Our Board Members are representatives of every Texas Advocates Chapter. Texas Advocates is a self-advocacy nonprofit run by people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities FOR people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. WE SPEAK OUT FOR OURSELVES!


Our Board Members for 2018-2019:

President: James Meadours of San Antonio League of Self-Advocates

Vice President: Chris Botello of Austin Advocates

Treasurer: Paul Nathan of El Paso Del Norte YLF

Secretary: Rachael Carlile of People First of Wichita Falls

Past President: Mel Hocker of Heart of Texas Self-Advocates

Historian: Deborah Varner of People First Advocates of Wichita County

State Advisor Trainer: Candi Ware of Brazos Valley Self-Advocates

State Advisor: Judith Laufer of San Antonio League of Self Advocates

State Advisor: Marshall West of Self Advocate Leaders of Denton

Katie Sheffield of Southeast Texas Self Advocates

Brenda Oldham of Tyler Rose Advocates

Ashley Cupples of Williamson County Self-Advocates

Zeyhla Cruz of Gulf Coast Self-Advocates

Stacey Hawthorne of Gregg County Self Advocates

Sandra Salinas of Coastal Bend Self-Advocates

Rebecca Seglem of Self-Advocate Leaders of Denton

Medina Swan of Tall City Self-Advocates

Cindy Whittaker of Austin Advocates

Jody White of Advocates of Fort Bend County

Cheryl Branch of Brazos Valley Self-Advocates

William Taylor of Advocate Leaders of Dallas