Planning Council

The Planning Council provides general oversight to the Reentry Roundtable and assures that the Roundtable's work is consistent with its mission and vision.

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

Michelle Collins

Planning Council Chair
Michelle Collins, MA, LPC, MPA
Integral Care

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Planning Council Vice Chair
Mia Greer, RN, BSN, CLIA
Community Coalition for Health

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RAP Representative
Carl F. Hunter II, M.Div
Recovery People

Helen Gaebler

Planning Council Past Chair
Helen Gaebler, JD
UT School of Law

Nominating Committee

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Nominating Co-Chair
Jennifer Tucker
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas

Kelly Hogue, Alan Williams, and Marissa Latta

Nominating Co-Chair
Marissa Latta
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

Planning Council Members

David Clauss
American YouthWorks 

Sherri Cogbill
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Darla Gay
Travis County District Attorney’s Office

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

Kimberly Pierce
Travis County Justice Planning

Jaime Rodriguez, RAC, FBOP
Federal Bureau of Prisons

Reggie Smith
Community Representative

Sandra Smith, Ph.D.
Via Hope

Don Tracy, Ph.D.
Austin Community College

Louella Tate, Ph.D.
Community Representative

Kenneth Thompson
Texas Department of Family & Protective Services

Peter Valdez, LMSW
City of Austin Community Court

Bree Williams, LMSW
Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO)

Advocacy Fellow
Laurie Pherigo

Leadership Austin Executive Fellow
Hank Perret

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 the Nominating Committee Co-Chairs at Jennifer.Tucker@goodwillcentraltexas.org or MLatta@trla.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:

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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