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Board of Directors

The Honorable Ann Margolin, Chair
Former Dallas City Council Member; Entrepreneur and Community Leader; Former Chair of Parkland Hospital

Anne Crews, Vice Chair
V.P. Government Relations, Mary Kay

John Castle, Jr. Retired Executive Vice President of EDS; Chair of the Dallas Foundation; Former Advisory Board Member of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)

Eric Laub, Treasurer
Business Entrepreneur in Realty and Banking Industry

Charles Meadows, Jr., J.D.
Partner, Meadows Collier Attorneys at Law

Dick Rogoff
Retired Chief Admin. Officer, Goldman Sachs U.S., and non-profit organization consultant

The Honorable Florence Shapiro
Texas Senator, 1993-2013; Plano Mayor, 1990-1992; former Plano City Council member

Whitney Strauss
Executive Vice President of Strategy and Development for the Davis Advocates, LLC.

Ann Stuart, Ph.D.
Previous Chancellor and President of Texas Women's University

Connie Wilson, Ph.D.
Dallas Independent School District; Board Member of the Mental Health Association of Texas; Past-President of the Mental Health Association of Greater Dallas

Madeline McClure, CEO
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TexProtects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children

*All Board of Directors also serve on Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The Honorable Florence Shapiro, Chair
Texas Senator, 1993-2013; Plano Mayor, 1990-1992; former Plano City Council member

Emy Lou Baldridge Founder and former Chair of Greater Texas Community Partners; Advisory member, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and Jonathan’s Place

The Honorable Darlene Byrne, J.D.
District Judge, 126th Judicial District Court of Travis County

Rebel Calhoun
Executive In Action consultant; Technology Sales Executive Integration Solutions Specialist with AT&T; Community Volunteer

Leslie Carpenter
Community Volunteer; Business Entrepreneur; Former aide to U. S. Senator Paul Simon; and foster parent

Leslie DeCillis
Attorney with experience in Software/ IT, Global Commercial Transactions, Privacy, Compliance and Cyberlaw Issues

Debra Decker
Consultant, Booz Allen, Washington, D.C.; Former Dallas Morning News Award Winning Editorial Writer; Lead Author of "Dallas Child Abuse Costs"

The Honorable Maurine Dickey
Former Dallas County Commissioner; MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors; Former Board Chair of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Catherine Estrada
Uplift Education Fort Worth Advisory Board Member; Former Communities in Schools State Advisory Board Member; CIS of Tarrant County Advisory Board Member and CIS Foundation Advisory Board

Kathleen Fletcher, MPH, Ph.D.
CEO, Voices for Children of San Antonio

Laura Gardiner
Loyalty Strategy and Marketing Expert; Community Volunteer and Advocate

Jane Gilday
Principal, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss; Auxiliary Board, Madison Square Boys and Girls Club of NY; Past Chair, The Walnut Hill School

Tammy Cotton Hartnett
Community Volunteer, Former Washington Political Appointee; Spouse of former State Representative Will Hartnett

The Honorable Lynn Hunt, J.D.
Founder of Hunt Ham PLLC, specializing in family law issues; former State Judge, 160th District Court, Dallas County.

Chancellor Lee Jackson
Chancellor of the University of North Texas; Former Dallas County Judge; Former Texas State Representative

Bess Masterson, J.D.
Attorney with experience in arbitration, litigation and mediation

Catherine Clark Mosbacher
President and CEO, Center for Houston's Future; Mosbacher Energy Corporation; Board Member and past Chair of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Scott Murray
Founder and CEO of Murray Video Productions; Former Broadcast Journalist

Janet Pozmantier, MS, LPC, LMFT, RPT
Director, The Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston

Dean Scott Ryan, MSW, MBA, Ph.D.
Dean and Jenkins Garrett Professor, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Arlington; Senior Research Fellow, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute; Editor, Adoption Quarterly

The Honorable Peter Sakai, J.D.
District Judge, 225th Judicial District Court of Bexar County; Appointee to the Texas Protect our Kids Fatality Commission

Lisa K. Simmons
President, the Harold Simmons Foundation; Southwestern Medical Foundation Board; Zero to Five Funders Collaborative

The Honorable Mark Strama
Former Texas State Representative, District 50

The Honorable Carlos Uresti, J.D.
State Senator, District 19; Founding Chair of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Child Abuse Prevention; Partner with the Law Offices of Chavez, Gonzales & Hoblit L.L.P.

The Honorable Royce West, J.D.
Texas State Senator, District 23; Managing Partner at West & Associates

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to reduce and prevent child abuse and neglect through research, advocacy and education. We effect change by organizing and educating our members to advocate for increased investments in evidence-based child abuse prevention programs, CPS reforms, and treatment programs to heal abuse victims. Learn more about the work we do. You can help protect Texas children from abuse & neglect. Find out how you can help.

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