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Welcoming new board member series: Meet Yajaira

Finishing up our series of introductions to our newest Board Members and leaders of our community, please welcome Yajaira Muñoz-McKiver who has lived in Austin for over 30 years! Yajaira works for Amerigroup and Dell Children´s Health Plan managing care for Medicaid. We asked Yajaira a few questions about her upcoming involvement with AVANCE-Austin and here´s what she had to say:

How did you first learn about AVANCE-Austin and why do you want to get involved?

I was introduced by Diego Silva, one of the Dell Children’s Health Plan Outreach Representatives and AVANCE-Austin’s long-time community partner when I started with DCHP in 2019.

What is your favorite thing about AVANCE-Austin?

I love to hear stories of how AVANCE-Austin has helped families to overcome challenges.

How does being a board member at AVANCE-Austin make you feel?

It makes me feel proud to be a small part of such an innovative organization.  

What was your favorite toy growing up?

A little kitchen set.

What was your favorite childhood book?

I Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

What do you hope to accomplish as an AVANCE-Austin board member?

I’d like to be more in tune with needs in the community and do all I can to assist.


AVANCE-Austin’s Board of Directors blends a diverse group of distinguished leaders. The Board oversees the organization’s business strategy, ensures accountability, enhances its public reputation, and serves as a thought partner to the leadership team. Each of the members of our board comes from different walks of life but they are all committed to empowering AVANCE-Austin families reach their highest potential. AVANCE-Austin is so thankful and grateful for everything that the Board does to help this underserved and under-resourced population.