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Our Team

Executive Team

For more information about the Executive Team please contact Cindy Milton at cindy@onestarfoundation.org or 512.287.2035.

Chris Bugbee, President & CEO (Bio)

Glenn Goodrich, Director of Operations (Bio)

Cindy Milton, Office Manager, Executive Assistant (Bio)

 

OneStar Team

Grey McLeod, Controller (Bio)

Joshua Winata, Communications Officer (Bio)

 

Disaster Services

Damian Morales, Manager—Disaster Services (Bio)

 

AmeriCorps*Texas

For more information about National Service grants and initiatives, please contact Jaclyn Kolar at jaclyn@onestarfoundation.org.

Jaclyn Kolar, Director of National Service (Bio)

Mary Voorhies, Senior Grants Officer—AmeriCorps*Texas (Bio)

Betty Jo Schafer, Grants Officer—AmeriCorps*Texas (Bio)

Pat Guzmán-Weema, Manager—AmeriCorps*Texas (Bio)

Abby Fleiss, Program Officer—AmeriCorps*Texas (Bio)

Cristina Flores, Program Officer—AmeriCorps*Texas (Bio)

Taylor Wolter, Outreach Officer (Bio)

Kailee Selzer, Program Specialist—AmeriCorps*Texas (Bio)

 

AmeriCorps VISTA Statewide Intermediary Project

For more information about becoming a host site or a member of the VISTA project, please contact Glenn Goodrich at glenn@onestarfoundation.org.

Lauren Tarin, Manager, AmeriCorps VISTA (Bio)

Shelby Thomas, Program Specialist—AmeriCorps VISTA (Bio)

Kai Novak, VISTA Leader—AmeriCorps VISTA (Bio)

Renee Heflin, VISTA Leader—AmeriCorps VISTA (Bio)


Staff Bios

Chris BugbeeChris Bugbee

In October 2019, Chris Bugbee was appointed by the Governor of Texas to serve as President & CEO of OneStar Foundation and OneStar National Service Commission.  Prior to this role, Chris served as Chief Operating Officer at OneStar, serving in an executive leadership role with oversight over OneStar’s key programmatic initiatives, including AmeriCorps*Texas, AmeriCorps VISTA, Disaster Services, and the Rebuild Texas Fund, as well as oversight of financial, budget and human resource functions. He also oversaw implementation of the Texas Faith-Based and Community Initiative, including statewide efforts to strengthen the nonprofit sector in Texas.

Before joining OneStar in 2006, Chris was appointed to serve in Washington as Deputy Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He also served at the White House as Associate Director in the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and as a Senior Intergovernmental Officer for the U.S. Secretary of Labor.

During his time at the White House, Chris was responsible for overseeing the implementation of several of the President’s key State of the Union initiatives, a prisoner reentry program and a program designed to provide mentoring for children of prisoners.

In 2008, Chris was selected by the Governor of Texas to participate in the Governor’s Executive Development Program, a leadership program for top executives in state government. In July 2014, Chris was recognized as a finalist for the Austin Business Journal’s “Best Nonprofit CFO/COO” Award.

Chris is a native Texan and holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural development from Texas A&M University and a master's degree in public service and administration from the George Bush School of Government and Public Service. Chris is married and currently resides in Austin with his wife Heidii and two sons, Braden and Brant.


Abby Fleiss

Abby Fleiss is a Program Officer for the AmeriCorps*Texas team at OneStar Foundation, supporting a portfolio of AmeriCorps grantees. Before joining OneStar, Abby spent seven years working at Breakthrough Central Texas, helping students become the first in their families to earn a college degree. As Program Coordinator and Chief Program Officer, she oversaw program development, implementation and evaluation. Abby helped launch AmeriCorps programs at Breakthrough Central Texas (2011) and Friends of the Children-Boston (2006). Before moving to Texas, Abby worked with nonprofit organizations in Boston and Costa Rica and was a counselor at an international school in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Abby holds both a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Spanish and a Master of Education degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She enjoys running, being outdoors, travelling, and spending time with family. She lives in Austin with her husband Bobby and son Owen.


