Governor Abbott Appoints Three To OneStar Foundation Board
21 MAR 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed George Green and Shelley Rayburn to the OneStar Foundation for terms set to expire on March 15, 2020. Additionally, the Governor appointed Maria Hernandez Ferrier, Ed.D., for a term set to expire on March 15, 2021. The OneStar Foundation provides technical assistance, education, information and other support to Texas’ extensive volunteer community, and improving and strengthening the state’s volunteerism and community service infrastructure.

George Green of New Braunfels is an adjunct professor with Alamo Community College District and a former New Braunfels City Councilman. He is a lifetime member of Guadalupe Valley Peace Officers Association, member of the Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and works with the New Braunfels Thanksgiving Dinner Program.  Previously, he volunteered with the San Antonio Rotary Club, Communities in Schools, and East Texas Food Bank. Green received an Associates of Arts in animal Science from Blinn College, a Bachelor of Science in agricultural education from Sam Houston State University, and a Master of Business Administration from University of Nebraska. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army.

Shelley Rayburn of Fort Worth works with Rayburn Realty. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counseling, a former volunteer with Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center, and former member of the School Board of Aubrey Independent School District. Rayburn received a Bachelor of Science in human service and counseling from Metropolitan State College of Denver and a Master of Arts in human service: marriage and family counseling from Liberty University.

Maria Hernandez Ferrier, Ed.D. of San Antonio is a trustee of Hallmark University and was appointed to the Commission for National and Community Service. She has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the United States Department of Education, executive director of Federal Programs for Southwest ISD, president and CEO of Texas A&M University – San Antonio and as the director of Mexico Relations for the Texas A&M University System. She is chair of the Plaza Club of San Antonio, board member of Yes Our Kids Can, and member of Center for Hispanic and Jewish Relations and the Association for Mature Citizens. Her past involvement includes serving as commissioner of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and as a member of KIPP San Antonio Public Schools, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Rotary International, and San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame. Ferrier received a Bachelor of Arts in speech and a Master of Education in counseling from Our Lady of the Lake University and a Doctorate in educational administration from Texas A&M University.