Board of Directors

Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Molly Trexler, RN, MSN, CPNP – Chair Elect
Dell Children’s Medical Center

Molly Trexler, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC is a long time Austinite who has spent her career focused on the health and wellbeing of children and their families.  She has spent her entire career with Seton at the now Dell Children’s Medical Center.  After obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Villanova University, she took a nursing job at Children’s Hospital of Austin.  After 5  years in pediatric critical care, she obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas and became a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  With a focus on cardiovascular surgery, critical care and trauma, she eventually made her way into her current job with the pediatric orthopedic surgeons in the Specialty Care Center at Dell Children’s Medical Center.  She is the proud Mom to 2 young kids and happy partner to her husband, Rob.

Kevin Byrne
Managing Director, US Programs
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Kevin oversees the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s giving in the United States which ranges from education technology grants and investments, to supporting local nonprofits providing vital services to low income families in Central Texas, to projects transforming health outcomes for local communities. Leveraging more than two decades of experience, he created the foundation’s Dell Scholars Program focused on disadvantaged students.

Prior to joining the foundation, he held positions with the Horatio Alger Association, and the Center for International Security and Strategic Studies. Kevin has a bachelor’s in business administration in finance from Mississippi State University and a master’s in business studies in strategy as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar from University College Cork. He has served on several boards from the National Scholarship Providers Association to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.  Kevin and his wife are also active with several organizations involved in foster care and adoption as well as the Xeroderma Pigmentosum Family Support Group.

Katy Bohuslav
Community Volunteer

Katy has now held the title of community volunteer and full-time mom longer than her previous jobs as a reporter, public information officer, or media and communications specialist. She has a degree in journalism from Southwest Texas State University, a background in state government, a profound patriotism for her state and nation, and a commitment to serving the underserved in the community.  She worked for Texas Department of Transportation, the Abilene Reporter-News, the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, and the Public Utility Commission.  Katy has volunteered at SLH for more than 12 years, serving on the board of directors and the development committee.  She is a docent at the LBJ Library and Museum and a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Katy and her husband are natives of West Texas, long-time residents of Austin and parents to three boys.  Katy speaks a little bit of Spanish and says “y’all” MUCH too often.

Fr. Louis T. Brusatti, DMin
Director, Center for Religion and Culture – St. Edward’s University

Father Louis T. Brusatti joined St. Edward’s University in July 2002 as the School of Humanities dean after serving seven years as dean of the School of Theology at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. An ordained Catholic priest, his ministry has been primarily focused in higher education and has included teaching assignments at DePaul University in Chicago, St. Thomas Theological Seminary in Denver, Kenrick Seminary and Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. He completed his ten year term as dean summer 2011 and is now an Associate Professor of Religious and Theological Studies and Director of the newly established Center for Religion and Culture at St. Edward’s University.

Edgar Cardenas, CPA – Treasurer
Vice President of Finance, QuickGifts

Edgar Cardenas received a B.B.A in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.  He began his professional career in public accounting where his work concentrated on financial due diligence engagements for mergers and acquisitions.  Edgar returned to Austin and received an M.B.A in Finance from McCombs School of Business. Since then he has been involved in several real estate development projects and other entrepreneurial endeavors. Edgar and his wife Ann are busy parents of three young boys.

Melissa Celerier, LCSW
Private Practice

Melissa is from Austin and has been serving youth and families as a clinical social worker since 1997. She received both her Bachelors of Arts in Government and Latin American Studies and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. For over 10 years Melissa served low income and homeless youth and families at Lifeworks, a non-profit agency. She provided adolescent and family counseling and later served as the Program Director for a homeless youth and young adult program. This program provided case management, counseling, housing, employment assistance, meals, and a health clinic.  After her son was born, Melissa began her private practice counseling individuals and families, while also providing clinical supervision to other therapists.   Melissa has been with St. Louise House since its beginning by helping in the development of program policies and the staff’s training curriculum. She also provided clinical supervision to many of its program directors and staff.

 

Charles Gembinski 
LCSW Emeritus

Charles Gembinski, Jr., LCSW-Emeritus, holds a B.A. in History from the University of Dayton and a M.S. in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. He held positions as Child Protective Services Caseworker, Supervisor, Program Director, Assistant Regional Director and Program Specialist, as well as the agency Administrator for Purchased Client Services, retiring from the State of Texas in 1999.  He also worked for Texas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) as their Training Coordinator, retiring in 2009.  This is Chuck’s third three year term as a member of the Board of Directors of St. Louise House.  In his spare time, Chuck is also an active member of the Knights of Columbus from St. Theresa Church and the Austin Chapter of the University of Dayton Alumni Association.  A Commissioned Officer in the United States Army Reserve, he is also a member of the Retired Reserve.

