Our Team

Executive Team

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

Elizabeth Darling, CAE, CFRE, President/CEO (Bio)

Chris Bugbee, Chief Operating Officer (Bio)

Cindy Milton, Office Manager, Executive Assistant (Bio)

 

Disaster Services

Damian Morales, Manager—Disaster Services (Bio)

Taylor Wolter, Program Officer—Disaster Services (Bio)

 

Finance Team

Grey McLeod, Controller (Bio)

 

AmeriCorps*Texas

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

Jaclyn Kolar, Manager—AmeriCorps*Texas (Bio)

Elisa Gleeson, Senior Grants Management Specialist—AmeriCorps*Texas (Bio)

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

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

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

Joshua Winata, Program Officer—AmeriCorps*Texas (Bio)

Kailee Selzer, Outreach and Evaluation 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.

Glenn Goodrich,  Manager—AmeriCorps VISTA (Bio)

Lauren Tarin, Program Specialist—AmeriCorps VISTA (Bio)

Caitlin Esping, Program Specialist—AmeriCorps VISTA (Bio)

Munirah L. Jinwright, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader (Bio)

Dezman Garner, Strategic Communications VISTA (Bio)


Staff Bios

Chris

Chris Bugbee As Chief Operating Officer for OneStar Foundation, Chris Bugbee serves in an executive leadership role with oversight over OneStar’s financial, budget and human resource functions.  He also serves as a senior advisor to the CEO providing strategic counsel on administration of the $12 million AmeriCorps Texas grant program and 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 Governor Rick Perry 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 (5) and Brant (3).

Cindy Milton is 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 Morales

Damian Morales is OneStar’s Disaster Services Manager. In this role Damian is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating OneStar’s activities related to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.  Prior to this he served as Director of Disaster Programs for Volunteer New York!, during which time he was responsible for recruiting, training, and mobilizing highly-skilled volunteers to assist with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.  Previous to this, Damian worked as a Community Recovery Specialist for the American Red Cross in Greater NY in response to Hurricane Sandy.  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.

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Taylor Wolter serves as the Disaster Services Program Officer on the OneStar Disaster Services Team. After graduating from North Central Texas College in 2007, Taylor worked in the corporate restaurant industry in management, sales, and business development before discovering his passion for all things disaster.  After serving 2 terms as an AmeriCorps disaster response team member and leader, Taylor became the Disaster Services Program Manager of the Texas Conservation Corps’ ADRT Program. Since 2014, he has deployed to all major federal and most state declared disasters in Texas, and has become deeply involved in the engagement of voluntary organizations during disaster response and recovery. Taylor has been engaged in several initiatives to further develop the voluntary sector as it pertains to disaster response and recovery. That include sitting as the chair of the Austin Community College Emergency Management academic advisory board, operational consulting of new and emerging disaster services non-profits and national service programs, and acting as a subject matter expert in the instruction of FEMA Volunteer and Donations Management classes to fire, law enforcement, government, and non-profit agencies. Taylor is very excited to bring his experience and drive to the OneStar team to support the state he loves so much.  When not working, Taylor enjoys spending time with his fiancee Katie and their two dachshunds, biking, and exploring every dive restaurant in Central Texas.

Grey

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.

Jaclyn Kolar serves as Manager of AmeriCorps*Texas  overseeing OneStar’s AmeriCorps*Texas grant portfolio. She manages the AmeriCorps*Texas team responsible for developing and carrying out grant administration.  Jaclyn started at OneStar in 2015 as a Program Officer providing oversight and support to grantees. Prior to joining OneStar, Jaclyn spent nearly five working for a OneStar grantee, Travis County 4-H CAPITAL.  Jaclyn is a two-time AmeriCorps Alum, serving first as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Burlington, Vermont, where she worked with an educational non-profit at the local high school; and then as a VISTA Leader working for a disaster recovery organization in Austin, Texas.  Additionally, Jaclyn served as a chapter leader for Austin AmeriCorps Alums from 2009 to 2012.  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.

