Advisory Committee


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Donna Austin, Integrity Advisor

Donna Austin, Casey’s mother, retired from LSU in Shreveport, Louisiana, after teaching MIS (Management Information Systems) for over 20 years. During the last five years of her distinguished career she held the position of Dean of Continuing Education for LSUS. She holds both an MBA and a Doctorate in Quantitative Analysis/MIS. After retirement in 2008 she and her husband, John, moved to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. In 2014 they moved to San Antonio, Texas, to be closer to Casey after John was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. Sadly, John passed away in April of the following year. Donna’s strong faith is an extremely important part of her daily life and is what enables her to cope with the deaths of both her husband and daughter in less than one year, along with the loss of her only son, Colby, in 2006 from heart arrhythmia. Donna’s courage and perseverance are a source of hope and strength for everyone involved with Project BRAVE. With all she has endured, her ever-present smile, love, genuine warmth and kindness shine through her with so much intensity that it’s contagious – she is the very heartbeat of the organization.





Randi Belisomo, Operations Advisor

Randi is an accomplished multimedia journalist, currently serving as a general assignment reporter at WGN-TV in Chicago. She is a three-time Peter Lisagor Award winner in television news for best in-depth series, best feature and best sports story, and is also a contributor to Reuters Health and Columbia University’s Voices in Bioethics. She holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

Belisomo serves on the boards of the Chicago End-of-Life Care Coalition and Mental Health America-Illinois. She is a member of the Illinois Task Force for the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) and is chairperson of the Carlos Hernandez Award in Meritorious Journalism at DePaul University. She is a Respecting Choices First Steps certified advance care planning facilitator and instructor.

As the co-founder of Life Matters Media, she is well-versed in the development of non-profit organizations as well as how to make them successful. As the Operations Advisor to Project BRAVE, Randi is able to assist in building a strong foundation for the goals of the program.



352-76Sean Wedige, Website and Technology Development

Sean currently serves as CTO for the Enterprise division of Rackspace. In this capacity, he oversees a team of technology architects in designing solutions to complex business problems leveraging cloud computing technologies. In addition, he assists in guiding Rackspace’s overall product strategy and roadmap. In his 20+ years in technology, Sean has had responsibility for managing diverse organizations in areas of professional services, product management, and systems development. Sean is a San Antonio native, an active Cub Scout leader, and mentor for Rackspace’s POWER (Professional Organization for Women’s Empowerment) resource group. He and his wife Rochele have 3 children.