The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is pleased to announce
that Kristin Houle has been selected as the organization's Executive
Director. Kristin was a 2007-2008 Soros Justice Fellow. Her 18-month
fellowship involved conducting public education around the intersection of
the death penalty and severe mental illness in Texas. Previously Kristin
served for five years as the Program Associate for Amnesty International
USA's Program to Abolish the Death Penalty in Washington DC. Kristin
currently serves on the board of The Journey of Hope.
Kristin has been involved with the human rights and anti-death penalty
movements since 1995. She also has held several volunteer leadership
roles with Amnesty International, including Student Area Coordinator and
State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator for Kentucky, and was active as
a board member and local chapter leader for the Kentucky Coalition to
Abolish the Death Penalty. Kristin is a graduate of the University of
Kentucky. She resides in Austin, Texas.
TCADP is a grassroots, state wide non-profit organization working to end
the use of capital punishment in the state of Texas. This marks the first
time that TCADP has hired someone as an Executive Director. Kristin
begins her duties on December 1, 2008.