Region 6

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 involved in foster care.

Our Current Region 6 Local Advisory Group

 

TXPOP is working very closely with Monarch Family Services in Houston, Texas to bring together important child welfare stakeholders in Region 6. The group has played a critical role in building community support and meets quarterly to provide feedback on various aspects of TXPOP. 

Francie Aquirre, Harris County Attorney

Montorea Thomas, CPS Program Administrator Region 6, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

CJ Broussard, CPS Regional Director Region 6, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Hon. Susan Brown, Presiding Judge, Eleventh Administrative Judicial Region of Texas

Lenyn Catalan, Youth Representative

Hon. Natalia Cokinos Oakes, District Judge, 313th Juvenile Court, District Courts of Harris County

JoAnne Cole, Vice President of Foster Care and Adoption, Buckner International

Teal de la Garza, Attorney – Family Law

Tonyel Edwards, Program Officer, Houston Endowment

LaShonda Evans, Education Specialist, Accountability & Instructional Leadership, Region 4 Education Service Center

Sonya Galvan, CEO, Child Advocates, Inc.

Hon. Angela Graves-Harrington, District Judge, 246th Family Court, District Courts of Harris County

Hon. Charles Griffin, Associate Judge, Gulf Coast Children’s Court

Michelle Hansford, Parent

Jenifer Jarriel, President & Chief Executive Officer, DePelchin Children’s Center

DeJuana Jernigan, Chief Executive Officer, Arms Wide Adoption Services

Joel Levine, Executive Director, Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults

“Sister Mama” Sonya Lucas-Roberts, Community Member

Qianna Manns, Attorney – Family Law

Edith Martinez, Residential Child Care Licensing Investigator, Health and Human Services Commission

Sherea McKenzie, Harris Count Child Welfare Board President

Mellaney McDonald, Attorney – Family Law

Kelly Opot, Executive Director, Harris County Youth Collective

Be’Atrice Randall, Attorney – Family Law 

Angel Snell and Chassidy Jones-Snell, Foster Parents

Carolyn Todd, CPS Systems Improvement Specialist, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Todd Willis, District Director Child Care Licensing, Health and Human Services Commission

How do I get involved with the Region 6 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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