Meet the Team

At ReBirth Empowerment Education, we are all passionate about fulfilling our mission and making a difference in our community.

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Terri Altmann

Founder & CEO

Terri Altmann has more than 27 years of for-profit and nonprofit business experience. To achieve the organizations’ mission and objectives, she brings expertise in management, program development, educational training, and facilitation.  Attention to detail compliments her ability to secure and successfully manage federal grants and state contracts.

In the past two decades, she has established strategic alliances and partnerships creating opportunities within the communities she serves.  Terri is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Sadden by the continuous deterioration of resources, jobs, and youth activities in the Oak Cliff neighborhood where she grew up; she founded ReBirth Empowerment Education.  She uses her leadership skills to develop, implement, and grow programs that promote economic security; provide youth an opportunity to engage in meaningful work and to acquire assets that help their families support themselves and advance economically.  She uses her voice to advocate for change and promote social justice.

Board of Directors

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Shawn Walker

Vice Chair

Central South Carpenters Regional Council:  Local Union 429

Business Representative

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Kayla Barnes

Secretary

Blackbaud

Team Lead, Enterprise Segment, Business Development

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Gradlin Franks

Treasurer 

The Beck Group

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Kelly Kaufman

Kelly Kaufman

Director

Susan G. Koman

SR. Program Manager, Cause Marketing and Sponsorship

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Mike Landen

Director

Austin Bridge & Road

Vice President of Estimating