Lynn Cowles, Health and Food Justice Programs Manager

Every Texan’s Health and Food Justice Programs Manager, Lynn Cowles, works to increase food security and access to affordable health care coverage for all Texans, regardless of income, immigration status, employment status, education, primary speaking languages, gender identity, or medical history. She is a Community Health Worker and a subject matter expert on the Affordable Care Act, Texas health programs and policies, health education, and health communications. Lynn joined Every Texan in June 2024 and coordinates with enrollment assisters and advocates around Texas who help community members apply for food and health benefits programs and use those programs to have healthy lives. After receiving her PhD in Humanities Research at UT Austin in 2015, Lynn managed a federally-certified health Navigator program, led statewide advocacy efforts to prevent health insurance agent and broker mishandling of health insurance consumers’ personal data, coordinated strategic health partnerships and coalitions across Texas, and initiated a rural enrollment services program that increased enrollment in rural Texas counties more than 100%. For Every Texan, she faciliates the Get Covered Texas coalition, the Children’s Health Coverage Coalition, la coalición de Seguro Texas, and the Cover Texas Now coalition.