Leah Pinney

Leah Pinney is a graduate of St. Edward’s University, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science with honors. Leah has worked with the TCJC team for several years and in various capacities, but she officially joined the organization in 2007. Leah brings work experience from both corporate and nonprofit sectors, including work involving project research for a national civil rights organization. On joining TCJC, Leah supported the organization's youth project, where, through research efforts, she helped to advocate for increased safety and accountability within the Texas Youth Commission.

Molly Totman, J.D.

Molly Totman graduated with honors from the University of Texas in 2000, where she earned a B.A. in English. In 2003, she graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with a concentration in racial studies. She passed the Texas Bar Exam later that year and began an internship with TCJC in November 2003, during which time she also worked as a Researcher for the Center for Public Policy Priorities, a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank in Austin.

Kathy Mitchell

Kathy Mitchell has been an organizer and policy advocate in a variety of local and national movements for social change for almost 30 years.  While at the Texas Office of Public Insurance Counsel, she conducted research and wrote policy reports on access to insurance, claims payment, and insurance pricing models.  Following that, she lobbied the Texas Legislature and managed policy research for Consumers Union’s Texas office.  In that role, Kathy authored more than a dozen major reports on Texas public policy, and she supervised research on a dozen more.  She conducted p

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