Michael Haynes, Board President
Michael Haynes is Vice President of Business Development and Sales at Your6™. A builder of relationships and connector of people, Haynes is firmly entrenched in the Austin community with an extensive network of friends, business leaders, and other influencers.
He is responsible for making the initial introductions between Your6™ and potential partners in the business community, relying on his 30 years of experience in servicing relationships in Austin with the Capital Printing Company, which is a major sponsor of Habitat for Humanity.
Haynes is a member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and the Austin Gives Engagement Committee and was the recipient of the Austin Gives Volunteer of the Year award for 2016. He also serves on the board of Communities for Recovery and is passionate about working with people suffering from addiction.
Many of Haynes’ friends and family are in the military, giving him a firsthand account of the challenges many veterans face when leaving the armed forces. His son has served in the Navy for eight years, and many of his wife’s family members served as Marines in Desert Storm.
In a different life, Haynes raced cars and motorcycles and was a semi-professional skydiver for about seven years.
Lillian is a business adviser with more than 30 years of experience assisting small to medium businesses prosper by selecting and implementing business accounting tools based on their specific needs. Her specialty is in process workflow—helping companies gain efficiency in their operations.
Businesses seek her help when they have outgrown their basic accounting systems and are ready for a customized, robust solution. Lillian specializes in cloud and on-premise systems including Intacct, Traverse ERP and Open Systems.
Her clients say, “Lillian is my go-to person when it comes to accounting software. She has a deep knowledge of available options and takes the time to understand the needs of her clients,” “I found her to be of the highest integrity and extremely knowledgeable,” and “She is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure that her clients get exactly the solution they need.”
Outside the office, Lillian enjoys being active with others. Weekly country swing, two-step, and cajun are top favorite activities. She also is an avid hiker and enjoys backpacking experiences along the Appalachian Trail.
Scott Strehli, an Austin native, joined TRI in 2006 and became Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of TRI in November 2014. Prior to TRI, Mr. Strehli spent 11 years in several director and officer level positions in the airline and real estate industries and also lived in Russia overseeing the finance and accounting for a small technology company. Today, Mr. Strehli oversees the strategic direction of TRI and it’s 10 international subsidiaries as well as TRI’s real estate portfolio. He leads all commercialization efforts associated with internally developed products and services. Mr. Strehli is also currently the co-trustee of the TRI Thornton Foundation and Board Member of Communities for Recovery.
Tommy Ann Castille
Tommy Ann Castille has been a Communities for Recovery client since 2014, which has given her the opportunity to utilize the numerous programs that Communities for Recovery has to offer. She is truly honored to be servicing and giving back to the place that has been an intricate part of making her recovery journey a success.
As a person in long-term recovery, giving back to the Austin recovery community is an essential part of her life. She has been an active member of the Austin Recovery Alumni Association, which focuses on supporting people in early recovery by planning social events and gatherings, hosting meetings, and working with women who are just starting their recovery journeys. She has been a Realtor in the Austin area since 1997, which gives her the opportunity to help her clients with one of the biggest decisions of their lives—buying and selling their home.
In her off time, she enjoys spending time with her three children and two grandsons; all born and raised in Austin.
Valerie Milburn is a recovery and mental health advocate, has been a member of the Communities for Recovery family since 2004. As a person in long-term recovery, she devotes her time to reducing stigma and changing public policy associated with substance abuse and mental health disorders. She is involved with a number of non-profits in the recovery and mental health communities, with a focus on Communities for Recovery, where she is an active volunteer and a peer recovery coach. She has received the Presidential Service Award four times for her volunteer commitments.
Valerie is a peer-to-peer mentor and an Ending the Silence presenter for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Austin, where she also coordinates special events and leads a NAMI Walks team. She is a former educator and curriculum writer, and began her career in marketing and advertising after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin.
In her off time, Valerie enjoys her South Texas ranch, and traveling and discovering international foods, though she believes Austin is the best foodie town in the world.
Sierra Castedo de Martell, MPH
Sierra Castedo de Martell has been involved with collegiate recovery and the recovery movement since 2012. Sierra is currently a doctoral student in public health behavioral sciences at the UTHealth School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus, focusing on addiction recovery infrastructure such as recovery community organizations and peer recovery support services. She served as the director of The Center for Students in Recovery at The University of Texas at Austin from 2014 – 2019 and is the winner of the Faces and Voices of Recovery 2018 Vernon Johnson Youth/Young Adult Recovery Advocate Award.
In addition to serving as a board member for Communities for Recovery, she also serves as the board president for the Association of Recovery in Higher Education. Sierra served as the co-director of the Youth Substance Misuse and Addiction Pop-Up Institute, an initiative that united researchers, practitioners, community members, and students from various disciplines on this important, cross-cutting theme. She earned her MPH degree in May 2019 at UTHealth, completing a thesis entitled Cost-effectiveness of Collegiate Recovery Programs. Sierra believes that community-based organizations that center and empower people in recovery like Communities for Recovery are one of the most vitally important tools to address addiction.