Planning Council

Planning Council's Role

The Planning Council provides general oversight to the Reentry Roundtable and assures that the Roundtable's work is consistent with its mission and vision. Guests are welcome to join for monthly Planning Council meetings, held on the second Monday of each month from 12:30-2pm. To attend, please register in advance via Zoom at https://bit.ly/PlanningCouncilMeetings.

The Planning Council's functions include:

  • Identifying, recruiting, and informing stakeholders
  • Palnning and executing Roundtable meetings and forums
  • Coordinating committees and workgroups
  • Developing strategies and action plans
  • Identifying goals and timelines
  • Ensuring outcomes are met
  • Providing fiscal oversight, including identifying and securing funding and other necessary resources.

Executive Committee

Donald-Tracy

Chair
Donald J. Tracy 
Austin Community College

Charles Moody zoomed

Vice Chair
Dr. Charles A. Moody, Jr.
The Rock ATX

Vice Chair – Jennifer Tucker; Goodwill Industries of Central Texas

Immediate Past Chair
Jennifer Tucker
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas

Joe Ramirez zoom

RAP Representative
Joe A. Ramirez
Texas Veterans Commission

Nominating Committee

Dr. Charles A. Moody, Jr.
The Rock ATX

Helen Gaebler, JD
UT School of Law

Planning Council Members

Carolyn Brown, LMSW
Travis County Correctional Facility

David Clauss, LMSW
American YouthWorks 

Helen Gaebler, JD
UT School of Law

Mia Greer, RN, BSN, CLIA
Community Coalition for Health

Darwin Hamilton
Community Representative

Carl F. Hunter II, M.Div
Building Promise USA

Marissa Latta
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

Katy Jo Muncie
Capital Area Private Defender Service

Rodolfo (Rudy) Pérez, Jr.
Travis County Adult Probation

Hank Perret
Community Representative

Kimberly Pierce
Travis County Justice Planning

Melissa Shearer, LBSW, JD
Travis County Mental Health Public Defender

Louella Tate, Ph.D.
Community Representative

Peter Valdez, LMSW
City of Austin Community Court

Alex Villarreal
Integral Care

Interested in Joining the Planning Council?

Membership in the Roundtable is open to organizations and individuals who confirm their interest in supporting our mission and work. If you are interested in membership, please contact info@reentryroundtable.org to learn more.

Meeting Minutes

Minutes are available online for monthly Planning Council meetings from the past 3-4 years:

Planning Council Member Interviews:

Reentry Advocacy Project gives that “Safe Place” feeling: An interview with Joe Ramirez

To Know Someone Personally Impacted Was a Wake-up Call for Me: An Interview with Laura Sovine

Laura Sovine, Past Chair, Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable Planning Council Director of Operations, Austin Recovery What brought you to this work? While I was in graduate school to be a therapist, my mom married a man with two sons in prison; one was incarcerated in Georgia and the other was in Huntsville, Texas. My mom …

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Success Means Having Room to Fail: An Interview with Kenneth Thompson

Kenneth Thompson, Member and Past Co-Chair, Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable Planning Council Fatherhood Program Specialist, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services   How long have you been involved with the Roundtable and what brought you to this work? I have been involved with the Reentry Roundtable since about two years after it began. I …

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Building Alliances is Critical in a Large State like Texas: An Interview with Helen Gaebler

Helen Gaebler, Past Chair, Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable Planning Council Senior Research Attorney, William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, UT School of Law   Tell me about your professional background. I grew up in Wisconsin and attended law school there. After graduating and clerking for a year at the Wisconsin Supreme Court, I …

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