Julian Lockwood, JD
Partner, McGinnis Lochridge

Julian Lockwood is a partner with the law firm of McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore where he has practiced law for approximately 38 years. The primary focus of his practice is commercial real estate law. Julian received his B.A. from the University of Texas in 1972 and received a J.D. from the University of Houston in 1975. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Council of Austin and is a former member of the management committee of  McGinnis Lochridge. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association and a Fellow of The Texas Bar Foundation. Julian is married to Colleen Lockwood and they have two children and three grandchildren. He and Colleen are members of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.

Dillon Nugent
Director of Client Services, T3

Dillon is a senior executive with business savvy and creative vision, and has over 18 years of award winning experience with large scale marketing communications agencies including leadership work on marquee brands such as Pepsi, MINI, Adidas, Priceline, Converse, Gillette and 7-Eleven.  Her career has thus far taken her coast to coast from San Francisco to New York working on business both global and domestic, b2c as well as b2b focus, across a range of industries. Dillon landed in Austin in 2014 to head up Client Services at T3 before taking on her current role of Marketing Director at Spiceworks. Originally born & raised in Austin, she is happy to be back home and spends the majority of her non-working hours chasing after her two and four year old. She resides in Northwest Hills with her family and is active in neighborhood organization and her children’s preschool.

Sofia Leon Pompa (Sofie)
Integrations Product Manager, Spredfast

Sofie Leon Pompa is the Product Manager for the Partner Solutions Group at Spredfast. She drives strategic integrations with social, digital, and enterprise technology platforms. Sofie first joined Spredfast in 2013 to build out the Spredfast Partner Program, responsible for managing Spredfast’s technology partner relationships.  Prior to Spredfast, Sofie spent time in business school in Corporate Finance at American Express and as a Venture Fellow with Austin venture capital firm Daylight Partners. Prior to business school, Sofie worked in Product Management at Rev Worldwide, in both Product Management and Client Service at Frontier Strategy Group, and as Policy and Research Coordinator for the Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION International. Sofie received an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. from Stanford University.

Tausha D. Robertson, DrPH
Sr. Director, Alterity/NFP

Tausha Robertson is an entrepreneur, public servant, and lifelong learner.   Professionally, she has spent the past 10 years working with private equity firms to develop and implement strategies to manage the health and welfare spend across their portfolio of companies.  Tausha holds a Doctorate in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health and is a published author and thought leader in her field.  She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and has served as a volunteer for numerous public service organizations.  Tausha loves to travel, enjoy great meals with friends and family, scuba dive, and nurture her burgeoning techie interests.

David S. Shackelford, MHA
Project Manager, Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas

David Shackelford manages the Seton Healthcare Family’s new teaching hospital project, Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, associated with the forthcoming Academic Medical Center in downtown Austin.  His role includes working with a network of diverse community partners to transform the way care is delivered in Central Texas through the establishment of an innovative integrated ecosystem of healthcare delivery.  David is an active outdoor enthusiast with a passion for wildlife and culture that includes travel and leading tours through more than 150 countries worldwide spanning every continent.  He is a committed Master Mason of the Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons.  David’s mission work abroad includes creating connections with aid programs while serving poor and vulnerable populations.  David has a passion for music and is particularly fond of dancing and singing around his home with his beautiful wife, adorable three year old daughter, and newborn son.

Kirsten Voinis
K. Voinis Communications

Kirsten Voinis founded K. Voinis Communications in 2002 with a vision to provide public affairs guidance by uniting her passion for and previous experience in politics and journalism. Previously, Kirsten served as communications director and as a legislative aide for former State Sen. David Sibley, R-Waco, and directed communications for Texas Senate campaigns by Todd Staples (2000) and David Sibley (2010). Kirsten began her career as a newspaper reporter for the Wichita Falls Times Record News before moving to Austin to cover Texas government for five daily newspapers represented by a small Capitol news bureau. A native of Arlington, Texas, Kirsten has lived in Austin since December 1992. She earned a journalism degree fromTexas A&M University. Kirsten has been a member of the Women’s Fund of Central Texas since 2011 and co-chaired its Grants Committee (2014-2016). She serves on the Boards of Directors of the Austin Diaper Bank and the Saint Louise House, and volunteers for the Saint Louise House and Austin Pets Alive.

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