About the Junior Executive Board
The Junior Executive (“JREX”) Board’s mission is to develop the potential of young men and women for nonprofit experience and leadership through effective training, community activity, advocacy, and volunteerism. The JREX Board fulfills this mission by having its members promote peer-to-peer outreach through Neon Pink events that, in turn, build awareness and visibility for the Affiliate among a young adult demographic.
We’re Looking for New Members!
Interested in joining the JREX Board? JREX Board members are expected to attend bimonthly board meetings, support Neon Pink events, participate in Komen Greater CETX’s annual MORE THAN PINK Walks, and serve a maximum of three consecutive one-year terms. It’s a great opportunity to gain board and nonprofit experience while networking with other young professionals and giving back to your community.
Lindsey Wrinkle – President
Lindsey Wrinkle graduated from Texas Tech University with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and MBA with a focus in entrepreneurship before relocating to Austin to begin her surprising career in healthcare with St. David’s HealthCare. Beginning at Heart Hospital of Austin as an administrative assistant who “wore all of the hats,” Lindsey has worked in several positions and multiple hospitals. She was promoted to Director of Contracts for St. David’s HealthCare in 2018. Prior to working in healthcare, Lindsey held positions in a variety of different fields, including working for a local school district and provided business counseling for entrepreneurs within Lubbock County. She has previously served on the board of Young Women’s Alliance and Young Women’s Alliance Foundation, captained a HeartWalk team for American Heart Association for seven consecutive years, and enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her only fur-baby, Ringo Starr.
Alex Guilbeau – Secretary
Alex Guilbeau is an Associate at Dimensional Fund Advisors, supporting financial advisors and wealth managers around the country to provide the best financial solutions for their clients. Prior to this role, she worked at a small, local, private placement financial firm, supporting 1,000+ investors and creating unique marketing content. She hopes to help people achieve peace of mind with their finances so they can focus on more important things in life such as friends and family. Alex is passionate about the mission of Susan G. Komen and is excited to support this organization and the community in which it serves. A native Austinite, Alex graduated with a BBA in Marketing from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, and is deeply ingrained in the Austin community. In her free time, Alex enjoys exploring her city, traveling, cooking, and exercising.
Kathleen Brennan – Parliamentarian
Kathleen grew up in Westlake in Austin. She got her Bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University and currently works as a Marketing Coordinator at AQUILA Commercial. Kathleen is involved with Komen because at age 23 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and wants to do whatever she can to bring awareness and advocate for women who have been and will be in her shoes. Having gone through breast cancer herself, she can’t imagine not having insurance and not being able to pay for necessary diagnostics or treatments, so she thinks that Komen is incredibly important in that they help out those who can’t afford it on their own.
Claire Spera – Social Media & Education Chair
Claire is the director of communications and patient care coordinator for breast reconstruction surgeon Dr. Christine Fisher. A native of Santa Barbara, California, Claire moved to Austin in 2010 initially to work at The University of Texas in editing, marketing, and public relations. In 2014, at the age of 27, she was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. She joined the staff of her reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Fisher, after completing treatment. Claire is very active in the breast cancer community, particularly as a volunteer for Austin’s Breast Cancer Resource Center, as a member of the New York–based breast cancer organization Young Survival Coalition, and as a trained Young Advocate with Philadelphia-based Living Beyond Breast Cancer. As Dr. Fisher’s patient care coordinator, Claire enjoys connecting breast cancer patients with free resources in the community, from financial and insurance assistance to support groups and help with everyday tasks. She is a staunch believer that no one should face breast cancer alone. In her role as communications director, Claire leads the practice’s community outreach efforts and manages the website and social media presence. She has a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Southern California. When she’s not at the office, Claire spends her time teaching and performing flamenco dance, which she has done for more than 24 years, and writing about the arts for publications including the Austin American-Statesman and Arts+Culture Texas.
Zach Schultz – Recruitment Chair
Zach Schultz is a Senior Financial Analyst at Dell Technologies in Investor Relations. At Dell, Zach completed the two-year Finance Development Program, and he leads Dell Finance Recruiting at UT. Zach is a graduate of The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, and received a BBA degree in Business Honors and Supply Chain Management with a minor in African studies. While at UT, he served for three years on the executive board of a nonprofit, Students for Wema. This organization focused on building a microenterprise bakery in Bukembe, Kenya, to support women within that community and the children at Wema Children’s Center orphanage. He has also held leadership roles within the McCombs School of Business, including executive board Careers Director for The Undergraduate Business Council. Zach is passionate about serving the Austin community and has been an active supporter of Susan G. Komen for years. He is currently an Austin Alumni Chair for the Business Honors Program at UT. Zach was born and raised in Austin and has been working in the tech industry there since graduating from UT. In his spare time Zach loves to be outside, hike the Greenbelt, venture through Austin’s best restaurant list, spend time with family, and travel.
