Announcing Our New Executive Director

by Marian Wu, Board President

Carolyn Schwarz, New RMHC Austin Executive Director

Carolyn Schwarz, New RMHC Austin Executive Director

We have some exciting news to share. Beginning October 14, Carolyn Schwarz will join our organization as its Executive Director, succeeding outgoing CEO Kent Burress. We appreciate Kent’s tenure with RMHC Austin; he has provided steady and compassionate leadership during a time of tremendous growth.

Carolyn brings in-depth experience working with healthcare and human services organizations in Central Texas and California. She comes to RMHC Austin after leading the innovative Health Alliance for Austin Musicians for nearly nine years. With a background in nonprofit management, health care and social work, Carolyn is poised to lead RMHC Austin. She shares our vision to serve our community by helping families face the burden of childhood illness together. As executive director, she will be responsible for program development, fundraising and operations, as well as more than 20 full-time and part-time employees of RMHC Austin.

Kent Burress will remain in the Ronald McDonald House Charities family as a consultant to RMHC Global, where he will help manage the implementation of an innovative energy program in more than 300 Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide.  His experience here in Austin has prepared him well for this new opportunity.

As we wish Kent well in his new venture, we invite you to join us in welcoming Carolyn Schwarz to RMHC Austin.

Click here to read the complete press release.

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