Cristina FloresCristina Flores

Cristina Flores serves as one of the Program Officers for the AmeriCorps*Texas team. Before to joining OneStar, she worked as the Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator at Literacy First, where she was responsible for conducting targeted outreach, leading retention initaitives, social media marketing, and onboarding up to 100 AmeriCorps members annually. Prior to this, Cristina also served as an AmeriCorps member with the organization for three years, fulfilling the roles of bilingual early literacy tutor, team lead, and capacity building member, in which she supported recruitment and helped build sustainable systems for a program that doubled in size in one year. Cristina graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Vocal Performance and Mass Communications. As an AmeriCorps alum, she has a passion for national service and is excited to be on the OneStar team to support grantees. When she is not working, Cristina enjoys breakfast tacos, volunteering, singing opera, and spending time with her maltese, Panchito.


Glenn GoodrichGlenn Goodrich

Glenn Goodrich is part of the OneStar Foundation Executive Team as the Director of Operations. Glenn previously oversaw the launch and growth of OneStar’s AmeriCorps VISTA Statewide Intermediary Project as the Manager of AmeriCorps VISTA. Prior to joining OneStar, Glenn worked in Texas as a Program Manager for Reading Partners in Dallas and as the Senior Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Volunteer Center of North Texas (now VolunteerNow). Before moving back to Texas, Glenn worked for five years in the Boston office of Playworks, a national education-based nonprofit. After serving with Playworks as an AmeriCorps member, he was promoted to Program Manager and later contributed to the organization as a trainer and event planner. Glenn has seen firsthand the impact that AmeriCorps service has had on himself and others and is committed to OneStar’s vision. Glenn is a graduate of Rice University and a native of Omaha, Nebraska, who currently lives in Austin with his wife Jennifer and 2 children.


Patricia Guzman WeemaPatricia Guzmán-Weema

Pat Guzmán-Weema serves as Manager, AmeriCorps*Texas focusing on the oversight and support of the existing portfolio and leading the team of Program and Grants Officers. Pat started at OneStar in 2017 as a Program Officer before moving into the Manager, AmeriCorps*Texas role. Prior to joining OneStar, Pat spent a year and a half working at The Pro Bono Project in New Orleans as a Staff Attorney managing a medical-legal partnership combating health-harming social conditions by addressing civil legal needs. She worked at Tulane University Law School as a Career Counselor assisting students with their public interest job search. Pat served as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services for two year. She represented low-income tenants with legal issues related to housing. Pat received her JD from Tulane University Law School, and her BA from the University of Notre Dame. She currently lives in Austin with her husband and two young sons..


Renee HeflinRenee Heflin

Renee Heflin is a VISTA Leader at OneStar Foundation. She was born in Dayton, Ohio and moved around regularly until the 8th grade when her family resettled in Dayton. She graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Women’s Studies in 2014. She began her service with AmeriCorps in 2018 as a Marketing and Outreach VISTA for a rural healthcare network in central Texas. Renee chose to serve in AmeriCorps because she realized that to be fulfilled with career, she needed to be a part of a greater mission than just her day to day activities. She is passionate about helping disadvantaged populations and programs that address the intersectional problems that impoverished people face every day, such as access to health care and child care, job skills training and disaster recovery. Renee wants to be an agent of change in every aspect of her life and serving with the AmeriCorps VISTA program has allowed her the opportunity and training to do so while pushing her to go beyond her comfort zone both as a professional and as an individual.


Jaclyn KolarJaclyn Kolar

Jaclyn Kolar serves as Director of National Service overseeing OneStar’s AmeriCorps*Texas grant portfolio and the OneStar VISTA Intermediary Project.  Jaclyn started at OneStar in 2015 as a Program Officer, and then the Manager, AmeriCorps*Texas before moving into the Director of National service role.  In her current role she is focused on providing strategic direction for national service resources throughout the state.  Prior to joining OneStar, Jaclyn spent nearly five years working at Travis County 4-H CAPITAL AmeriCorps Project, a OneStar AmeriCorps grantee.  Jaclyn is a two-time AmeriCorps Alum, serving first as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Burlington, Vermont, and then as a VISTA Leader in Austin, Texas.  Jaclyn received her MBA in Sustainable Systems from Pinchot University, and her BA in History with a minor in Russian Studies from the University of Michigan.  She currently lives in Austin with her husband, and 2 young children, Miklas and Olina.