Elisa

Elisa Gleeson is the Senior Grants Management Specialist for the OneStar Foundation, where she has worked since 2006. Elisa currently oversees the grant making process for awarding federal AmeriCorps funds to programs in the state of Texas. Prior to her current role, Elisa served as a Program Officer and Compliance Officer, monitoring and providing technical assistance to a portfolio of AmeriCorps programs.  Elisa holds a BS in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Public Service Administration from the George H.W. Bush School at Texas A&M University. She completed the Grants Management Certificate Program with Management Concepts in 2012 and she became a Certified Grants Management Specialist in 2013. She is a member of the National Grants Management Association (NGMA) and has served on the Grants Management Body of Knowledge (GMBoK) Training Committee since 2013. In September 2014 Elisa was awarded the Outstanding Commission Staff Award by the American Association of State Service Commissions (ASC).

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Mary Voorhies, MBA, serves as the Senior Grants Officers-Fiscal 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.  When the weather’s nice you can find her pedaling around Austin as she prefers two wheels over four. 

Betty Jo Schafer

Betty Jo Schafer serves as our Grants Coordinator 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.  She is looking forward to working with the OneStar team!

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Pat Guzmán-Weema, serves as one of the Program Officers on the AmeriCorps Texas team. 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 years. 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.

Josh

Joshua Winata is one of the Program Officers on 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.

Kailee

Kailee Selzer serves as the Evaluation and Outreach 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. She is excited to join the OneStar team and help make Texas a better place for all.

Glenn

Glenn Goodrich oversees OneStar Foundation’s Statewide VISTA 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 graduate of Rice University and a native of Omaha, Nebraska, who currently lives in Austin with his wife Jennifer and 2 children.

Lauren Tarin Staff Photo

Lauren Tarin serves as a OneStar Foundation 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..

Caitlin

Caitlin Esping serves as a Program Specialist for OneStar Foundation’s Statewide VISTA Intermediary Project. Prior to her role as a Program Specialist, Caitlin served with OneStar as a VISTA Leader. As program specialist, she works to increase the capacity of OneStar VISTA members to serve through member training and support. Before coming to OneStar, Caitlin served as a VISTA with the Oregon Health Authority Partnership Project. Through this project she was the Vulnerable Populations VISTA for Marion County Emergency Management. There she helped to build capacity in order to serve members of the community most vulnerable to disasters. Caitlin believes that service plays an important role in communities and has a positive impact on individuals. Caitlin received a Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies focused in Education and Humanities from Western Oregon University. She grew up chasing waterfalls in Portland, Oregon and currently spends her time finding rocks to climb in Austin.

Munirah Jinwright

Munirah L. Jinwright recently completed her service as a VISTA with the OneStar Foundation and Harris County Department of Education’s CASE for KIDS program. She is currently serving as OneStar’s VISTA Leader. She is also both an AmeriCorps State and National Leader Corps alumni. Outside of her dedication to the service and education world, she is a Jazz vocalist and children’s choir director. Her family has recently relocated to Houston, TX to start a new life in this booming city. She is originally a native of Miami, Florida. However, she lived the past 9 years in Memphis, TN. While living in Memphis, Munirah taught K–8 fine arts and music in the inner-city Catholic schools. In addition, for the past 6 years, she has served the greater Memphis community as a behavior interventionist and life skills specialist with Metamorphoses INC. A non-profit organization offering behavioral, social and emotional rehabilitative services to youth ages 10–20. Munirah is the wife of an amazing and supportive husband and she us mother to 3 awesome young sons. She understands that we are given life to be of service to others without the expectation of anything in return. She looks forward to an exciting year of VISTA service.

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Dezman Garner serves OneStar Foundation as the Strategic Communications VISTA. Dezman will collaborate with our existing communication team to develop and implement a sustainable communications plan and toolkit that aligns to OneStar’s recently updated mission and vision. He also has a goal to build a resource guide to be used by communities and stakeholders in response to ongoing and future disasters. He was born and raised in Ohio where he also studied business marketing and political science at Ohio University. Dez is very excited to join our growing team and explore all that Texas has to offer.