Board of Advocates

The Baylor School of Social Work Board of Advocates includes members who bring a variety of professional, social, institutional and denominational experience to the work of the School. They serve voluntarily out of their commitment and passion to further the impact of social work students who serve the neediest population groups throughout the world with both professionalism and Christian love.

Board of Advocates 2017-18

John Anderson (Waco, TX)
Darla Bailey (Louisville, KY)
Mark Birdwhistell (Richmond, KY)
Bill Blackburn (Kerrville, TX)
Casondra Brown Burkley (Houston, TX)
Heather Deal (New York, NY)
Kristi Lake Fuller (Little Rock, AR)
Felipe Garza (Waco, TX)
Louis Gomez (Houston, TX)- Vice Chair
Amber Gray (Houston, TX)
LeAnn Kite Hampton (Garland, TX)
Cindy Johnson (Aledo, TX)
Tamiko Jones (Arlington, TX)
Marv Knox (Coppell, TX)
Kim Kronzer O'Brien (Austin, TX)
Kris Olson (Waco, TX)
Joe Panter (Paradise Valley, AZ)
Larry Powell (Tyler, TX)
Danny Prince (Dallas, TX)
Gus Reyes (Austin, TX)
Debbie Stroupe (Paradise Valley, AZ)
Courtney Chapman Thomas (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Patty Villarreal (San Antonio, TX)- Chair
Scott Waller (Waxahachie, TX)
Cindy Wiles (Arlington, TX)
John Zent (Mountain Brook, AL)

Ex Officio Members:

Crystal Diaz-Espinoza, SSW Director of Enrollment and Alumni Services
Davin Denk, SSW Director of Development
Nikki Wilmoth, SSW Director of Marketing and Communications