The Executive Advisory Committee is designed to champion the Texas Permanency Outcomes Project (TXPOP) on the statewide level. The committee includes Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) executive leadership from State Office, representatives from Texas CASA and the Children’s Commission, a judge, a parent, a foster caregiver, and a youth formerly in foster care.
Our Current Committee
Our committee meets quarterly to discuss and provide feedback on various aspects of TXPOP.
Jamie Bernstein, Executive Director, Texas Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth, and Families
Nicole Dobbins, Child Welfare Partnership Advisor, Casey Family Programs
Deneen Dryden, Associate Commissioner of Child Protective Services, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Megan Etz, Program Manager, Reissa Foundation
Michelle Hansford, Parent
Anne Heiligenstein, Texas Senior Director of Consulting, Casey Family Programs
Jenifer Jarriel, President/CEO, DePelchin Children’s Center and Texas Center for Child and Family Studies Board Chair
Liz Kromrei, CPS Director of Services, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
The Honorable Betsy Lambeth, Judge, 425th Judicial District Court
Jean Shaw, Assistant Commissioner for Child Care Licensing, Health and Human Services Commission
Chrystal Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Foster Village
TXPOP engages the system on the statewide and local levels by asking key stakeholders to meaningfully contribute to the work. Our stakeholder groups include individuals representing the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), CASA, the courts, child care licensing, parents, foster caregivers, and youth formerly in foster care, among others. Stakeholder groups meet regularly to provide feedback and spread the word about our work throughout their networks.