Executive Director of Operations & Philanthropy
737-402-8154

Christine Simpson, MEd, Executive Director of Operations & Philanthropy 737-402-8154 | christine.simpson@starry.org Bio coming soon!

Senior Director of Business Administration
512-675-4144

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…

Director of Clinical and Experiential Learning
254-307-3170

Elizabeth Brothers, MS, LPC-S #77398, RPTTM, Director of Clinical and Experiential Learning 254-307-3170 | beth.brothers@starry.org Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist.  Elizabeth attended Arizona State University, graduating as a Distinguished Graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Minor in Human and Child Development.  She received her…

R. Renee Hernandez is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (#73875) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor (#202586) who works as the Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation at STARRY.  Renee attended Texas State University and received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Forensic Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Professional…

Director of Philanthropy
512-886-4621

Janice Burton, BBA, Director of Philanthropy | 512-886-4621 | janice.burton@starry.org   Janice Burton is a passionate, mission-focused professional with over 30 years of business and nonprofit experience in Administration (finance and accounting), Program, and Development. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Middle Tennessee State University and is currently the Director…

Director of STEP UP Texas
254-304-9786

Deyanira (DeeDee) Duffy, MSW, LMSW #112135, Director of STEP UP Texas | 254-304-9786 | deyanira.duffy@starry.org Deyanira (DeeDee) Duffy is the Director of STEP UP Texas. DeeDee attended the University of Texas Pan American, obtaining a Master of Arts Degree in Communication with a specialization in Organizational Communication. She obtained a Master of Social Work in 2023…

Director of Operations
512-886-4609

Carmen Geske, M.Ed., Director of Operations | 512-886-4609 | carmen.geske@starry.org   Carmen Geske is the Director of Operations with STARRY, Inc.  Carmen attended Baylor University and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Education and Texas Christian University where she earned a Master’s in Education in Counseling.  Carmen has worked for over 7 years in non-profit services.…

Director of Family and Youth Services
512-886-4615

Lyndsey Jackson, MA, LPC #76565, Director of Family and Youth Services 512-886-4615 | lyndsey.jackson@starry.org   Lyndsey Jackson is a Licensed Professional Counselor who currently works as the Director of Family and Youth Services at STARRY.  Lyndsey attended Baylor University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Educational Psychology and the…

Director of Learning & Development
254-307-3214

Madeline Myers, MS, Director of Learning & Development 254-307-3214 | madeline.myers@starry.org@starry.org   Madeline is STARRY’s Director of Learning & Development. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies at Stephen F. Austin State University in 2020. Madeline also holds a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas…

Director of the Carver Center for Families
512-246-4312

Nita Riggins, BSW, LCCPA #D14801, LBSW #55397, Director of the Carver Center for Families 512-246-4312 | nita.riggins@starry.org   Nita is the Director of the Carver Center for Families at STARRY. She is a Licensed Social Worker, Trust Based Relational Intervention Practitioner®, and N.E.A.R. Science Master Trainer who is committed to improving outcomes for families through supportive healing…