responsibilities include leading the organization’s data collection, evaluation and reporting efforts, as well as developing partnerships and initiatives to support the health needs of Travis County’s low-income and uninsured population—including transportation barriers. JP’s recent work includes standing up a ride share program for patients with complex medical conditions and partnering with local agencies to deliver food boxes to quarantined Covid-19 patients. Prior to coming to Central Health, JP worked as a journalist and editor for newspapers in Colorado and Texas. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University.

Andrew Levack

Andrew Levack

Past Chair

Andrew Levack is a Senior Program Officer for St. David’s Foundation. Andrew leads the Foundation’s work on the issues of Aging in Place and Teen Pregnancy Prevention. Andrew has 25 years of public health experience as an educator, trainer, researcher, manager, philanthropic advisor and organizational leader. A native of Austin, Andrew began his career by addressing teenage pregnancy prevention for the Austin Health Department. Since then, Andrew’s career has led him to live and work in over 20 countries throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America. During his tenure at EngenderHealth, Andrew served in several leadership roles including Regional Programs Advisor for Asia, Director of the Global Men As Partners (MAP) Program, and Director of U.S. Programs. Before joining St. David’s Foundation, Andrew was Director of U.S. Programs for Promundo, and international non-profit organization that was founded in Brazil. Andrew holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Washington.

David Chincanchan

David Chincanchan

Board Member

David Chincanchan is a community advocate and organizer from Dove Springs with professional experience in public policy and political campaigns. He has worked on federal and local races, including multiple public transportation bond initiatives. He has also worked with the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program and helped bring together a coalition of local leaders to conduct Census outreach in hard-to-count communities in Travis County. David currently serves as Senior Policy Advisor to an Austin City Council Member and focuses on improving access to affordable housing, reliable transit, and economic opportunity in underserved communities. He passionately advocates for workers’ rights and was elected by his fellow union members to serve on the Executive Board of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local #1624. David also works to improve representation of Latinx communities at all levels of government. He is the former Chair of the Austin Tejano Democrats and was recently elected to represent the statewide Hispanic Caucus on the Executive Committee of the Texas Democratic Party. David is proud to have attended Austin ISD public schools and to be a first-generation college graduate. He holds degrees in Government and Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

Quincy Dunlap

Quincy Dunlap

Board Member

Quincy Dunlap has spent the last twenty plus years working tirelessly for the advancement of underserved, underrepresented and under resourced communities. Through various leadership roles at renowned non-profits, developing and implementing strategic programming, serving on boards and committees, and partnering with entities in the public and private sectors, Quincy has solidified himself as a dynamic and inspirational leader, with an unwavering commitment and passion for service and impact. Quincy earned his B.A. in Political Science from Lincoln University of Missouri and his Master of Education degree from William Woods University. He has also completed Executive Training Certificate Programs with the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, Boston College Carrol Scholl of Management-Center for Corporate Citizenship, Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and the NUL/Duke University’s Corporate Education -Emerging Leaders Program. Quincy Dunlap is a devoted husband to his wife and father to his three children who are the apple of his eye. His life is lead by the purpose God moves him to daily.

Gretchen Flatau

Gretchen Flatau

Board Member

Gretchen Flatau, a retired veteran of the not-for-profit world, currently serves as Vice Chair of the Austin Commission on Aging. She chairs the Commission’s Housing Working Group. Additionally, Gretchen is Vice Chair of the Project Connect Community Advisory Committee that is responsible for advising the Austin Transit Partnership and the City of Austin on how $300 million in anti-displacement funds should be spent.

Gretchen has an MPA from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin. She started her career as a community organizer in Boston public housing. After moving back to Austin in 1986, she served as program director, development director or executive director at multiple local and statewide nonprofit organizations—all focused on making our communities better places to live and work. During the last 12 years of her paid career, Gretchen contributed as a nonprofit management consultant and an Interim Executive Director with a focus on improving how npo’s function and thrive. In that capacity she worked with a number of local organizations including Austin Tenants Council, College Houses, Waller Creek Conservancy (now Waterloo Greenway), Austin Parks Foundation, YouthLaunch (now Urban Roots) and others

Martin Kareithi

Martin Kareithi

Board Member

Martin Kareithi is the Program Manager- Systemwide Accessibility for CapMetro where he oversees compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ensures accessibility across all agency programs and services. He is the agency’s community engagement liaison to organizations serving the needs of persons with disabilities and older adults. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and is a graduate of Leadership Austin. Martin serves on the City of Austin’s Commission on Seniors and on the Community Advisory Board for Austin PBS- KLRU.

John-Michael Vincent Cortez

John-Michael Vincent Cortez

Board Member Emeritus

John-Michael Vincent Cortez currently serves as the Government and Community Affairs Manager at Google Fiber. Mr. Cortez grew up working in his family’s restaurants in Austin, was previously employed as a consultant at an Austin-based business development firm, co-founded and ran a local, small business in the construction industry, served as Outreach Director for the Office of Congressman Lloyd Doggett, managed the Community Involvement Team for Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and served as Special Assistant for Mayor Steve Adler. Mr. Cortez also currently serves on the Advisory Councils for the Sustainable Food Center, Junior League of Austin, and The University of Texas at Austin’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement; and on the Board of Directors of the Center for Public Policy Priorities. A life-long resident of Central Texas, John-Michael earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business from The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Science in Community and Regional Planning from UT’s School of Architecture.