Region 2 Local Advisory Group

The Texas Permanency Outcomes Project
The Local Advisory Groups work to champion the Texas Permanency Outcomes Project (TXPOP) in each TXPOP pilot site region. Each group includes regional Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) leadership, child care licensing staff, judicial representatives, parents, foster caregivers, and youth formerly in foster care.

Our Current Region 2 Local Advisory Group

 

TXPOP is working very closely with various stakeholders and organizations in Region 2. The group has played a crucial role in building community support and meets quarterly to provide feedback on various aspects of TXPOP. 

Tina Amberboy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pathways Youth and Family Services

Ray and Michelle Banda, Foster Parents

Starla Cason, Community Advocate

Michaela Dickson, Youth Representative

Dan and Debbie Flatt, Foster Parents

Amber Finnick, Bluebonnet Room

Erica Hall, Attorney – Family Law

Derek Hampton, Attorney – Family Law

Tina Haywood, School District Foster Care Liaison, Region 14 Education Service Center

Carl Leake, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Specialist, Betty Hardwick Center

Sammi Jo Magee, Taylor County Attorney

Jeanette McQueen, Community Member, Beltway Park Church

Lee Ann Millender, Executive Director, Big Country CASA

Sara Newsom, Parent

Sharibeth Niehaus, CPS Regional Director Region 2, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Lindsay Poynor, CPS CBC Oversight Program Director, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Heath Ramsey, CPS Systems Improvement Specialist, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Rhea Rodriguez, Child Welfare Board President

Willie Salas, District Director Child Care Licensing, Health and Human Services Commission

David Thompson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services

How do I get involved with the Region 2 Local Advisory Group?

If you’re interested in getting involved, please email TXPOP Engagement Lead Megan Ransom at mransom@tacfs.org.

SYSTEM ENGAGMENT

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.

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