Christina Hernandez, She / She / Hers, Austin
Christina Hernandez is Managing Partner of Living In Recovery – an agency that works with an underfunded population providing an inclusive environment for individuals to receive intensive outpatient chemical addiction counseling and psychoeducational programs.
Christina holds a Master of Arts in Urban Planning and Development. His passion for planning has translated into 20 years of leading corporate operations specializing in ethical corporate governance and team leadership theory. Christina has extensive experience in strategic planning, direct annual budgeting and planning processes, and forecasting the organization’s financial performance against budget, financial and operational goals. She serves as the primary liaison with legal counsel to resolve legal issues, e.g. copyright, antitrust laws, governance instruments, partnerships, licensing, etc.
Christina is a longtime activist, volunteer and financial aid of HRC and its mission. She was a member of the board of directors and the executive committee as co-chair of PACE. She has held various roles at the local level on the HRC-Austin Steering Committee: Volunteer Engagement Co-Chair, PACE Co-Chair, Dinner Co-Chair, SC Co-Chair and Zone Representative. DC as well as the Texas State Legislature seeking support for Equality Act and other laws to promote full equality for the LGBTQIA + community.
She supports, through her volunteer work and as a donor, various organizations throughout the local community, including members of Human Rights Campaign- Federal Club Council, LifeWorks- Legacy Circle Founding Members, Out Youth, Aids Services of Austin and aGliff (all genres, lifestyles, and Identity Film Festival).