The TexVet Team
Carrie serves as Director of TexVet at Texas A&M Health & Science Center. TexVet is the number one trusted state agency for veteran information & resources. Carrie served for five years as the Texas Veterans Commission, Rural & Women Veteran Coordinator for the Veteran Mental Health Program ensuring Texas veterans were knowledgeable about the benefits and services they earned serving their country, and those benefits are equitable and provided with care. She also is the past President of the National Association of State Women Veteran Coordinators (NASWVC), where she led the national organization’s activities to include, executing the organization’s national strategic plan for training, strengthening partnerships, and conducting research that assisted state coordinators in providing the best care and services for women veterans nationwide. At the national conference in 2017, she orchestrated a historic strategic partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Women Veterans.
Carrie retired from U.S. Navy in 2011, and in these roles proudly continues to serve military members and veterans in Texas and across the nation. She utilized Tuition Assistance and the Post 9-11 GI Bill to complete her BA and MS in Workforce Education and Development from the University of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Micah Burnett is an Army veteran. In 2001, he deployed to Kosovo with the 10th Mountain Division. In 2003, Micah deployed to Iraq with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. He received the Army Commendation Medal for his time in service.
Micah is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.
Betty Fullerton Sandefur
Born across from the Corpus Christi Bay, Betty grew up in the U.S. Air Force town, Goldsboro, NC. Following high school graduation, she moved with her parents to live for a year in the "land down under." After returning to the States, she met her late husband, Terry, at Abilene Christian University. During Terry's service in the U.S. Coast Guard, they were stationed from coast to coast ... Texas, Florida, Virginia, and California.
Betty hails from a family of Veterans: grandfather, WW I Army "Muleskinner"; father, WW II Army Personnel Officer with the 50th General Hospital in Scotland and Normandy; three uncles, WW II, U.S. Army, U.S. Army Air Corps, and U.S. Navy. Her father-in-law, WW II, was U.S. Navy in the Pacific. Betty’s husband, brother, and step-brother served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Her son volunteered with the Texas State Guard, and her nephew, U.S. Army veteran, now serves in the Army National Guard.
Prior to joining TexVet in July 2010, Betty wrote a weekly column for the Austin American-Statesman; edited newsletters, coordinated special projects for both statewide and nonprofit agencies; was benefits manager for an Austin-based corporation; coordinated a county-wide coalition which focused on saving lives through the prevention of underage drinking; and served as a constituent liaison in the District 31 office of Congressman John R. Carter. In her spare time, Betty is a loving “Mimi” to her 10 grandchildren.
Digital Content Developer
Jonathan grew up in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island and moved to Austin in 1999. There's no place quite like Texas - He can't imagine a finer city or state to live in.
When he's not working on the TexVet website, Jonathan is a semi-professional board game designer. He publishes free-to-print games on his website at Invisible City Productions and runs an annual board game design conference: Protospiel South. He spends quite a bit of time thinking about how the rules and systems we create interact with people to promote or discourage specific behaviors. Consequently, he's a vocal advocate for making systems that robustly support their overt and implicit objectives through deliberate and intentional design.
Web & Information Designer
Amelia is a graduate of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Before coming to the veteran service industry, Amelia worked for more than five years in Texas Health and Human Services, specializing in the SSI disabled population. As a Web & Information Designer for TexVet, she works to index, architect, and maintain the data integrity of resources on Texas' biggest SMVF resource website. TexVet.org has seen over 450% growth in outbound referrals in the last 4 years, and leads the state in veteran resource traffic and referrals.