About the Austin Chapter
Austin Amigos Board of Directors 2012-2013
- Co-President: Ann S. Graham
Mother of Merek Johnson, 2009 Volunteer in Dominican Republic and current co-training director of the Boston AMIGOS Chapter. Ann is a community and arts activist with over 25 years of experience working in the social profit arena, including co-founding First Night Austin's premiere event in December 2005. She has served in leadership roles for Hyde Park Neighborhood Association, for Lee Elementary, Kealing Middle School and LASA High School and currently serves on the Board of AMIGOS, Creative Action and Liveable City. Her focus on community engagement is integral to building meaningful partnerships that strengthen organizational development.
- Co-President: Becky Bingman
Mother of Michela Garrison, 2008 Volunteer in La Paz, Honduras.
Mother of Avery Ashwill, 2010 Volunteer in Dominican Republic.
- Treasurer: Linda Piefer
- Family Communications Coordinator: Judy Hipp
- Paperwork Coordinator:
Darien Clary (Oaxaca, Mexico 1996 volunteer)
Studied Biology and Spanish at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and then received her Master’s degree in Public Health at UT in August of 2008. Prior to moving to Austin, she was a project manager for the Center of Environment, Economy, and Society at Columbia University working on community-based initiatives in the Dominican Republic (that was much more like AMIGOS work!). Currently she works as the Sustainability Coordinator for the Austin Community College District.
- Web/SalesForce Manager: Agnes Ho (Oaxaca,
Mexico 2006 volunteer)
Graduated from UT Austin in 2008. Now works as an ICU nurse in Houston, TX.
- AISD Liaison: Robert Gibbons
Has taught Spanish for 30 years in Texas public schools. Now teaches in Austin ISD.
- Legal Counsel: Lynn
Mother of Isaac Levy-Rubinett, Honduras 2011 volunteer. Currently works as an attorney and is a mother to three children, ages 22, 19, and 14 and wife to Rick Levy.
- Luminaria Coordinator: Jenny Sparks
- Alumni Outreach: Allison
Previously worked with the Correspondent Volunteer Program and Gap Year Program at the International Headquarter in Houston. Now works in fundraising and marketing with the American Cancer Society. Enjoys running, swimming, paddle boarding, baking, cooking, and exploring Austin!
Training Director: Chloe Hamilton (Cuzco, Peru 2012 Volunteer)
Now studies in UT Austin.
Assistant Training Director: Jonathan Lehrmann (Costa Rica 2008 and Cocle, Panama 2009 Volunteer)
Currently a junior at UT Austin. He volunteers with YoungLife at Reagan High School where he also has a part-time job. He also has another part-time job at SRD (Scottish Rite Dormitory, an off-campus girls' dorm) as a waiter. He has been in BYX (Beta Upsilon Chi, the Christian Fraternity) for two years and is active in IM sports and in his church, The Austin Stone. Jonathan is an enthusiast of music, video games, philosophy, and theology.
Student Representative: Anna Danko (Nicaragua 2012 Volunteer)
Currently a junior at Round Rock High School.
Student Representative: Camila Kennedy (Oaxaca, Mexico 2012 Volunteer)
Camila is currently a senior at McCallum High.
- Student Representative: Diego Schubb (Cuzco, Peru 2012 Volunteer)
Advisory Board Members
- Douglas Alexander
- Adrienne Barnes
- Robert Barnes
- Laura Barnes
- Ellen Bond
- Luke Carriere
- Deborah Delgado
- Kristin Fischer
- James Isensee
- Rose Jennings
- Dawn and Fred Lewis
- Duane Mailman
- David Mathias
- Suzanne Schwartz
- Andrew Springer
- Blake Trabulsi
- Scott Wilson
Address:If you live outside the Austin area and are interested in AMIGOS, please visit amigoslink.org.
900 Broken Feather Trail #41
Pflugerville, TX 78660
Find us on facebook at facebook.com/austinamigos.