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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. Mark Andrus

    Chance Freeman

    Associate Director School Safety Education (512) 245-9181
  3. Joe McKenna

    Joe McKenna, Ph.D

    Associate Director Research and Evaluation (512) 245-1938
  4. Jennifer Steele

    Jennifer Steele

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

    Linda Young

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

    Program Manager School Safety Education (512) 245-3908
  2. Cynthia Balboa

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-6128
  3. Kathleen Bates

    Youth Tobacco Prevention Specialist (512) 245-6231
  4. Reginald Cajayon

    Program Manager Youth Tobacco Prevention (512) 245-6234
  5. Will Cook

    IT Specialist (512) 245-7224
  6. Alexandra Copeland

    School Safety Specialist (512) 245-7413
  7. Alexia Cox

    Tobacco Enforcement Contract Specialist (512) 245-7230
  8. Weston Davis

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

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

    Research and Evaluation Specialist (512) 245-6282
  11. Lisa Doherty

    Communication Specialist (512) 245-6235
  12. Velda Escamilla

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

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

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

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

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

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

    FDA Contract Specialist (512) 245-3034
  19. Krista Salas

    Operations Specialist
    School Safety Education
    (512) 245-6722
  20. Andrew Young

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

    FDA Contract Specialist (512) 245-5538