Ann Kitchen, Councilmember for District 5 (South Austin) Chairs the City of Austin’s Mobility Committee and serves on the Austin Energy Committee, Public Utilities Committee and Vice Chairs the Housing & Community Development Committee. She is also serves on several Intergovernmental Committees including the Regional Affordability Committee, the Psychiatric Services Stakeholder Committee, the CapMetro Policy Board and CAMPO, the regional transportation planning body for Central Texas. Council Member Kitchen is a former assistant attorney general in the consumer protection division and a former State Representative, with experience working on transportation issues as a member of CAMPO.
Ann is an attorney and health care consultant, with an expertise in improving access to health care services for women and families, including hospital district programs, county indigent health care programs, CHIP, Healthy Kids, and Medicaid, family planning, women’s health, health care reform and other programs. She has over ten years of state service- as a Senior Medicaid Policy Advisor with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, an Assistant Attorney General with the Charitable Trust Section of the Texas Attorney General’s Office, and a caseworker for special needs children at the Texas Commission for the Blind. She is also an expert on health information technology and was Executive Director of the Integrated Care Collaboration (ICC) for five years.