Grey McLeodGrey McLeod

Grey McLeod serves as Controller and is responsible for the accounting operations for both OneStar Foundation and OneStar National Service Commission. Previously Grey held director-level finance positions with the Texas Hospital Association and the Texas Medical Foundation. He was also an auditor with the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General for 10 years. Grey is a CPA, received a BBA in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin and as MBA from St. Edward’s University. As the son of a career military officer, Grey was born in Japan and lived in many states prior to joining the Army. His military service included an 18 month tour in Vietnam as a pilot with an assault helicopter company.


Cindy MiltonCindy Milton

Cindy Milton is the Office Manager and the Executive Assistant to the President/CEO of OneStar Foundation. In her role as executive assistant, Cindy provides direct administrative support, oversight and organization to the President/CEO and Executive Staff, and ensures all facets of the Executive Office are operating smoothly and effectively. She also acts as liaison between President/CEO and OneStar's Foundation and National Service Commission Boards, and works with President/CEO and Board Chair(s) to develop agendas for board and committee meetings. In addition, she coordinates scheduling and logistical arrangement of meetings, conference calls, and speaking engagements for President/CEO and Board(s). Cindy is a native Texan and holds a bachelor's degree in education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Previously, Cindy served as the executive assistant to the President at Texans for Education Reform and also as an executive assistant in the Public Law Section & Policy section at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, LLP. Prior to this work experience, Cindy was a classroom teacher in the state of Texas for a number of years.


Damian MoralesDamian Morales

Damian Morales is OneStar’s Disaster Services Manager. In this role, Damian works in close coordination with governmental, voluntary, faith-based, community-based, philanthropic, and private sector partners to support the resilience of Texas communities as they prepare for, respond to, and recover from, disaster. Damian serves as Chair of the Central Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), Secretary of Texas VOAD, Secretary of the National VOAD Volunteer Management Committee, and Vice Chair of the National Association of State Emergency Donations and Volunteer Coordinators. Damian holds a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College and Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management with a concentration in Emergency Preparedness from New York Medical College.


Kai NovakKai Novak

Kai Novak is a VISTA Leader for the Onestar Foundation’s Statewide Intermediary VISTA project. They recently completed a year of VISTA service at the Central Texas Food Bank where they guided food pantries to partner with local organizations. In this way, organizations were able to solve problems in addition to hunger in their communities, such as lack of education, high utility expenses, or access to medical care. Kai received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Environmental Studies from Saint Michael’s College, and this interdisciplinary degree guides the way that they approach problems. They value open communication and collaboration. When not serving in VISTA or attending school, Kai has worked on three different organic farms throughout New England.


Betty Jo SchaferBetty Jo Schafer

Betty Jo Schafer serves as a Grants Officer on the AmeriCorps*Texas team. Betty Jo has served in various social work settings, particularly with adult homeless, substance use disordered and criminal justice system involved populations, and has spent many years volunteering with military families across the country. Before shifting her career into social work, she was employed with an environmental legislative advocacy nonprofit in Anchorage, Alaska working in communications. Betty Jo received her Associate of Science of Business Administration degree in Indiana, her Bachelor of Social Work degree from The University of Texas at El Paso, and her Master of Science of Social Work degree, with a concentration in administration and policy practice, from The University of Texas at Austin. When she isn't working, Betty Jo loves to volunteer and spend time with her two children.


Kailee SelzerKailee Selzer

Kailee Selzer serves as the Program Specialist on the AmeriCorps*Texas team working remotely from Dallas. Prior to joining OneStar, Kailee worked in fundraising for Teach For America – Dallas-Fort Worth where she managed development data and helped positively impact thousands of students in the North Texas area. In 2015 she graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Texas with a BA in Anthropology and a minor in History. When not working, Kailee loves to spend time with her pets, cook great food, and read.


Lauren TarinLauren Tarin 

Lauren Tarin serves as a OneStar AmeriCorps VISTA Program Specialist. She began her service with OneStar as an Americorps VISTA Leader for OneStar's VISTA Intermediary Project. She works to expand and build the capacity of the Intermediary program and its partnering organizations through VISTA recruitment and VISTA professional development. Her goal is to ensure VISTA growth, facilitate idea-sharing, and play a support role in coordinating AmeriCorps VISTA members and host sites. Before coming to OneStar, Lauren served as a VISTA for Texas Impact and the Texas Hunger Initiative as an Outreach Coordinator. As an Americorps Alum and supporter of National Service, Lauren believes service has the power to encourage self-growth and help communities thrive. Lauren was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and moved to Austin, in 2009, where she received a Bachelors of Science in Advertising and a Business Foundations Certificate from the University of Texas at Austin.