Carlton Allen is the Program Director for various cancer projects at UT Health Science Center at Tyler. Mr. Allen holds a B.S. in Health Professions from Grand Valley State University and an M.S. in Health Sciences from the University of Texas at Tyler. He currently holds a Certified Community Health Worker (CHW) credentialing and also has his Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certificate. He is the Healthcare council chair for the East Texas Human Needs Network and currently is a member of their board. He is also a member of American Cancer Society (ACS) Volunteer Leadership Council (VLC) of Smith County, currently servicing as the vice president. Carlton comes with experience in community health promotion and cancer prevention. His healthcare philosophy is to provide an equitable level of care to all patients through community education, wellness and prevention, and planning.
Originally from Northwest Oklahoma, Audra graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She has been in banking for 26 years and is currently an Administrative Assistant for Wells Fargo Central Texas Region. Audra supports three District Managers and 29 branches, providing support for daily calls and monthly meetings. Outside of work she is involved in volunteering with Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, Komen Greater CETX’s MORE THAN PINK Walk in Austin, and enjoys spending time with family and friends and cooking.
Rachel Carson is the Associate Director of Development in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Since joining the Cockrell School in 2016, she has raised more than $4 million in private philanthropic funds from alumni of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. Prior to joining the Cockrell School, Rachel was the Assistant Director of Development in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University, where she raised more than $2 million and developed her expertise in the oil and gas industry. In addition to internships with the Ovarian Cancer Institute and Prevent Cancer Foundation, Rachel began her fundraising career as a volunteer in the world’s largest student-run philanthropy—Penn State’s Dance Marathon (THON). In her four years as a student volunteer, THON raised more than $34 million for pediatric cancer care, research, and awareness. Rachel has since dedicated her time as a volunteer to fighting, preventing and researching cancer. Rachel is a 2014 highest honors graduate of the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University.
Sydney is the Events Manager at Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC), an independently funded and operated 501(c)3 nonprofit responsible for promoting Texas as a premier business location.
Sydney coordinates the logistics for a robust program of national and international investment attraction missions, industry events, and other signature initiatives, while also managing expectations for all stakeholders including investing organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and privately funded enterprises throughout the state. Sydney’s background working with various for-profit and nonprofit organizations has allowed her to manage everything from small executive retreats to community-wide events hosting more than 30,000 people, transforming each event into a messaging platform. Originally from Colorado, Sydney makes her home in Austin and has a passion for philanthropic causes as well as traveling, running, and cooking.
Amanda McCann grew up in North Austin and attended Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth. After graduating with a Finance and Accounting degree from the Neeley School of Business, she moved back to Austin to be near family and start her career. She has spent her career in healthcare at St. David’s and Austin Cancer Center. Currently, she is the Director of Finance for HCA Central West Texas Division (aka St. David’s Healthcare in Austin). Outside of work, Amanda has a passion for ensuring her community has access and resources for healthcare. She is involved in The Missy Project, a local nonprofit focused on Brain Aneurysm Disease screenings in Central Texas adolescences. Amanda is excited to expand her presence in the community with the Susan G. Komen Jr. Executive Board. In her downtime Amanda loves to work out, cook, and travel with her husband, Chuck, and play outside with their two fur-babies, Camo and Bruce.
Anna is the Internal Audit Senior at Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. Prior to this, Anna was an Audit Senior with Deloitte and Touche, LLP, where she served clients in a variety of industries including, higher education, power and utilities, and non-profit. Anna is originally from Indianapolis and graduated from Indiana University with an M.S. in Accountancy. Since moving to Austin in 2016 she enjoys hiking the Greenbelt, hanging out at Ladybird Lake, and trying new cuisine.
Ryan Urias, a third-generation Austinite, serves as a Senior Sales Manager with Hilton Hotels. While earning his B.S. in Applied Sociology degree from Texas State University, he stepped into hotels to indulge his love of travel which has led to a career in hospitality. Ryan’s expertise is in events and sales optimization through analyzing leads, representing the hotel in a the development of market segments and new customer relationships while maintaining existing partnerships with assigned accounts while consistently striving to maximize revenue. He is an advocate for Austin serving in the Austin Hospitality and Lodging Association, Austin Chamber of Commerce and American Hospitality and Lodging Association.
Ryan has been involved with Susan G. Komen for several years in multiple capacities, most recently as the Volunteer Committee Chair for the 2019 MORE THAN PINK Walk. He is truly humbled to be a part of a tremendous organization that makes such an impact to men and women in the community. Outside of work, Ryan can found engaged in his volunteer efforts, riding his motorcycle, trying a new whiskey, and enjoying time with friends and family.