Chairman of the Board
Mr. Burgdorf is Chief Operating Officer of Remeditex Ventures; a venture capital fund focused exclusively on the development of early stage biomedical science which promises to address major disease and healthcare burdens in today’s society. He joined Remeditex in 2015 after serving as the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of VuCOMP, Inc., a breast cancer detection software company, while also maintaining a corporate legal practice as a shareholder at the law firm of Beatty , Bangle and Strama. Prior to that, he was the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel of The University of Texas System ( 2005-2013) managing the legal affairs of the $13 billion, 15 institution UT System as well as 7 other functions ranging from compliance and IT security to real estate. Before assuming his duties at UT System, Mr. Burgdorf was a partner at the law firm of Vinson & Elkins ( 1998-2005), General Counsel of Samsung Austin Semiconductor ( 1996-1998) and an associate at Vinson & Elkins ( 1990-1996). Throughout his career he has served as a technical , legal and finance advisor to numerous Austin technology startups and growth companies.
Mr. Burgdorf graduated from The University of Texas with BBA in Finance and International Business(1985) , Southern Methodist University with an MBA(1986) and The University of Texas with a J.D with honors(1990) and was an associate editor of the Texas Law Review.
His community involvement and leadership in Austin has spanned over 20 years and has been focused on children and young adults, education and healthcare. From 2006-2015 he served on the Board of Regents for Concordia University – Texas culminating his tenure there as Vice Chairman in 2014-2015. He was also a member of the Board of Directors for The American Heart Association – Austin Chapter from 2013-2015 and served as Chair of the AHA Austin gala in 2012. He also served on the Lifeworks Board of Governors from 2003-2010 and was a member of the Executive Committee from 2004-2010 and finally Chaired the Board in 2005-2006. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Leadership Austin (2006-2007) and the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Austin Chapter (1998-2000).
Professionally , Mr. Burgdorf was a Founding Master in the Austin IP Inn of Court and an active member from 2010 to 2015, is a member of the American Law Institute, was a member of the Leadership Austin Class of 2002-2003. He is a recipient of the Magna Stella Award of The General Counsel Forum for outstanding leadership and management (2011) and Nightingale’s Healthcare Outstanding General Counsel (2006) as well as being elected a Texas Super Lawyer in corporate finance in 2003 and 2004. He is also an active member of his church , Bethany Lutheran, serving on the Board of Elders since 1997 and as the congregation’s president from 2004-2009.
He has been married to his wife Jayna for 28 years and together they have 3 children. Barry is an avid runner, skier, mountain hiker and overall sports enthusiast. He has a mostly healthy obsession with all things Texas Longhorn. When not exercising , he enjoys exercising his mind by reading world history (especially civil war era and WW II non-fiction) interspersed with a good dose of post-apocalyptic zombie books. He and Jayna enjoy cooking, wine and travel together.
Ms. English is currently Divisional Vice President at AIG. She has 30 years of investment industry experience, ranging from Private Banking to Private Equity and almost every aspect of the equity and bond markets.
She has been a recognized top performer and was the first successful woman in many aspects of the industry. Ms. English has been certified for investment management, financial planning, and exit strategies and is currently completing her certification as a professional business coach.
Ms. English volunteered as the first Executive Director for CC4C for two years, assisting Ms. Frazier launch the charity. She is proud of what they accomplished and excited to be part of the CC4C board to help guide the organization to the next level.
Ms. English is an honor graduate of the University of Texas Austin. She lives in Austin with her wonderful husband, Brian Spencer, and has two beautiful children, Alayna and Carter, who are rapidly finding their own way in the world. She enjoys traveling, cooking, yoga, cycling, and friends who are family, and family who are friends.
Robyn is currently a vice president at Dimensional Fund Advisors, and is responsible for the firm's retirement plan recordkeeping and plan administration business. Prior to Dimensional, Robyn oversaw defined contribution and defined benefit client services at Charles Schwab, after managing The 401(k) Company as a subsidiary of Charles Schwab. She was previously responsible for sales and marketing at The 401(k) Company.
Robyn holds a JD from the University of Houston Law Center and a BA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and FINRA series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.
Robyn’s volunteer and community involvement has been focused primarily on programs that benefit women and children. She has been involved with the Hispanic Mother Daughter program, Trinity Episcopal School, the Jeremiah Project, Guarda Cocos, and most recently, CC4C.
