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Staff

The Texas School Safety Center staff offer a variety of subject matter expertise, research and support across a broad array of school safety and health-related fields designed to ensure the health, safety, and security of all Texas communities and schools.

  1. Kathy Martinez-Prather

    Kathy Martinez-Prather

    Director Texas School Safety Center
  1. Mark Andrus

    Mark Andrus

    Associate Director Information Technology (512) 245-1407
  2. Celina Bley, Ph.D

    Celina Bley, Ph.D

    Associate Director Training and Education (512) 245-1938
  3. Celina Bley, Ph.D

    Jeff Caldwell

    Associate Director School Safety Readiness (512) 245-0895
  4. Jennifer Steele

    Jennifer Steele

    Associate Director Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement (512) 245-8895
  5. Shawna R. White, Ph.D

    Shawna R. White, Ph.D

    Associate Director Research and Evaluation (512) 245-5175
  6. Linda Young

    Linda Young

    Associate Director Business Operations (512) 245-8390
  1. Simone Alvarez, Sc.D.

    Research and Evaluation Specialist (512) 245-5857
  2. Laura Anaya Rodriguez

    Grant Coordinator Digital Threat Assessment (512) 245-5859
  3. Denise Armentrout

    Administrative Specialist TCOLE (512) 245-5862
  4. Cynthia Arredondo

    Program Manager Training and Education (512) 245-3908
  5. Kathleen Bates

    Program Manager Youth Tobacco Prevention (512) 245-6231
  6. Brian Benscoter

    Training and Education Specialist (512) 245-5847
  7. Edward Bradshaw

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-4884
  8. Josh Carmouche

    School Safety Readiness Supervisor (512) 245-4889
  9. Ammy Cathey

    Training and Education Specialist (512) 245-5841
  10. Steve Cathey

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-4885
  11. Brian Clason

    Program Manager Training and Education Curriculum (512) 245-5861
  12. Will Cook

    IT Specialist (512) 245-7224
  13. Sirenna Cumberland

    Training and Education Specialist (512) 245-5856
  14. Gabriel De La Hoya

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-4882
  15. DJ Deckert

    IT Specialist (512) 245-6981
  16. Ohenewaa Dede-Bamfo

    Research and Evaluation Specialist (512) 245-6282
  17. Ashley Drinkard

    Research and Evaluation Specialist (512) 245-9045
  18. Kimberly Duncan-Ashley

    Grant Coordinator Sandy Hook Promise (512) 245-5860
  19. Tara Earle

    Research and Evaluation Specialist (512) 245-0897
  20. Velda Escamilla

    FDA Program Coordinator (512) 245-7220
  21. Martin Esqueda

    IT Specialist (512) 245-1232
  22. Kelsey Fleming

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-6230
  23. Shane Fleming

    IT Specialist (512) 245-5848
  24. Krista Flores

    Training and Education Coordinator (512) 245-5840
  25. Jim Hawarny

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-5842
  26. Tom Kelley

    Training and Education Specialist (512) 245-5637
  27. Eric Leath

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-4717
  28. Cody Long

    IT Specialist (512) 245-7222
  29. Rosa Luera

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-6235
  30. Diane Martinez

    FDA Contract Specialist (512) 245-3034
  31. Joe Muñoz

    Program Manager School-Based Law Enforcement Education (512) 245-6827
  32. Lindy Narvaiz

    Tobacco Contract Specialist (512) 245-7652
  33. Felisha Nauert

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-5284
  34. Julie Palmer

    Training and Education Coordinator (512) 245-6624
  35. Richard Parkin

    IT Specialist (512) 245-5846
  36. Joseph Pena

    IT Specialist (512) 245-5845
  37. Stephanie Peterson

    Training and Education Specialist (512) 245-5849
  38. Julie Puzan

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-4718
  39. Bea Pyle

    Tobacco Enforcement Contract Specialist (512) 245-0821
  40. Brit Sauer

    Grant Coordinator Threat Assessment (512) 245-5858
  41. Laura Stone

    Training and Education Specialist (512) 245-6233
  42. Laura Tanner

    Public Relations and Outreach Specialist (512) 245-6128
  43. Susana Thomas

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-6722
  44. Lacette Valerio

    Research and Evaluation Specialist (512) 245-3036
  45. Grace Wafford

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-7230
  46. Cheryl Womack

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-4883
  47. Stacy Wright

    School Safety Readiness Supervisor (512) 245-4887
  48. Andrew Young

    IT Specialist (512) 245-0116
  49. Stephanie Young

    FDA Contract Specialist (512) 245-5538