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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
Carlo Arevalo carlo.arevalo@goodwillcentraltexas.org Goodwill Industries of Central Texas Services/Souce America
Mr. Russell Arterberry russell.g.arterberry.ctr@us.army.mil Texas Military Forces Family Assistance Specialist
Anna Baker anna.baker@tvc.texas.gov Texas Veterans Commission Women Veterans Initiative
Luann Barron lu.a.barron.ctr@mail.mil TXARNG State Family Programs Family Assistance Specialist
Thomas Belton III tjbelton@tarrantcounty.com Tarrant County Veteran Service Office Veterans County Service Officer
Samuel Blanks samuel.blanks@twc.state.tx.us Texas Veterans Leadership Program
Elisa Borah elisa.borah@austin.utexas.edu University of Texas at Austin
Jessica Brynestad jessica.m.brynestad.ctr@mail.mil Transition Assistance Advisor
Mr. Michael Buell austinfurniturebank@gmail.com
Ryan Burke rburke@frontsteps.org
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
J Craig Combs joe.craig.combs@gmail.com Texas Veterans Commission Community Partners Coordinator
LaWanda Davis lawanda_parks@yahoo.com A New Entry
Teresa Durant teresasdurant@gmail.com
Eugene Edwards eugene.edwards@goodwillcentraltexas.org Goodwill Industries of Central Texas Project Coordinator
Ronda Englander ronda@comfortcrew.org Comfort Crew for Military Kids
Mr. Rush Evans revans@tlsc.org Texas Veterans Legal Assistance Project Outreach/Intake Specialist
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
Kerri Harmon kerriharmon@gmail.com Texas State University Counseling supervisor
Donna Harrell dharrell@wilco.org Williamson County Veteran Services Director/County Service Officer
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
Walter Hodge walter.hodge@va.gov Veterans Administration Health Benefits Eligibility Assistant
Mr. Perry Jefferies perry@texvet.org TexVet Manager
Paul Julio paul.julio@tvc.texas.gov Texas Veterans Commission Regional Outreach Coordinator for the Central Texas Region for Employment Services
Harvey Kitzman hkitzman@austin.rr.com
Ms. Aimee Klich aklich@caritasofaustin.org Caritas (SSVF) Veteran Specialist
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
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
Rhonda Mack rhonda.mack@tvc.texas.gov Texas Veterans Commission DVOP
Pam Maercklein pam.maercklein@tvc.texas.gov Texas Veterans Commission Women Veterans Coordinator
Pam Maercklein pamela.maercklein@tvc.texas.gov Texas Veterans Commission Women Veterans Claims Coordinator
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
Darren McQueen darren.mcqueen@goodwillcentraltexas.org Goodwill Industries of Central Texas
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 rachel.mims@tstc.edu Texas State Technical College TSTC Veterans Programs
Margie Moore margie.moore@cybertex.edu Cybertex Institute of Technology
Michelle Morgan michelle.morgan4@va.gov VA OIF/OEF
Niki Paul nikipaul@austinecho.org ECHO
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 wes@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
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
Roberta Roque rroque@drtx.org Disability Rights Texas
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 texaswomenvets@tvc.texas.gov Texas Veterans Commission Women Veteran's Outreach Coordinator
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
Dylan Shubitz dylans@hacanet.org HACA HUD-VASH Coordinator
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
Dr. Louella Tate ltate@austincc.edu Austin Community College Dean of Student Services
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
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 rita@comfortcrew.org 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
Title Occurs on Address
Central Texas Veteran Services Coalition Meeting - July 22, 2015 July 22, 2015 - 5:00am to 7:00am
North Austin Workforce Center
6505 Airport Blvd Suite 101
78752 Austin , TX
Central Texas Veteran Services Coalition Meeting - June 11, 2015 June 11, 2015 - 5:00am to 7:00am
Goodwill Community Center
1015 Norwood Park Blvd Conference Room 3340
78753 Austin , TX
Central Texas Veteran Services Coalition Meeting - May 13, 2015 May 13, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Workforce Solutions Capital Area – North
6505 Airport Blvd #101a
78752 Austin , TX
Central Texas Veteran Services Coalition Meeting - April 16, 2015 April 16, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Heroes Night Out
1150 S. Bell Blvd.
78613 Cedar Park , TX
Central Texas Veteran Services Coalition Meeting - Mar 26, 2015 March 26, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Austin Community College - Highland Mall Campus
6101 Airport Boulevard Room 2207
78752 Austin , TX
Central Texas Veteran Services Coalition Meeting - Feb 19, 2015 February 19, 2015 - 8:00am to 10:00am
500 East 7th Street Conference Room B
78701 Austin , TX
Central Texas Veteran Services Coalition Meeting - Jan 21, 2015 January 21, 2015 - 8:00am to 10:00am
5015 IH-35, Ste. 200
78744 Austin , TX
Central Texas Veteran Services Coalition Meeting - Dec 4, 2014 December 4, 2014 - 4:00am to 6:00am
Texas A&M Health Science Center
3950 North A.W. Grimes Blvd.
78665 Round Rock , TX
Central Texas Veteran Services Coalition Meeting - Oct 29, 2014 October 29, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Disability Rights Texas
2222 West Braker Lane
78758 Austin , TX
Central Texas Veteran Services Coalition Meeting - Sep 17, 2014 September 17, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:00am
The McCabe Center
1915 E. Martin Luther King Blvd
78702 Austin , TX


Click here to download a PDF of all of the flyers that were available at the meeting. This PDF contains information about the 2015 Local Austin VA Outpatient Clinic Art Competition, ACC's 2 Paths 2 Work initative, ACC's Veterans Training programs, and Operation Goodjobs' Deployment to Employment program.

There are no minutes for the January 2015 meeting. I took minutes, but they are lost. – Jonathan Leistiko, CTVSC Secretary


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