Fort Worth, Texas (February 5, 2021) –Camp Fire First Texas announced the 2021 board of directors, welcoming five new board members and a new slate of officers during the January 28 board meeting. Jake Yarbrough, chairman of the board, also awarded Anne Carvalho with the 2020 Chairman’s Award that was first awarded in 1979 and recognizes devoted and outstanding service to the Chairman.
The 2021 board officers are, in addition to Yarbrough, Vice Chairman, Administration Anne Carvalho; Vice Chairman, Financial Development, Lisa D. Mares; Vice Chairman, Planning, Drenda Williams Witt; Treasurer, Robert Pike and Secretary, William Jung.
The 2021 new members voted to serve a three-year term are:
Teresa Ayala, Texas Health Resources, Contract Administrator- Compliance
Dr. Christi Buell, Arlington ISD, Area Superintendent
Erma E. Lee, Cook Children’s Hospital System, Director of Compliance
Mayra Olivares-Urueta, Ph.D., Tarrant County College-Northeast Campus, Vice President for Student Development Services
Devin Sanders, Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes, Community Outreach for Northeast Tarrant County
They join returning board members: Katie Briggs, Michelle Clark, Kimberly D’Avignon, Jim DeBacker, Jason Helton, Clay Hooper, Jay Jackson, Donna James-Harvey, Dava Kaitala, Dr. Elva LeBlanc, Lauren H. McDonald, Jason M. McMillan, Aileen Milton, W. Travis Patterson, Miranda Plusnick, Robert J. Reeb, III, Derrick Thomas, Carlos Walker and Doug White.
About Camp Fire First Texas
Camp Fire First Texas is one of the largest Camp Fire councils in the country. Programs are for boys, girls and their families and include camping, after school programs, teen services, environmental education, and school readiness, in addition to professional development for early childhood educators. In Camp Fire, children and youth find a safe, fun and inclusive place – a place where they form lasting relationships, develop a sense of belonging and make positive contributions to the lives of their families and their community. Camp Fire youth have life-enhancing experiences and develop assets essential to their futures. Camp Fire changes young lives for the better in our community. Inside and out.