She lives in Austin with her husband, Victor, and their two wonderful children. Robyn enjoys traveling, music, reading, running, and just about anything that takes her outside.
Founder & Executive Director
Talaya Frazier, founded CC4C in 2011 after the journey of pursuing health for her youngest daughter, Cheyanna who is now 8.
This long journey started her running career as she used it as a tool to cope with the emotional turmoil. This emotional therapy led to 7 consecutive Boston Marathons and competing on Team USA for the World’s Half Ironman.
Talaya graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biomed/Nutritional Science. Along with her passion for alternative health she is a business entrepreneur. She currently owns Talaya’s Collection, a fine sterling silver and 14k gold jewelry business for over 16 years. She and her husband have also previously owned franchises such as Marble Slab Creameries and Quizno’s Subs.
Born in Manila, Philippines, Antonio emigrated to United States in the summer of 1972. He spent most of his professional career in a quality control labs at Merck before heading a Global Relocation program at Citibank.
He has traveled over 85 countries, lives in the United States with his wife Karen and 3 children. He studied Chemistry and holds a BS degree in management and MS in Health Services. Music, fast cars and helping people are among his passion.
WILLIAM F. “BILLY” BURGE, III
Mr. Burge, President of Ayrshire Corporation, Texas real estate developer, businessman and philanthropist, joined our board in October 2015. A few highlights of his successful and diverse career include:
Served as Chairman of the Harris County/Houston Sports Authority from 1996 through 2006 and oversaw the development of landmark public projects for both Harris County and the City of Houston. The impressive lists of public projects includes the Houston Metro Railway System, Reliant Center NFL Stadium, Toyota Center NBA Arena and the Minute Maid Park Baseball Stadium.
Currently serves as Chairman of the Grand Parkway Association, as well as Chairman of the Harris County Housing Finance Corporation.
Formerly elected Chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Board of Directors, having served as a Harris County appointee to the Board. He proudly received the 2007 Road Hand Award as the result of his outstanding contributions to the improvement of Texas’ transportation infrastructure.
Mr. Burge is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wallis State Bank and formerly served on the Board of Whitney National Bank. He is a Board Member of the West Houston Association, which he formerly chaired, and is also a former Trustee of the University of Houston Foundation.
He previously served on the Advisory Board of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Real Estate Center, having been a founding member of the Board. He previously served as well on the Board of Trustees of Landmark College.
He is also on the Board of the Urban Land Institute Foundation as well as the Narramore Christian Foundation. Mr. Burge is currently on the Texas Bowl Board of Directors. His most recent appointment is as the Chairman of the Board of the Houston Department of Health and Human Services Foundation, Inc. Billy was recently selected to serve as a member of the Harris County Precinct One Street Olympics Board of Directors.
Most recently, Mr. Burge is involved in Houston’s Apollo and Beyond project, which will educate visitors on the Apollo space program and the area’s rich NASA history.
Amy Conde is the Chief Financial Officer at Crossway Electric, Inc., which she runs with her husband Marcelo. They have a 19 year old daughter Emma, who attends SMU in Dallas, and 16 year old twin boys, Nicholas and Dylan who are Juniors at Hyde Park Baptist School here in Austin. Amy’s background is in Electrical Engineering and the Defense Contract industry, prior to joining her husband in the construction industry.
Amy’s passion for helping children with rare and undiagnosed disorders comes from her own journey down the same path struggling with diagnosing the type of autoimmune disease she has, and this has only fueled her desire to help others in their fight to get answers and the right medical care. Amy is also involved in many other causes both locally and internationally, particularly causes focused on health, wellness, foster children, and orphans.
The reason Amy is so passionate about CC4C’s mission is that she wants to teach her children as well as others to give back, because they have been so incredibly blessed both with good health and good fortune. It is important to give financially according to each person’s means and by give of their time and talent. Amy and Marcelo have raised their children with the mantra of knowing that they are so incredibly fortunate, but that they are no better than those born into any situation, whether it be poverty, illness, war, or other circumstances. They are simply lucky. They hope to set an example for others by their actions and teach their children to do the same by getting involved. Everyone in the Conde family has been involved in CC4C in one way or another - it has truly been a family experience! “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” - Ronald Reagan