Central Health Board of Managers members Clarke Heidrick and Lynne Hudson will continue their service with the organization after being reappointed to new four-year terms last week.
The Travis County Commissioners Court reappointed Heidrick on Tuesday, Dec. 10 to a fourth term on the Central Health Board of Managers. Heidrick is an original member of the Board of Managers, appointed by the Commissioners Court soon after the creation of Central Health in 2004. He served an initial one-year term before being reappointed in 2005 and again in 2009.
“I am excited about the great work being done at Central Health and I appreciate the County Commissioners allowing me to continue serving on the Board of Managers. With our new strategic plan and all of the projects we’re working on now, from the Community Care Collaborative to the new med school and teaching hospital, we have a lot of work to do,” Heidrick said.
Heidrick is an attorney with the firm of Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody where he has practiced law since 1977. He is involved in a variety of community organizations, including service as Chair of the Board of Shivers Cancer Foundation, Chair of the Board of the Rebekah Baines Johnson Center, and as a Trustee of the Headliners Foundation. He previously served as Chair of the Board of Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Executive Chair of the Board of St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Chair of the Board of the United Way Capital Area and Co-Chaired the 2008-2009 United Way Campaign, and as President of Austin Area Research Organization. The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce also recently named Heidrick as Austinite of the Year for 2013.
The Austin City Council reappointed Lynne Hudson on Thursday, Dec. 12 to her second term on the Central Health Board of Managers. She was originally appointed in 2011 to fulfill an unexpired term vacated by a retiring board member.
“I’m grateful to the City Council for appointing me to a new term on the board. The role of Central Health is vital to all members of our community. We have many important projects ahead with new opportunities for clinical care improvements and increased access. We have a renewed focus on providing higher quality medical and behavior health care, with better cost efficiency. Over the next four years I will be committed to continue this trend of improving the quality of life for all Travis County residents,” Hudson said.
Ms. Hudson’s professional career is focused on public health and community based nursing. Her medical expertise is in gynecology and general women’s health as a Women’s Health Care Advanced Nurse Practitioner, which she still practices as a volunteer and as a consultant.
Ms. Hudson is an active community supporter, previously participating in a March of Dimes prematurity prevention task force, volunteering with Circle of Health International, and as a medical and educational volunteer for numerous humanitarian relief efforts, both domestic and foreign. She is also a past member of the Board of Directors of Brackenridge Hospital (now University Medical Center Brackenridge), a former member of the Board of Directors for Austin Recovery, a founding member of the Texas Nurse Practitioner Association and a founding member of the Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice.
The nine-member, all-volunteer Board of Managers governs Central Health. The Austin City Council and the Travis County Commissioners Court each appoints four of the members. Both governmental bodies jointly appoint the ninth member. The initial terms of the managers were staggered so that, as near as possible, one-fourth of the members’ terms expire each year. All appointees to the board serve four-year terms.