Noel Durrant                                         

AVEY Board Chair

Noel Durrant is Program Director for Team4Tech, a community of technology professionals dedicated to improving the quality of education around the world.   He is a 35-year electronics industry veteran including 26 years at Intel Corporation as a Quality Program Manager, where he drove significant advances in customer quality support.  Noel has a depth of experience in business process quality improvement, reliability, technical curriculum development, and customer technical support. He served as the chairman of the International Sematech Quality Council and is author of industry publications on semiconductor quality and reliability. Noel also served as Program Development Advisor for the Intel Education Service Corps, leading education projects in Senegal, Tanzania and Kenya.  As a volunteer serving Austin and beyond, Noel has taught English as a Second Language, computer literacy skills and served as trustee for the Covenant Presbyterian Church Foundation.    He graduated from Texas A&M University, Class of ’77, and is an avid scuba diver and underwater photography hobbyist.   Noel and his wife Joy reside in Austin.

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Vasu Behara

Vasu is a partner at The Brown Firm, PLLC.  From case inception through appeal, he focuses his legal practice on resolving business disputes for individuals, business entities, legal professionals, and insurers in state and federal courts across the nation.  Vasu graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with honors in 2005 and moved back to his home town to serve as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Ricardo H. Hinojosa in McAllen, Texas.  As part of his practice, Vasu is dedicated to pro bono matters, and he is also involved in various diversity initiatives through the State Bar of Texas as an appointed Committee Member of the State Bar’s Standing Committee on Diversity in the Profession. He has also been a mentor through Austin Partners in Education for the last three years to a student who is now attending 6th grade.

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Susan Moffat
Community Volunteer

Community Volunteer. A former journalist and legislative researcher, Susan Moffat is a seasoned community activist focusing primarily on issues related to education, equity and the local economy. She is the current Education Chair of Liveable City, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, and is a founding member of Save Texas Schools. A strong proponent of the arts, Moffat served on the steering committee of the Kennedy Center’s Any Given Child initiative and currently chairs the Austin Creative Classroom Fund. She is married to Nick Barbaro, founder and publisher of the Austin Chronicle; they are the parents of an AISD graduate.