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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. Joe McKenna

    Joe McKenna, Ph.D

    Associate Director Research and Education (512) 245-1938
  3. Jennifer Steele

    Jennifer Steele

    Associate Director Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement (512) 245-8895
  4. Linda Young

    Linda Young

    Associate Director Business Operations (512) 245-8390
  1. Cynthia Arredondo

    Program Manager School Safety Education (512) 245-3908
  2. Kathleen Bates

    Youth Tobacco Prevention Specialist (512) 245-6231
  3. Will Cook

    IT Specialist (512) 245-7224
  4. Weston Davis

    FDA Contract Specialist (512) 245-5639
  5. DJ Deckert

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

    Research and Evaluation Specialist (512) 245-6282
  7. Velda Escamilla

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

    IT Specialist (512) 245-1232
  9. Tom Kelley

    School Safety Specialist (512) 245-5637
  10. Cody Long

    IT Specialist (512) 245-7222
  11. Joe Munoz

    Program Manager SBLE Education (512) 245-6827
  12. Lindy Narvaiz

    Tobacco Contract Specialist (512) 245-7652
  13. Laura Roach

    FDA Contract Specialist (512) 245-3034
  14. Laura Stone

    School Safety Specialist (512) 245-6233
  15. Andrew Young

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

    FDA Contract Specialist (512) 245-5538