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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. Jennifer Steele

    Jennifer Steele

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

    Shawna R. White, Ph.D

    Associate Director Research and Evaluation (512) 245-5175
  5. 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

    Program Manager Youth Tobacco Prevention (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. Tara Earle

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

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

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

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

    FDA Contract Specialist (512) 245-3034
  12. Tom Kelley

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

    IT Specialist (512) 245-7222
  14. Joe Muñoz

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

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

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-5284
  17. Bea Pyle

    Tobacco Enforcement Contract Specialist (512) 245-0821
  18. Laura Stone

    School Safety Specialist (512) 245-6233
  19. Laura Tanner

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

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-6722
  21. Hanna Traphagan

    Youth Tobacco Prevention Specialist (512) 245-6234
  22. Lacette Valerio

    Research and Evaluation Specialist (512) 245-3036
  23. Ashley Vaughn

    Research and Evaluation Specialist (512) 245-9045
  24. Andrew Young

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

    FDA Contract Specialist (512) 245-5538