Meet VECINA’s CEO and Board of Directors, a group of zealous advocates who have a vision to empower others in the fight against injustice.
Lindsay G. GrayChief Executive Officerlindsay@vecina.org(512) 856-4899
Lindsay Gray is the CEO of VECINA and based in Austin, Texas. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law for Washington University in St. Louis. She regularly teaches and speaks about immigration and asylum law, including at the AILA National Annual Asylum Conference, AILA Chicago, AILA North Carolina, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and others.
Kate Lincoln-GoldfinchPresident, Board of Directorskate@lincolngoldfinch.com(512) 599-8500
Kate is a zealous advocate for immigrant rights, and was a finalist this year for the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce Changemaker Award. She regularly speaks to the public about immigration law related issued, including being the keynote speaker in 2018 for the Equal Justice Works Conference, as well as appearing on Rachel Maddow to speak out regarding family separation.
Karen CrawfordTreasurer, Board of Directorskaren@karencrawfordlaw.com(512) 494-8100
Karen brings many years of experience in running immigration-related organizations, both in the nonprofit and private practice worlds. Karen currently sits on the City of Austin Commission on Immigrant Affairs and has served as chair. Previously, Karen served as the Legal Director and then Interim Executive Director for what is now knows as American Gateways, one of Austin’s most well known immigrant rights nonprofits. She has also taught at Immigration Law Clinic for the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
Kristy Garza RobinsonSecretary, Board of Directors
Kristy Garza Robinson, a third-generation Mexican American from South Texas, is cofounder of 58, a ministry created to help resource the church and other organizations that desire systemic and racial justice. She is also a co-author of the book Hermanas. Kristy is passionate about advocating for those on the margins and seeking to help people integrate all of who they are into their calling, especially their ethnic identity. Kristy has a Masters in Global Leadership from Fuller Seminary.