Patricia “Trish” Young Brown, Chief Executive Officer, joined Thinkery on January 17, 2017. Trish has more than 20 years of experience leading multiple healthcare and community based organizations, most recently as President and CEO of Central Health, the Travis County Healthcare District created by the voters of Travis County in May of 2004. Trish is a long time member of the Austin Area Research Organization, a nonpartisan group of 100 community committed business leaders that champion regional solutions to regional challenges. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Denver. She is currently a part-time student at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest pursuing a Masters in Spiritual Formation (MSF) degree.
Devin Thomas, Director of Finance, has been working with nonprofit organizations across the country in the areas of finance and operations for more than fifteen years. Before he began working at Thinkery in 2014, he was the Director of Operations for Artspace, a visual arts center and artist studio building in Raleigh, NC where he led the organization to develop benchmarking and analytic tools for measuring performance and designed a three-year budget process. Prior to that position, Devin was the Business Director for InsightLA, a mindfulness meditation center in Los Angeles. Trained as an orchestral musician, Devin has a BS degree from Indiana University and began his career working in the administrative offices of symphony orchestras, serving for several years as the Executive Director of the Norwalk Symphony in Connecticut. When he is not at work, Devin enjoys cooking, listening to (and making) music and being a dad.
Jessica Campos Hernandez, Director of Development and Marketing, brings more than a decade of fundraising experience to Thinkery, having spent the last 12 years working in fundraising and development at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining Thinkery in 2017, she was a Major Gifts Officer at the Cockrell School of Engineering. Jessica holds a BBA in Marketing from McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. She enjoys spending her free time cooking, as well as traveling with her husband and twin boys.
Adrienne Barnett, Director of Learning Experiences, has more than 17 years of science education and museum administration experience working in science/children’s museums, including Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA and Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, CA. In 2015, she returned to her hometown of Austin to join Thinkery, bringing her passion for informal education and a commitment to community engagement. She’s been an Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Diversity & Leadership Fellow since 2010 and has a BS in Geology from the University of Texas, a Master of Museum Studies and Master of Business Administration from John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA. When not at work, she loves taking her son, daughter and dog hiking and swimming in her favorite childhood spots like Bull Creek and Lake Travis
2019-20 Executive Committee
Lisa Zapalac, Board President – Long-View Micro School
Richard McDonell, Past President – Mint Builders
Daniel Cooley, President-Elect – Silicon Labs
John Antonelli, Treasurer – Antonelli’s Cheese Shop
Michelle Moore Smith, Secretary – Jackson Walker
Members at Large
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