New AustinUP Board Members and Roles

AustinUP is truly fortunate to have such an outstanding Board of Directors. Today, we are happy to announce some new roles and new faces.

Dr. Mark Carlson (Geriatrician and Founder/Director of Be Well MD) now serves as Chair. Cyndi Cummings (owner, Cummings Realty Associates and community advocate for older adults) is our new Vice Chair. Margo Weisz (Partner, City Lights Group and Project Director of the 2012-13 Mayor’s Task Force on Aging) is our Secretary/Treasurer. Angela Atwood, our former Chair, continues to serve on the Board.

We also welcome new Board members Charles Curry and Carl Angel.

Charles Curry is a retired city manager with more than 25 years of experience in Texas cities.  After leaving his position as the Budget Director for the City of Austin, he worked as a consultant for federal, state and local government agencies in performance management, assisting with the development of long-range plans, defining and building cohesiveness around a common purpose and the development of performance metrics. Since his retirement from the consulting firm, Mr. Curry has remained active in the community as a volunteer.  He is currently the President of Austin Prime Timers and Co-Chair of the LGBT Coalition on Aging.

Carl Angel spent almost 40 years working at large corporations. After retirement in 2003, he began a volunteer role as CEO of a large non-profit clinic in Round Rock. In 2007, he merged that clinic into a rapidly growing Federally Qualified Health Clinic Organization where he became employed as Interim Chief Operating Officer and then as Chief Strategic Planning Officer until 2010. From 2010 thru 2014, he served as Executive Director of the Integrated Care Collaboration (ICC) and helped reorganize it and drive the building of one of the country’s largest and most successful Health Information Exchange Systems.

Carl also served as volunteer Executive Director of HAND, providing home health aides to more than 500 people from January through July of 2016.  He led its stabilization and reorganization and a successful merger into Meals on Wheels Central Texas.

Carl remains active in the community with a focus on innovation and delivery of holistic services to the elderly or disabled (and their pets) and promotes emerging technologies as an integral component of those services. He serves on the Board of El Buen Samaritano, where he chairs its Clinic Quality Committee and serves on its Governance Committee and is President of the Board of the Texas Renal Coalition.

Thank you, all, for  helping to raise the profile of older adults in our community!