Advisory Council Spotlight: Celeste Villarreal

Celeste I. Villarreal was a part-time Associate Judge for the City of Austin for eight years and three months. Prior to taking the bench in 2010, Ms. Villarreal represented clients and litigated family law, criminal defense, wills, and probate cases. She also has extensive governmental relations and communication experience in Austin and Washington, D.C. A […]

Goodbye to Advisory Council/Board Members and Staff

This year we said goodbye to two amazing Advisory Council/Board members and one staff member. 

(L to R: Coming of Age Board/Advisory Council President, Alice Latino and Graham Duncan)   Graham Duncan had been on the Advisory Council since 2009. He volunteered for Learning Ally and Austin Hospice. He received the 2006 Spirit of Service […]

Advisory Council Spotlight: Scott Ela, Avant Financial Advisors

Scott Ela
was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University,
where he obtained Bachelor degrees in both Accounting and Finance. After
graduating, he moved back to Austin. 

Scott loves giving back to his
community. In the past, he has served with Meals on Wheels, Capital City
Village, Texas public schools PTA, and his church communities. Currently he
serves […]

Advisory Council Spotlight: Betty Ann Simmons

Betty Ann Simmons is a retired
educator from Austin Independent School District.  She is a Texas State
Certified Teacher with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Texas
at El Paso, and a Master’s Degree in Education from Michigan State University. 
She has educated children in The Department of Defense Schools (Stuttgart,
Germany and Okinawa, Japan), and has […]

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