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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. 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. Cynthia Arredondo

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

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

    Training and Education Specialist (512) 245-5847
  4. Ammy Cathey

    Training and Education Specialist (512) 245-5841
  5. Will Cook

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

    Training Specialist (512) 245-5856
  7. Weston Davis

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

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

    Research and Evaluation Specialist (512) 245-6282
  10. Tara Earle

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

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

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

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

    Specialist (512) 245-5848
  15. Krista Flores

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

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

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

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

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-6235
  20. Joe Muñoz

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

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

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

    Grant Specialist (512) 245-6624
  24. Richard Parkin

    IT Specialist (512) 245-5846
  25. Stephanie Peterson

    Training and Education Specialist (512) 245-5849
  26. Bea Pyle

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Research and Evaluation Specialist (512) 245-9045
  33. Grace Wafford

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-7230
  34. Andrew Young

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

    FDA Contract Specialist (512) 245-5538