Kristin Houlé Cuellar, Executive Director

Kristin has served as TCADP’s Executive Director since December 2008.  From 2007-2008 she was a Soros Justice Fellow and conducted research and public education around the intersection of the death penalty and severe mental illness in Texas. Kristin served for five years as the Program Associate for Amnesty International USA’s Program to Abolish the Death Penalty in Washington, DC. She has been involved with the human rights and anti-death penalty movements since 1995 and held several volunteer leadership roles with Amnesty International, including Student Area Coordinator and State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator for Kentucky. She also was active as a board member and local chapter leader for the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and later became involved with the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty in Chicago.  Kristin graduated from the University of Kentucky and resides in Austin.  Contact her at

Hanna Seay, Deputy Director

Hanna graduated from the Dianna R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University with her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work, concentrating in social policy in the Community Practice program. She is passionate about bringing the social justice perspective of social work to advocacy and to traditionally non-social work settings. Her professional and academic experience has concentrated on social policy, human rights, community organizing, civic engagement, and cross-cultural engagement. She has been active in criminal justice reform in Texas through local and state politics and nonprofit work. She was raised in Houston and is excited to now reside in Austin to help further the work of TCADP. Contact her at