On September 27, 2012 at the September Board of Directors Meeting of CommUnityCare, the board unanimously voted to invite David. M. Williams, Ph.D. to join the board. CommUnityCare is the Community Health Center System serving the City of Austin, TX. It is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), which represents a vital safety net in the nation’s health delivery system. CommUnityCare currently operates with an annual budget of approximately $64.5 million and serves about 66,000 patients. It provides services at 22 locations in Travis County and provide approximately 220,000 medical and dental patient appointments annually. I’m excited to join a Board that consists of a majority of consumers – to maintain a patient focused perspective – and has an ambitious aim to improve the health of the community by providing improved access, quality care, at a reasonable cost.