December 16, 2021
AUSTIN — CommUnityCare Health Centers announced this month that Austin labor attorney Steven Garrett has been elected to its board of directors. Garrett is an associate with Boulette Golden & Marin and is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Garrett joined Boulette Golden & Marin in 2013, after three years with the City of Austin as prosecutor and then as an assistant city attorney. Since joining the firm, Garrett has represented clients in a variety of labor and employment issues, including negotiating initial collective bargaining agreements, litigating non-compete and trade secret matters, advising clients on work separation decisions, assisting with federal and state agency compliance and investigations, and of course, defending employment claims.
“I could not be more honored to join the board of CommUnityCare. Like for many people, COVID-19 was a catalyst for me to look around my community and see what I could do to help out,” Garrett said. “Learning about the invaluable service provided for low-income people in and around Travis County made me excited to join CommUnityCare in its vision to provide the right care, at the right time, at the right place.”
With more than 27 Central Texas locations, CommUnityCare is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides outpatient primary health care, dental care, pediatric, specialty care, lab, radiology including mammography, a full-service pharmacy and behavioral health services. CommUnityCare is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and is part of the nation’s vital safety net community health system, providing high quality care to underserved communities without regard to insurance status.
CommUnityCare is governed by the Central Texas Community Health Centers Board of Directors. As required by the Health Resources ServicesAdministration (HRSA), the FQHC board must be comprised of more than 51 percent patients of the health centers. In addition to its patient members, the CommUnityCare board represents a wide variety of community professions, including medicine, law, finance, technology and ministry.
“As a Community Health Center we rely on our patient majority Board of Directors to guide our work to improve health equity across Central Texans and especially for our neighbors who are low income. Steven is a welcome addition to our board and his wealth of legal knowledge and his passion for community service is an asset to CommUnityCare and the 123,000 plus patients we care for each year” said CommUnityCare Chief Executive Officer Jaeson Fournier.