August 7, 2013
The Central Health Board of Managers accepted Wednesday the appointment of William “Kirk” Kuykendall, J.D. to the board. The Austin City Council and Travis County Commissioners Court last week named Mr. Kuykendall as their joint appointee to the board. Mr. Kuykendall fills an unexpired term vacated by Anthony Haley earlier this year.
“It’s truly an honor to become a member of the Central Health board. To be in the position to create the policies that will guide Central Texas toward better health is a great privilege, and I can’t wait to get to work. With my knowledge of the local programs, systems and other entities, as well as my relationships with the other board members, I trust my participation will prove to be a asset to this essential organization,” Mr. Kuykendall said.
Kirk Kuykendall was previously Vice Chair of CommUnityCare’s Board of Directors and has been a board member since 1997. He has a private law practice, specializing in health law, medical liability, personal injury, civil litigation and mediation, and has been a public attorney including the State of Texas Attorney General’s Office. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Southern University and received his law degree from Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Kirk Kuykendall has a long history of supporting the delivery of quality healthcare to the underserved, including service on the Brackenridge Hospital Board of Directors and St. David’s Hospital Health Care Foundation. For this and many other community service roles, he is a recipient of the City of Austin’s Distinguished Service Award and the City of Austin’s Certificate of Appreciation for service.