Richard Singleton, MAMFC, LPC-S #63091, CEO | 512-246-4278 | richard.singleton@starry.org   Richard Singleton is a Licensed Professional Counselor — Supervisor and CEO of STARRY, Inc.  Richard attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he graduated with a double major in History and Political Science.  He then obtained a Master of Arts in Marriage…

Deputy Chief of Staff
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Stefanie Linkenhoger, Deputy Chief of Staff | 512-281-6414 | stefanie.linkenhoger@starry.org   I’m Stefanie Linkenhoger, and I’m honored to serve as the Deputy Chief of Staff at STARRY. With a journey spanning over a decade, I’ve had the privilege of wearing different hats across various departments within our agency. This incredible experience has allowed me to contribute…

Training and Technical Assistance Professional (TTAP)

  Kristy Montes was born and raised in California. She attended California State University, Northridge, majoring in Child and Adolescent Behavior. Kristy moved to Texas to be closer to her family. She is a mom of two energetic kids and has been married for 12 years to Franklin. Kristy has 12+ year serving families and…

Grant Coordinator

    Kathy Mendoza is currently serving in the position as Grant Coordinator for STEP UP Texas.  She is a native Texan having been born and raised in Georgetown, TX.  Many positions she has held throughout her career have been in service to her community.  One of her most recent role was assisting in establishing…

Director of Restorative Practices Training

  Hello, my name is Clarence “Teddy” Jones and I am the Director of Restorative Practices Training for STEP-UP Texas. I graduated from Texas State University and received a B.A. in History with a minor in Sociology.  As part of my 20-year professional journey, I have served as the Coordinator of Student Agency and Engagement…

Training and Technical Assistance Professional (TTAP)

  Kaitlyn Bruch is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is the Trauma Informed Training and Technical Assistance Professional (TTAP) for STEP UP Texas in Williamson County. Additionally, Kaitlyn is the Trauma Informed Practices Administrator for Williamson County Juvenile Services in Georgetown, Texas. Kaitlyn received her Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences from Concordia University Texas…

  Dr. Lorna Hermosura is the Project Director of STEP UP Texas and is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin where she teaches “Restorative Practices” to future teachers. Lorna holds a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy, a master’s degree in counseling, and a bachelor’s…

Director of Judicial and Law Enforcement Engagement

Matt Smith is the Assistant Executive Director for the Williamson County Juvenile Services Department in Georgetown, Texas.  Matt is a certified Juvenile Probation Officer and a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English & Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996 and his master’s degree in Human Services with a focus in…

Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation
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R. Renee Hernandez, MA, LPC-S #73875, LMFT-S #202586, NCC, TBRI Educator, Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation 512-246-4308 | renee.cameron-hernandez@starry.org Renee Hernandez is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works as the Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation at STARRY.  Renee attended Texas State University and received her Bachelor of…

Senior Director of Business Administration
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Dawn Wood, Senior Director of Business Administration 512-675-4144 | dawn.wood@starry.org I’m Dawn Wood, the Senior Director of Business Administration. I was born and raised in Michigan and moved to Texas in 2019. I attended Hope College in Holland, MI and obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. I then received my Master’s Degree of Business Administration…