The Fifty

Your gateway to the Future of Care


The Fifty supports Dell Seton Medical Center at UT’s ability to break boundaries in achieving healthy outcomes and health innovation.

Who are The Fifty?

We are 50 Austinites with a unified vision for advancing the future of healthcare in Central Texas. Seton, a 100% non-profit organization, expedited the completion of Dell Seton Medical Center at UT based on our fundraising commitment. As leaders from the wide array of industries that have transformed Austin into the premier place to live, we have helped build an innovative, state-of-the-art medical community where research and technology combine to make Austin the best place to receive medical care. This hospital is poised and equipped to evolve and adapt to the ever-changing healthcare landscape, and is the platform for real transformation of care.

Why Do We Need to Support This Teaching Hospital?

  • Dell Seton is redefining healthcare and delivery of care in our community
  • This is our region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center for adults
  • More efficient and accessible care for the poor and vulnerable as our community’s not-for-profit safety net hospital
  • There is a shortage of doctors for a rapidly growing population – our partnership with UT Austin’s Dell Medical School is an incubator for academics, research and healthy outcomes to attract the next generation of physicians
  • Need to better leverage the existing biomedical sector to create more jobs and promote more collaborative healthcare

How Are We Doing It?

  • Sustaining an exclusive organization of established and emerging philanthropic leaders to continue to transform healthcare and improve the overall quality of life in Central Texas
  • Providing a network of ongoing community and financial support for Dell Seton Medical Center at UT and related programs within Seton/Ascension
  • Engaging key stakeholders in a dialogue to promote academic medicine and health innovation
  • Educating and informing citizens and advocating for Seton/Ascension
  • Fostering friendships and business relationships within The Fifty to further inspire members to take part in the mission
How to Join The Fifty

Membership in The Fifty is by invitation only. To be considered for membership or to nominate an up-and-coming community leader, contact:

Chris Attal
Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas
1500 Red River, Room 12030
Austin, TX, 78701

Current Members


Mr. Brant Couch

Ms. Cathy Nabours
Membership Chair
Managing Director

Mr. Rich Bottner
Mission Chair
Physician Assistant
Seton Healthcare Family

Ms. Michele Skelding
Fundraising Chair
(former) President and CEO


Dr. Jordan Amadio
Seton Brain and Spine Institute 

Ms. Adrianna “AB” Bernal
Assistant VP of Public Affairs

Mr. Adam Blum
Private Investor

Mr. Russell Booth
McGinnis Lochridge

Mr. Leon Chen
Tiff’s Treats

Mr. Brad Compere
Capstone Title

Mr. Drew Daniels
Senior Vice President
Bank SNB

Mr. Gene Dooley
Senior Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

Ms. Ashley Dougherty
Ashley Dougherty Consulting

Mr. Rob Gandy
Founding Principal
Cielo Property Group

Mr. Todd Gilfillan
Vice President
Lincoln Property Company

Mr. Jody Goehring
Vice President, Corporate Business Development
RetailMeNot, Inc.

Mr. Preston James
Founder and CEO
Ascension International, LLC

Mr. Temp Keller
Co-Founder and CEO
Templeton Learning

Mr. Rocky Kelley
Westlake Eye Associates

Mr. Chuck Lipscomb
VP of Business Development
JE Dunn Construction

Mr. Jonathan Levy
Brown Advisory

Mrs. Katharine McAden
Corporate Communications Manager
Parsley Energy

Ms. Shannon Meroney
Meroney Public Affairs

Mr. John Minter
Managing Director
Austin Growth Capital LLC

Dr. Michael Patton
Texas Medical Accelerator

Ms. Malini Rajput
Corporate Banking | Senior Vice President
JP Morgan Chase

Mr. Reagan Reaud
CEO and Co-CIO
Privateer Capital Management, LP

Mr. Adam Reinking

Mr. Joe Ross

Mrs. Jennifer Stevens

Mr. Austin Stowell
Broker Associate
Keep Real Estate

Mr. Travis Thomas
The Monument Group, LLC

Mr. Matt Thompson
Executive Vice President
Equalize RCM Services

Mr. Todd Throckmorton
Regional Director

Mr. Mark Turpin
The HT Group

Dr. Eric Weaver
Vice President
Innovista Health Solutions

Mr. Richard Williams

Ms. Lynn Yeldell
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