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Governor Perry Reappoints Local Resident

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed eight members to the State Employee Charitable Campaign Advisory Committee for terms to expire Jan. 1, 2016. The committee advises the comptroller and state policy committee on adopting rules and establishing procedures for the operation and management of the state employee charitable campaign.

Neissa Brown Springmann is founder and CEO of iGnite Your Life in Austin. She has helped fundraise for Any Baby Can, Home is Where the Heart Is and the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride. Springmann received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Judy Chambers of Austin is executive director of Dress for Success Austin. She is a member of the Texas Optometry Board and a past member of the Texas School Counselor Association, Association of Texas Professional Educators, Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners, and State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She is also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Austin Administration Board and a past volunteer for Operation Blessing International. Chambers received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in educational administration from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling Sam Houston State University.

Sheri Krause of Austin is a self-employed investor. She is a member of the Seton Development Board, Helping Hand Home for Children and Women’s Symphony League of Austin. She is also a past member of the Texas Historical Commission, Rise School of Austin Board of Directors and Junior League of Austin Board of Directors. Krause received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University.

Joelene Miller of Huntsville is executive director of the Walker County Family Violence Council SAAFE House. She is past board secretary of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, and past board president and past board secretary of Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent Inc. She is also a past member of the Texas Council on Family Violence Allocation and Rules Revision committees. Miller received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in health education from Sam Houston State University. She is reappointed to the committee.

Leslie Timmerman of Austin is Staff Appreciation Committee chair for Helping Hand Home for Children, a WISE member of Austin Communities in School, and a member of the Women’s Symphony League of Austin. She is also a member and past Spring Fest Committee chair for The Settlement Home for Children, a past member of the Junior League of Austin and Bridge Point Elementary School Board of Directors, and past gala auction chair for the Eanes Education Foundation. Timmerman attended Texas A&M University.

Homer Trevino of Waco is executive vice president and general manager of United Way of Waco-McLennan County, and an adjunct faculty member at McLennan Community College and Navarro College. He is a member of the Hillcrest Health System Institutional Review Board, City of Waco Community Visioning Board of Directors and Waco Rotary Club. He is also a past board member and past board secretary of the McLennan Small Business Development Center and Heart of Texas Housing Finance Corporation. He is a past board member of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce and Better Business Bureau, and a past member of the State Board for Educator Certification and City of Waco Capital Needs Assessment Committee. Trevino received a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University and a master’s degree in political science from Baylor University. He is reappointed to the committee.

Paul Urban of Kerrville is executive director of the Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country. He is a board member and past president of the Hill Country Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, a board member of the Comfort Golden Age Center Foundation, and a member and past president of the Comfort Chamber of Commerce. He is a past board member of the Kendall County Economic Development Corporation, and past board president and past trustee of the Comfort Independent School District School Board. He is a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Central Texas, Texas Council on Foundations, and the Kerrville, Boerne and Fredericksburg chambers of Commerce. Urban attended Southwest Texas State University. He is reappointed to the committee.

Kathy I. Wood of Austin is director of the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. She is a graduate of the Texas Fiscal Officers Academy, and is a certified Texas contract manager and certified in federal grant management. She is also a sustaining member of the Junior League of Austin, past board president of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School, and a founding member of Trinity Episcopal School of Austin. Wood received a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston. She is reappointed to the committee.

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