BOARD OF DIRECTORS

VICKY MCCOWN

Executive Director

Vicky is a Native Texan, raised in Liberty Hill, Texas. She served in youth ministry for over twenty years and has a passion for helping others. She devotes her time to help students and families that need a helping hand. After working at LHISD for almost a decade and her role at the local food pantry, she saw a need for community services to help at-risk students. “In 2007, my husband and I opened our home and hearts to our first young adult that was experiencing homelessness.” On another occasion, Vicky and her husband provided shelter and mentorship to a young man that lost his parents while he was in prison. They had the opportunity to help him re-enter society, get his license, job and be a devoted father.  Seeing the success of these young adults with love and guidance, she was inspired to help others.  This inspiration was the catalyst for creating Community Pathways Organization.

 

Vicky and her husband have raised three children, added the two young adults to their family and hosted a number of Foreign Exchange Students over the years.  She is currently enrolled in Austin Presbyterian Seminary where she will receive a certificate in ministry. She resides in Liberty Hill, Texas with her husband.

VICTOR GARNER

President

Victor Garner joined the board of Community Pathways Organization in 2020. A native of the Central Texas area, Victor has deep roots in the community, is an active member of his church, and is passionate about giving young people an opportunity to succeed.

 

“My three siblings and I were raised by a single mother who spoke little English. We struggled, but we had help where we needed it. Much of my success today can be attributed to those who stepped in where our mother could not.”

 

Victor holds an AAS in Electronics/Computer Engineering and a BA in Organizational Management. He currently lives in Liberty Hill, Texas with his wife and three kids.

DIANA CANTRELL FRAZIER

Vice President

Diana Cantrell Frazier is a Native Texan. She has worked for the State of Texas for over 15 years, currently with the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) in the State Hospital System. She is responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day administrative operations for the Office of the Associate Commissioner and the State Hospitals Central Administration. 

 

Diana’s passion is her family and helping others. She has over 20 years’ experience volunteering, fundraising, and helping children, youth, and others in her community.

 

Since 2019, Diana has served on the Community Pathways Organization Board of Directors, currently as the Vice President; she has served on the Oak Grove Church and Cemetery on Bull Creek Board of Directors as the Secretary since 2015; and served on the Austin Police Department, Office of Community Liaison Board of Directors as the Secretary from 2014 until 2019.

 

Diana was a volunteer for the Texas Army National Guard and was sanctioned as the Battalion Family Readiness Group Advisor for the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery (MLRS) from 2006 through 2008 while her spouse was deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. Diana received several awards while supporting the families and soldiers who were deployed; the Honorable Order of Molly Pitcher, the Blue Bonnet Award, the Freedoms Table Award, and the Exceptional Volunteer Award for the 2007-2008 Deployment.

 

Diana’s proudest accomplishments are her two wonderful sons. She currently resides in Austin, (Williamson County) Texas.

TRESA HERNANDEZ

Treasurer

Tresa Hernandez, a Liberty Hill graduate, married her husband Carlos in 1980 and raised three children in the Liberty Hill School District.

As a young teenager and in adulthood she worked for a local home for severely handicapped children and adults.  First as a caregiver, teaching life skills and then later in the office as a bookkeeper.

She has always had a passion to help others in her community.  She volunteered as the Finance Chair for three years at her church and currently as the Christian Education Chair.

Her love to work with numbers has served her well over the last 30 years.  She has held positions in Customer Support/Sales and Accounting  preparing her to work with budgets, deadlines and supervising others.

Tresa and her spouse continue to reside in Liberty Hill, Texas near family and friends.

Candice McCollom worked in the corporate sales and purchasing world for 35+ years. 

 

She volunteered with the Special Olympics Area 13 Management Committee on a year-round basis, helping organize regional competitions for mentally challenged youths and young adults.

 

Candice has also served as captain for the annual company sponsored MS-150 bike ride/fundraiser, ensuring that the riders were accommodated at their overnight rest stop between Houston and Austin.  

 

Candice is now “retired” in Liberty Hill with her husband, Steve and several four-legged furry friends, and is happy to be able to spend more time following her passion to help others in need.

KAYLA JOHNSON

Kayla has a great understanding, a big heart and compassion towards young adults who are struggling to find their way without a support system to guide them. As a young adult, Kayla experienced this herself. “Without the compassion and love of people guiding me and helping me through my own experience with homelessness, I would not be where I am today.” She is excited for the opportunity to pay it forward and is looking forward to making a difference.

 

Kayla has her RDA license and has been working in the dental field for thirteen years. She is a dedicated member of her community, wife and mother. She currently resides in Liberty Hill, TX with her husband and their two children.

Jeff Rios is an Austin native, born and raised in Austin. Jeff has lived in the Austin and surrounding areas for 61 years. He has a daughter in Seattle, a son in Leander and a granddaughter in Cedar Park.

 

He has worked in the data communications field for 31 years for Capital Network Systems, GTE, Verizon and Frontier Communications.

 

He has been a volunteer drummer for his home church Restoration Covenant Church in Round Rock for 7 years.

He is also a volunteer drummer for the Hill Country Bible Church Celebrate Recovery and Church Under the Bridge for the homeless programs for 8 years.

Faith is taking the first step even when you do see the whole staircase."  ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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Assisting youth and young adults to navigate life's challenges.

155 Hillcrest Ln, Suite B

Liberty Hill, TX 78642

(512) 528-3913

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 Community Pathways Organization (Tax ID: 84-3347224) is a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.