June 3, 2021
CommUnityCare Health Centers welcomes Tara Trower as our new chief strategy officer (CSO) effective June 14, 2021. As CSO, Trower will assist CommUnityCare in leading and advancing strategic initiatives and planning efforts, overseeing community engagement and communications, expanding the development and philanthropy footprint, and continuing to foster strong relationships with community partners.
Trower brings more than 20 years of experience in communications and operations and is a highly regarded, data-driven leader. She most recently served as the chief of staff for The University of Texas at Austin’s senior vice president and chief financial officer, where she planned and managed strategic initiatives for a portfolio of 44 operational units and consulted on communications and media relations strategy for several departments. Trower also spent more than 18 years as a journalist, covering education, politics, government and community issues in Central Texas, most notably as senior editor for opinion and commentary (Viewpoints) for the Austin American-Statesman.
“We are very much looking forward to Trower joining our team as we continue our mission to strengthen the health and well-being of the communities we serve, working diligently to increase health equity within the medically underserved communities of Austin and surrounding counties,” CommUnityCare CEO Jaeson Fournier said.