Kristin Houlé, Executive Director

Kristin has served as TCADP’s Executive Director since December 2008.  From 2007-2008 she was a Soros Justice Fellow and conducted research and public education around the intersection of the death penalty and severe mental illness in Texas. Kristin served for five years as the Program Associate for Amnesty International USA’s Program to Abolish the Death Penalty in Washington, DC. She has been involved with the human rights and anti-death penalty movements since 1995 and held several volunteer leadership roles with Amnesty International, including Student Area Coordinator and State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator for Kentucky. She also was active as a board member and local chapter leader for the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, and later became involved with the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty in Chicago.  Kristin graduated from the University of Kentucky and resides in Austin, Texas.  Contact her at

Vicki McCuistion, Program Coordinator

Vicki McCuistion has been the Program Coordinator for TCADP since 2005. She is also the Executive Director for the Barnabas Connection, an outreach program connecting people in need with resources to help them in Hays County.  Vicki serves on the Board of Directors for the Common Good Community Development, a project of the Austin District of the United Methodist Church.  Vicki served as the Secretary of the Board for Community Shares of Texas, 2009-2010. She is a past Program Assistant and Field Manager for Texas Citizen Action and has an extensive background in grassroots organizing, communications and fundraising. She serves in multiple capacities within the United Methodist Church with particular interest in social justice issues. Vicki graduated from Southwestern University with a B.A. in International Studies, with an emphasis in Asia and Political Science. Vicki resides in Driftwood, Texas with her husband and three daughters. Contact her at

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