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What Is The Central Texas Veteran Services Coalition (CTVSC)?

The Central Texas Veteran Services Coalition (CTVSC) is a coalition of entities in and around Travis county that provide services to Veterans who live in the region. Our mission is to facilitate a "no wrong door" service policy for Veterans by increasing awareness – among our member organizations, other organizations, and the public at large - of the services we provide, and facilitating communication across veteran service organizations in the central Texas area.

This page contains information for current and future CTVSC members as well as the public. The tabs below contain:

  • A roster of CTVSC members with contact info, 
  • Agendas for past and future meetings,
  • Meeting minutes for past meetings,
  • A calendar of future meeting dates with location and contact info, and
  • A link to our Facebook page.

Have you found an error on this page? Please let us know! 

Want to talk to someone about the CTVSC? Call Jonathan Leistiko at 512-341-4961.

Want a comma-separated spreadsheet of the most up-to-date roster of CTVSC members? Go to http://texvet.org/ctvsc_roster

Want an up-to-date, comma-separated spreadsheet of just CTVSC members' email addresses? Go to http://texvet.org/ctvsc_roster_only_email

Name Email Address Organization Name Job Title
Mr. Christopher Araujo caraujo@eastersealstx.org Easter Seals Central Texas Director of Community & Veteran Services
Mr. Russell Arterberry russell.g.arterberry.ctr@mail.mil Texas Military Forces Family Assistance Specialist
Anna Baker anna.baker@tvc.texas.gov Texas Veterans Commission Women Veterans Program Manager
Adrian Balboa adrian.balbo@militaryonesource.com Texas Military OneSource
Luann Barron lu.a.barron.ctr@mail.mil TXARNG State Family Programs Family Assistance Specialist
Bettie Beckworth bettie.beckworth@hhsc.state.tx.us Health & Human Services Commission Program Director for Veteran Services
Thomas Belton III tjbelton@tarrantcounty.com Tarrant County Veteran Service Office Veterans County Service Officer
Michael Blankers michael.blankers@va.gov Veterans Administration VAFSC Representative
Samuel Blanks samuel.blanks@twc.state.tx.us Texas Veterans Leadership Program
Elisa Borah elisa.borah@austin.utexas.edu University of Texas at Austin
Minerva Bowie-Garcia minerva.garcia@va.gov Veterans Administration Women Veterans Outreach Specialist
Lindsay Box lindsay@operationwarriorspath.org
Jessica Brynestad jessica.m.brynestad.ctr@mail.mil Transition Assistance Advisor
Mr. Michael Buell austinfurniturebank@gmail.com
Mr. Micah Burnett burnett@tamhsc.edu TexVet Initiative Communications Specialist
Eva Carwile eva.s.carwile.ctr@mail.mil Texas Army National Guard
Mr. Lee Cavender LMSW lee@samaritan-center.org Military Veteran Peer Network Field Clinician
Jennifer Cerretti jennifer.cerretti@goodwillcentraltexas.org Goodwill Industries of Central Texas Operation Goodjobs Grant Manager
Carolyn Colley ccolley@lonestarlegal.org Lone Star Legal Aid Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow - Military and Veterans Unit
Craig Combs joe.craig.combs@gmail.com Texas Veterans Commission Community Partners Coordinator
Paul Daanon paul@samaritan-center.org Samaritan Center Military Clinical Director
LaWanda Davis lawanda_parks@yahoo.com A New Entry
Taryn Davis tdavis@frontsteps.org Front Steps SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) SSVF Program Manager
Teresa Durant teresasdurant@gmail.com
Eugene Edwards eugene.edwards@goodwillcentraltexas.org Goodwill Industries of Central Texas Project Coordinator
Michael Elder michael.elder@goodwillcentraltexas.org Goodwill Industries of Central Texas Veteran Financial Trainer
