Rebuilding Together Austin (RTA) is a non-profit organization that provides free critical health and safety repairs for low-income, disabled, and veteran homeowners at no cost using the services of volunteers and contractors.
Cindy Lee founded Rebuilding Together Austin in April 2013, and has since served as Executive Director.
Prior to founding the Austin affiliate, Cindy became familiar with the organization’s missions and values as Program and Development Director at Rebuilding Together Sacramento for nearly nine years. After moving to Austin, she expanded her nonprofit resume at Meals on Wheels Central Texas as the Home Repair Program Manager.
Cindy holds a Master of Social Work degree from University of Michigan, along with a dual bachelor's degree in psychology and Spanish from Grand Valley State University.
Lesley Khan-Farooqi is an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Augustine teaching within the Occupational Therapy Program. Lesley graduated from Washington State University with her Bachelors in Biology and Psychology, before pursing her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis.
Lesley has been an occupational therapist for 8 years, working with individuals across the lifespan to improve their independence and participation in their daily activities.
Matt Malcom is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with 20 years of experience working on all types of tax credit-financed transactions. Matt's clients have included real estate developers (affordable, market rate, and commercial), non-profits, state and local governments, and financial institutions.
In December 2010, Matt formed Malcom Accounting Services, LLC, to provide accounting and consulting services to his clients. His extensive experience and sharp financial acumen is especially useful in fulfilling his role as Board Treasurer on the RTA Board of Directors.
Mark McGuire joined the Rebuilding Together Austin Board of Directors in 2018.
Mark recently moved to the Austin area from Houston and is now owner & President of Good Neighbor Management, a local heating/air-conditioning company. He has been affiliated with Rebuilding Together since 2004 where he served as a Board Director for Rebuilding Together Houston.
Mark received his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University & his Master of Business Administration degree from Abilene Christian University.
A seasoned engineering professional with over 30 years of hands-on expertise as a leader in project management, software development, systems engineering, and information technology integration, Daryl Flaming brings his demonstrated experience in defining and overseeing projects and resources as a Board of Directors volunteer at Rebuilding Together Austin.
Since 2008, Daryl has served as Sales Senior Engineer at InterSystems Corporation.
Albert Allen joined the Rebuilding Together Austin Board of Directors in 2018.
Albert is a fourth generation Austinite and a Realtor with Green City Realty, a boutique residential real estate firm in Austin, Texas. He also serves on the Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR) Foundation board, which sets philanthropic goals for the real estate profession. Albert’s love for the City of Austin and its people motivates him to seek opportunities to serve, collaborate, and educate the community.
Albert received his undergraduate degree in Agricultural Business and Management and master’s degree in Land Use Management and Development from Texas State University in San Marcos. Albert also holds a LEED accreditation from the US Green Build Council.
Eric Gaylord joined the Rebuilding Together Austin Board of Directors in 2018.
Eric grew up in Nacogdoches Texas. After receiving a degree from Stephen F Austin State University Eric moved to Austin in the mid 90’s. Over the past 25 yrs Eric has been very active in building companies in the IT and Media sectors of Austin, but his passion has always been in home building and remodeling. In 2014 Eric joined on with Sierra Homes Project and Design as the Senior Project Manager. This change in career path introduced Eric to philanthropy projects such as Rebuilding Together Austin and other organizations in the community.
With combined expertise from past experiences Eric hopes to help in the success of the Board and the overall organization of Rebuilding Together Austin.
Amanda Garcia joined the Rebuilding Together Austin Board of Directors in 2018. Though the growth Austin continues to gain, Amanda knows the importance of helping others who may not be as fortunate. Serving as a board member with RTA, Amanda is able to give back and make a difference.
Amanda was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She brings broad experience across multiple areas of property management/real estate (affordable, senior & student housing, residential, multi-family, etc.).