Marco Cruz, Executive Director

Executive Director
Marco Cruz

Responsible for administration, planning, implementation, coordination, analyzing, and the evaluation of
all aspects of our programs.


Highview Retirement Village Manager
Pamela Gilliam
Manage day-to-day operations of our low-income retirement apartment coplex for elderly and disabled households.

Lauren McAndrews, Director of Development

Director of Development
Lauren McAndrews
Write grants; organize, plan and oversee fundraising, work with volunteer groups, and lead outreach and awareness programming for the agency.


Chief Financial Officer
Bette Walk
Responsible for all financial aspects including budgeting and financial reporting.  Provide staff leadership for the Finance Committee.


Director of Nutrition Program
Clarence E. Shepard
Responsible for oversight of and decision making for our Nutrition Program.

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Marketing Coordinator
Ann Marie Ludlow
Manage content, website, collateral for programs & outreach; media dissemination. Support events, respond to public inquiries.

Liana Ellison, CPA

Accounting Manager
Liana Ellison, CPA
Oversees day-to-day
financial operations,
including banking,
accounts payable
and accounts receivable.


Director of Head Start, Lynore Samford
Oversee the Head Start Program, collaborate with community partners and strategically set goals to strengthen the quality of services we are able to provide to our families.

Community Services & Housing, Case Manager Supervisor
Kori Ince, E-mail:

Executive Administrative Assistant
Susan Harper, E-mail:


Board Members - January 2018

Frank Reilly, Chair • Public, Burnet Co
Potts & Reilly, LLP / Municipal Judge

Kelly Dix, Vice-Chair • Public, Burnet Co
City of Burnet  -  City Secretary 

Valerie Covey, Treasurer • Public, Williamson County
Williamson Co. Pct 3 – Commissioner

Tracy Waters, Secretary • Target, Williamson County
Mel's Food and Beverage – Director 

Sandy Anderson, Exec Committee Member at Large & Early Childhood Rep
Private, Williamson County
NCI-WFS Rural Capital Area- Director

Mark Tummons • Public, Williamson County
City of Leander Parks & Rec

Ashley Lumpkin • Public, Williamson County
City of Taylor - Development Srvs – Dir

Nina Stancil • Public, Williamson County
City Of Georgetown - Appointed Rep

Roxanne Nelson • Public, Burnet County
Burnet County Pct 1 - JP

Susie Rodgers • Private, Burnet County

Paul Emerson • Private, Williamson County

Lenwood Nelson • Private, Burnet County

Allison Milliorn • Target, Burnet County

Rhonda Mundhenk • Target, Williamson County

Debora Taylor • Target, Williamson County

Leslie Hill • Target, Williamson County

Jennifer Herman • Target, Williamson County
HS Policy Council Chair