Ronda Englander ronda@comfortcrew.org Comfort Crew for Military Kids
Mr. Rush Evans revans@tlsc.org Texas Veterans Legal Assistance Project Outreach/Intake Specialist
Quiana Fisher qfisher@caritasofaustin.org Caritas (SSVF)
Bldg 35071 Fort Hood george.m.butry.ctr@mail.mil Army Wounded Warrior Program Army Wounded Warrior Program Advocate
Cecilia Galliano cgallian@austincc.edu Austin Community College
Michael Giles dmichaelgiles@gmail.com
Lorelei Gonzalez lgonzalez@addictioncampus.com Acadia Healthcare Treatment Specialist
Ms. Berta Guerra berta.guerra@traviscountytx.gov Travis County Veteran Service Office Administrative Assistant
Kerri Harmon kerriharmon@gmail.com Texas State University Counseling supervisor
Donna Harrell dharrell@wilco.org Williamson County Veteran Services Director/County Service Officer
Vivian Harris vharris@capcog.org Capital Area Council of Governments
Harvey Mikulencak harvey.l.mikulencak.ctr@us.army.mil ARNG Survivor Services Program Survivor Outreach Services Support Coordinator
Kirsha Haverlah kirsha.haverlah@co.travis.tx.us Travis County Constable Pct. 5
Will Herron shortster65@yahoo.com Combat Veteran Motorcyle Association - Houston
Dr. Suzanna Hupp suzanna.hupp@hhsc.state.tx.us Health & Human Services Commission Associate Commissioner for Veteran Services
Mr. Perry Jefferies perry@armyblood.com
Robin Johnson robin@samaritan-center.org Samaritan Center Staff Therapist
Frederick Jones frederick.jones@traviscountytx.gov Travis County Veteran Service Office Veterans County Service Officer- Asst
Paul Julio paul.julio@tvc.texas.gov Workforce Center South Regional Outreach Coordinator for the Central Texas Region for Employment Services
Denny Katona denny.katona@opveteran.org Founder / CEO O.P. Veteran
Harvey Kitzman hkitzman@austin.rr.com
Nicolina Kozak nkozak@frontsteps.org Front Steps SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families)
Debi Krakar debi@austindogalliance.org Austin Dog Alliance Executive Director
Hannah Kronzer O'Brien hannahkob@austin.utexas.edu University of Texas at Austin Program Coordinator
Megan Kunkle-Ballard megan.kunkle-ballard@traviscountytx.gov Travis County Correctional Complex Youth & Veterans Program Coordinator
Juan Lazcano jlazcano@frontsteps.org Front Steps SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) SSVF Case Manager
David Leamon dleamon@lonestarlegal.org Lone Star Legal Aid Managing Attorney
Tina Lee tina.lee@austintexas.gov City of Austin Veterans Program Coordinator
Jonathan Leistiko contactus@texvet.org TexVet Initiative Webmaster
Leila Levinson leilalevinson@yahoo.com Veterans Children
Amanda Lokey amanda.lokey@va.gov Central Texas Veterans Health Care System HUD-VASH Case Manager
Sara Lubeck slubeck@frontsteps.org Front Steps SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) HVRP Career Counsleor
Rhonda Mack rhonda.mack@tvc.texas.gov Worksource Solutions Rural Capital Area DVOP
Angela Marshall operationbarnabasbethany@gmail.com
Jay Marshall jayamarshall@yahoo.com Bethany Lutheran Church - Operation Barnabas
Greg McCormack gmccormack@frontsteps.org Front Steps SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) Program Director
Bill McLellan bmclellan@gmail.com
LT COL Andrew Mellon USMC Ret. andrew@ourdigitalheroes.org Our Digital Heroes Foundation President
Andrew Miller andrew.miller@va.gov VA-HUD VASH Veterans Program Manager
Rachel Mims ramims@tstc.edu Texas State Technical College TSTC Veterans Programs
Eric Montgomery eric.montgomery@va.gov Department of Veterans Affairs Community Engagement
Margie Moore margie.moore@cybertex.edu Cybertex Institute of Technology
Michelle Morgan michelle.morgan4@va.gov VA OIF/OEF
