While attending law school, Trenton L. Brough volunteered his time working with children at a local boxing gym in Houston. He is passionate about keeping children active and believes that making smart choices and forming healthy habits early on are the secrets to a successful schooling career and beyond. His favorite things in the world are his wife, his daughter, and boxing. Raised on a pig farm in West Texas, he often jokes about his thick accent and climbing the ladder from “farm to firm.” Trenton works diligently at being easy to talk to as well as being an attentive listener, all while maintaining a goal-oriented approach in counseling and problem-solving. Trenton received his JD from South Texas College of Law and holds a BBA in Accounting from Abilene Christian University.
Darren Coates is an Associate with Husch Blackwell, Darren represents healthcare clients in adhering to regulations and defends them in disputes and disagreements with administrative officials. He also assists hospitals during purchases and transfers of ownership. Before joining Husch Blackwell, Darren practiced at Gjerset & Lorenz in Austin, Texas. He also analyzed Medicare claims at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., and did legislative work for U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.
Jameson Watts represents clients in a broad range of commercial and business litigation matters in state and federal court. His experience includes representing financial institutions, healthcare providers, and other businesses in a diverse array of litigation from pre-trial proceedings through appeal. Jameson has also represented debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy cases, along with related adversary proceedings.
During law school, Jameson won first place at the Duberstein National Moot Court Competition and the Texas Young Lawyers Association Moot Court Competition. He also served as a judicial intern for: The Hon. Calvin Botley, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; The Hon. Jeff Bohm, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas; The Hon. Michael Massengale, First Court of Appeals of Texas; and The Hon. Jennifer Elrod, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Virginia Potter joined the foundation in 2008, leading projects in California, Colorado, Cape Town, South Africa, and finally Central Texas. In the Central Texas community, she manages efforts to improve children’s ability to engage and perform effectively at school; to increase access to quality healthcare services for children and their families; to ensure the safety and well-being of abused or neglected children; and to provide gifts to organizations or projects that have the power to transform the Austin community.
Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, Richard Tagle has led organizations on the forefront of social change for more than three decades. He believes that to change the world, we must first start with how we support, educate, and raise children. The true test of a community’s grit and generosity lies in how it treats its children and youth.
Angel Toscano is in charge of managing supervisors and instructors for It’s Time Texas After School Programs. He is dedicated to teaching youth about their overall health and fitness. His philosophy is to enlighten children with the tools needed to transition them from children to young adults. He believes education can be taught with excitement and enthusiasm through fitness games. His commitment to living a healthy life includes weightlifting, playing basketball, learning mix martial arts, and consistently learning more about the consumption of healthy cuisine. Angel received his Masters in Sports Management and Bachelors in Health and Fitness Management from Texas State University.
Mark Kiester is the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area (BGCAA), Austin’s leading youth development agency, serving 12,000 kids in the Austin Area. Mark is a member of the Texas Education Agency’s Expanding Extended Learning Time Council, where he works with 12 other statewide appointees in developing direction and possible legislation to support and foster Out of School Time programs across the state. He is also a member of the Austin/Travis County Mentoring Advisory Council and the policy committee for One Voice Austin, a collaboration of 60 human services agencies in Travis County that assist in developing public policy and programs affecting the clients of those partner agencies. Currently he serves on the Board of Jarrott Productions. A new not-for- profit theatre company producing dramatic and comedic one act plays that reflect on the dynamics of families.
Mark was also named the 2014 Nonprofit Executive of the Year by Greenlights Nonprofits for Success’s Nonprofit Excellence Awards. In May 2015 he received the Legacy Leadership Award from the Central Texas Afterschool Network (now Learn All the Time Network). This is only the 3 rd time the organization awarded that honor in its 15-year history. In early 2017 Mark was awarded a “9 Core Values” award for Leadership by First Tee of Greater Austin.
Currently the Administrative Supervisor of Partnerships for the Austin Independent School District, BiNi Coleman has spearheaded interventions for over 20 years that have produced positive measurable outcomes, with programs observed in best-practice reports by SEDL, the Texas Department of Transportation, and U.S. Department of Education. Coleman co-founded the St. John Community-School Alliance and assisted with strategies that resulted in winning the “100 Best Communities” award, saving three schools from closure, and moving six schools from Academically Unacceptable to Acceptable state ratings. As a consultant, Coleman has overseen $80 million in federal grants for the Texas Education Agency, facilitated the Central Texas Ready By 21 Coalition, and provided strategic planning and development support to various Austin-area organizations.
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