Shelby ThomasShelby Thomas

Shelby Thomas is a Program Specialist for OneStar Foundation’s AmeriCorps VISTA Team. Her role supports the development and implementation of OneStar Foundation’s programs in the area of service and volunteerism, where she will oversee the recruitment and outreach for the AmeriCorps VISTA Statewide Intermediary Project. Shelby was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Stafford, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Geosciences with minors in Geology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Texas A&M University. After graduation, she became a Disaster Recovery AmeriCorps VISTA who served for the Greater Houston Storm Recovery Network (GHSRN) at Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries, Inc. (ACAM). Shelby helped the Greater Houston community recover from four major storms in 2015 and 2016. As a VISTA, she provided support through resource development, project management, network communication and data analysis for the GHSRN, a collaborative of over 30 non-profit, faith-based, local, state, and national organizations participating in long-term recovery. Her diligent work as a Disaster Recovery VISTA led her to become a recipient of the 2017 Governor’s Volunteer Awards. Her VISTA experience sparked a new interest in Disaster Recovery and Emergency Management, which led her to become a Program Specialist for OneStar’s Disaster Services team. She has now taken on a new role with the AmeriCorps VISTA team and is excited to support a national service program that is close to her heart! Outside of work, she enjoys listening to music, dancing, volunteering, and nature.


Mary VoorhiesMary Voorhies

Mary Voorhies serves as the Senior Grants Officers on the AmeriCorps*Texas team. While studying accounting at Eastern University, Mary served lunches to Philadelphia’s homeless population on the weekends and spent her spring breaks on Habitat for Humanity service trips. After graduation she first served in AmeriCorps with National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and then with Austin Habitat for Humanity as a construction assistant. Seeking a balance between her education in business and her commitment to service led Mary to American YouthWorks where she gained fiscal experience with federal, state, local, and private grants. This included both AmeriCorps National and State grants. Mary’s current volunteer activities include serving on the Greeting Team at Gateway Community Church, participating in park clean-ups with Austin Parks Foundation, and spending a week each summer in Nicaragua building modern bathrooms with Amigos for Christ. Mary received her MBA in Accounting from St. Edward's University. When the weather’s nice you can find her pedaling around Austin as she prefers two wheels over four.


Joshua WinataJoshua Winata

Joshua Winata is a Communications Officer at OneStar Foundation and previously served as a Program Officer with the AmeriCorps*Texas team. Before joining OneStar, Joshua spent nearly six years at New York Cares as a Corporate Relations Officer, where he was responsible for securing charitable sponsorships and designing and executing employee volunteer programs for hundreds of companies in New York City. He has served two terms of service with AmeriCorps: first in 2009 as part of a wildland fuel reduction crew in California with the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), and then in 2010 as a VISTA External Affairs Fellow at the Taproot Foundation, where he implemented a new brand strategy and developed marketing materials to promote the pro bono service movement. Joshua has also previously worked as a journalist for the Killeen Daily Herald, Houston Chronicle, and Brooklyn Daily. He holds a BS in Corporate Communications from The University of Texas at Austin. In his free time, Joshua enjoys hiking and biking, and he is also an avid freelance photographer.


Taylor WolterTaylor Wolter

Taylor Wolter serves as the Outreach Officer on the AmeriCorps*Texas team at OneStar Foundation. After graduating from North Central Texas College, Taylor worked in the corporate restaurant industry in management, sales, and business development before discovering his passion for non-profits. After serving 2 terms with The Texas Conservation Corps at American Youthworks as an AmeriCorps member, Taylor took over the program in 2015 where he continued to engage in numerous disasters and scale the Disaster Response Program into a key asset for disasters in Texas and around the country. Taylor came on board with OneStar in 2017, just days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas and led the State of Texas in a forward direction as the Federal Taskforce Lead for Volunteer and Donations Management. Taylor is now in charge of outreach and training as well as the lead for National Service Programs in Disaster for the AmeriCorps Texas Team.  In his downtime, Taylor and his wife Katie, enjoy working in their yard, volunteering and cooking anything that sounds yummy!