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Leadership Team

Meets every other month
Signed MOUs committing to aligning resources to the SRAP

Name Organization
Aletha Huston 

Retired, UT Professor Emeritus in Family Studies

Ami Cortez  

AISD – Early Childhood Director

Anna Lisa Conlin 

Travis County HHS Planning 

Benjamin Kramer  

KLRU – Director of Community Education

Brook Freeland  

Consultant, Public Policy and EMGA

Cathy Doggett  

Paradigm Shift

Cynthia Gamez 

City of Austin HHS

Dawn Leach  

ACC Child Development/ TAEYC

Elizabeth Nelson 


Katie Casstevens  

AISD Director of Community Schools

Kim Sidey 

Austin Community Foundation

Laura Koenig  

E3 Alliance

Mary Dunlap 

Child Inc. Head Start

Melanie Moore 

Literacy Coalition of Central Texas

Michelle Crawford  

Workforce Solutions Contractor

Nichole Aguirre 

Manor ISD Early Childhood Director

Rachel Farley  

City of Austin HHS

Raul Alvarez 


Stacey Shackelford  

ACC Child Development

Stephanie Bonnet Kramer  

Pflugerville ISD Early Childhood Director

Susan Helfeld 

Workforce Solutions Board

Susan Millea 

Children’s Optimal Health

Suzanne Hershey  

Consultant, CommunitySync

Tara Carmean 

Travis County HHS Planning

Laura Williamson  

City of Austin HHS Policy

Alison Bentley  

United Way for Greater Austin, Data

Cathy McHorse

United Way for Greater Austin, Early Education

Joelynn Avendano 

United Way for Greater Austin, Parent Leadership

Shalyn Bravens 

United Way for Greater Austin, Family Support

Sue Carpenter 

United Way for Greater Austin

Work Groups

Ready Families
Family Support Network – facilitated by UWATX
2-Gen Network (adult ed indicator) – facilitated by UWATX
Project HOPES Leadership Team (home visiting, parent ed)

Ready Early Education
QC3 (Quality Child Care Collaborative) – facilitated by Workforce Solutions
Pre-K Workgroup – facilitated by Cathy Doggett, Paradigm Shift

Ready Health and Mental Health
Kids Living Well – facilitated Travis County
ECRC Data Committee (Developmental Screening & ACE screening) – E3 Alliance
GAVA Early Childhood Sector (CACFP) – facilitated by Joelynn Avendano, UWATX

Ready Communities
Early Childhood Council – facilitated by City of Austin
National League of Cities Early Childhood Team – facilitated by City of Austin
GAVA Early Childhood Sector (Parent Leadership)
Public Awareness – facilitated by Ben Kramer, KLRU