Community Involvement (Past):

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated, Undergraduate Advisor Beta Kappa Chapter, Huston-Tillotson University
  • Austin Chapter, Links Incorporated, President
  • Austin Alumni Association, Huston-Tillotson University, President
  • Austin Region Disproportionality Advisory Committee, Department of Family and Protective Services, Community Member
  • Blackland Neighborhood Association, Traffic/Safety Committee, Chair
  • Candidate for Austin Independent School Board
  • Hill Country Support Services, (HCS Medicaid Waiver Program), Community Representative on the Advisory Board
  • Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, Citizens Advisory Task Force
  • International Alumni Association, Huston-Tillotson University, Sergeant at Arms
  • Member of the Board of Family ElderCare, Board Secretary
  • Professional Consultation Committee, Clinical Pastoral Education Program, Austin State Hospital, Chair
  • SafePlace Center for Domestic Violence – Volunteer and Volunteer Representative to the Board
  • Texas Association of Mental Retardation, Treasurer
  • Travis County Model Court for Children and Families, Member of the Collaborative Council
  • Upper Boggy Creek Neighborhood Planning Team, Vice-Chair

Community Involvement (Current):

  • Austin Alumni Chapter, Huston-Tillotson University, Chaplain
  • NAACP – Life Member

Religious Involvement (Past):

  • Commission on Black Ministries, Member and Chair, The Episcopal Church
  • Commission on Lay Ministries, Member, The Episcopal Church
  • General Convention Legislative Committee 13 – Evangelism, Member and Vice-Chair
  • Deputy to General Convention 2006, 2009, and 2012, from the Diocese of Texas
  • Diocesan Standing Committee, Member and Chair
  • Diocesan Liturgical Commission
  • Bishop’s Committee
  • Bishop’s Warden
  • Stewardship Committee
  • Coordinator of Acolytes and Lectors
  • Site Development Committee for the new church
  • Coordinator of Congregational Involvement, St. James’ Episcopal Church, Austin, TX
  • The Rev. John Epps Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians, President

Religious Involvement (Past and Current):

  • Lector
  • Eucharist Minister
  • Choir Member
  • Union of Black Episcopalians, Life Member
  • Myra McDaniel Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians, President

Employment (most current listed first):

Now I work for free…

  • Texas Senate, Senator Barrientos – ’99, ’01, ’03 regular sessions and three special sessions
  • Texas Department of Mental Health Mental Retardation, Retired in ’97 (27 years,
  • those years include Austin State School and Central Office)
  • Austin Travis County MHMR – Case Worker in Mental Retardation Services
  • Child Protective Services – Child Welfare Worker I
  • Adult Protective Services, Specialized Unit – California Department of Public Service, Los Angeles, CA
  • Legal Aid and Defender Society – Receptionist

Recognitions and Awards:

  • Pioneer Spirit Award, Outstanding Women in Texas Government, 1998
  • Public Citizen of the Year, Austin Branch, National Association of Social Workers, 2009
  • Public Citizen of the Year, National Association of Social Workers, Texas Chapter, 2009
  • Outstanding Civic Engagement, Austin Branch, NAACP, 2011
  • International Alumni Association, Huston-Tillotson University, Outstand Alumnus, 2012