Sarah Parnell sparnell@eastersealstx.org
Erin Peace erin@samaritan-center.org Samaritan Center Staff Therapist
Lerla Pettiford lerla.j.pettiford.ctr@mail.mil Texas Army National Guard
Preston Petty prestonpetty@austinecho.org ECHO
Wes Pierce judy@heroesnightout.org Heroes Night Out Manager
Brooke Pillifant dswordofmouth@gmail.com DS Word of Mouth: Veterans Voice Project Veteran's Voice Project
Megan Podowski mpodowski@caritasofaustin.org Caritas (SSVF) SSVF Program Manager
Tina Ponder cponder@greenpath.com Greenpath Financial
Gretchen Rees gretchen@samaritan-center.org
William Ritter writter@tlsc.org Texas Legal Services Center Attorney / Non-profit
Lisa Rivers lisarivers302@gmail.com Transitions: Horses and Heroes Financial Director
Brad Robichaux brad.robichaux@va.gov Veterans Administration Vocational Rehabilitation & Vet Success Counselor @ ACC
Dedan Rodriguez rodrodriguez@theaarpodcast.com The After Action Review Host / Webmaster
Stephanie Roe stephanie.a.roe7.civ@mail.mil 980th EN BN Family Readiness Support Assistant
Roberta Roque rroque@drtx.org Disability Rights Texas
Kevin Ross kevinr@triangleperformance.com
Betty Sandefur betty@texvet.org TexVet Business Coordinator
Patty Sanders patty.a.sanders.civ@mail.mil US Army Reserves Family Readiness Support Assistant
Carrie Sconza sconza@tamhsc.edu TexVet Director
Keante Scott kscott@eastersealstx.org Easter Seals Central Texas Admin Assistant
Pamela Seymour pamela.s.seymour.ctr@mail.mil Texas Army National Guard TXNG Family Assistance Specialist
Jermaine Shorter jermaineshorter@unitedforthepeople.org United For The People President
Ms. Libby Sittley libby-sittley@ccctx.org Catholic Charities Director of Veteran Services
Stephanie Snyder texasvets@cpinc.org Texas Center Point Veterans Services
Larry Spiers dev@h4v.org Homes4Vets
Shandra Sponsler shandra.b.sponsler.civ@mail.mil Texas Army National Guard Family Support Services Deputy Branch Manager
Jason Stewart jason.stewart@goodwillcentraltexas.org Goodwill Industries of Central Texas Veteran Project Coordinator
Joe Strychalski jstrychalski@bigmentoring.org Big Brothers Big Sisters VP of Programs, BBBS of Central TX
April Sullivan april@vsatx.org VSA Texas Artworks Director
Penny Sutton penny.sutton@uhsinc.com Austin Lakes
Dr. Louella Tate ltate@austincc.edu Austin Community College Dean of Student Services
Mollie Thomas mollie.thomas@twc.state.tx.us Texas Workforce Commission
Victoria Thompson jfasue@yahoo.com Texas Veterans Commission
Jessica Trofe jtrofe2016@gmail.com TXARNG Psychological Health Coordinator
Zen VanLoan zen.vanloan.csfl@gmail.com Texas Army National Guard TXNG Job Connection Education Program Rep
Ms. Pia Villalon pvillalon@cpinc.org Texas Center Point Veterans Services Program Coordinator
Casey Wade casey.wade@twc.state.tx.us Texas Veterans Leadership Program Community Outreach Liasion
Aubrie Wade aubrie.wade@tvc.texas.gov Texas Veterans Commission Provider Coordinator
Martha Wall marthamartinwall@outlook.com Veterans Yoga Project
Marie Wang mwang@frontsteps.org Front Steps SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) SSVF Program Coordinator
BethAnn Warwick bwarwic1@austincc.edu Austin Community College - Round Rock Campus Special Projects Coordinator
Ms. Sam Wassiel sam.wassiel@helpmatehomecare.com
Janet Wenig janet.wenig@va.gov VA-HUD VASH
Catherine Williams catherine.williams9@va.gov VA-HUD VASH VASH Case Manager
Rita Willoughby ritaw.wds@gmail.com Comfort Crew for Military Kids Director of Development
Ms. Angela Young angela.young@va.gov Austin Vet Center Office Manager - Outreach
Valerie Zimmerman vzimmerman@wilco.org Veterans County Service Officer- Asst

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