Board of Directors

Georgetown Health Foundation is governed by a self-perpetuating board of directors, whose members are elected to three-year terms. Directors, who can serve up to four terms, typically are chosen from among business and civic leaders in Georgetown.

Karen Cole

Chair – GHF Board of Directors
Chair – GHF Executive Committee
Ad Hoc Member – GHF Governance & Nominating Committee

Karen returned to Georgetown in 2004 after almost 40 years in the banking industry. Karen retired as a Regional Executive of Bank of America Private Bank. Her areas of responsibility included Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

During her banking career in Houston she served on several boards and was President of the Houston Estate and Financial Forum, President of Houston Estate Planning Council and an officer of Texas Bankers Association. She served as Chairman of the Trust Division of the Texas Bankers Association. She was selected by Texas Executive Women as one of the outstanding women business leaders in Houston.

Since her return to Georgetown, Karen has been Chairman of the Chisholm Trail Communities Foundation and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the following organizations: Lone Star Circle of Care, Chisholm Trail Communities Foundation, Boys and Girls Club, Williamson County Coordinated Child Care and Seeds of Strength, a Women’s Giving Circle.

Karen has a B.A. degree from Baylor University, a J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law and a Thesis with distinction from SMU Graduate School of Banking.

Doak Fling

Past Chair – GHF Board of Directors
Member – GHF Executive Committee
Member – GHF Finance Committee

Doak Fling has a history of service to the residents of Georgetown and Williamson County through his work with numerous civic and non-profit organizations. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Georgetown Health Foundation, and is a member of the GHF Finance & Audit Committee. He served as a member of the Georgetown Healthcare Foundation Board and on the GHF Investment Committee.

He serves on the Board of Metro YMCA of Williamson County, and Children at Heart Foundation. Additionally, he is serving as a Board member on the Citizen’s Advisory to Williamson County Juvenile Services, and the Floyd Carlson Charitable Trust. Doak is a member at First Baptist in Georgetown, and a member of the Round Rock Rotary Club.

Doak has held leadership positions in the community including, but not limited to, Board member of Texas Baptist Children’s Home, Past President of Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, and Past President of Georgetown Industrial Foundation. He is also Past President of “Keep Georgetown Best” for the City of Georgetown and past Council Member for the City of Georgetown. He has served as Past President of First National Bank of Georgetown and has received numerous professional awards related to banking and investment services.

Darrick McGill

Chair-Elect – GHF Board of Directors
Chair – GHF Governance & Nominating Committee
Member – GHF Executive Committee

Darrick McGill is a businessman serving the Georgetown community with expertise in finance and economics. He currently serves as a member of the following organization: St. David’s Georgetown Hospital Advisory Board, St. David’s Foundation – Community Health Access Committee, International Association of Registered Financial Consultants, and Rotary Club of Georgetown.

Darrick is a past Chair of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and a Past Chair for Georgetown Partners In Education.

Darrick has received Professional Honors from the Austin Business Journal as one of the Top Investment Brokerage Firms and one of the Top Money Management Firms.

Darrick has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduating on the Dean’s List. He served as a Captain in the US Army and is currently an Aviation Warrant Officer in the US Army Reserve. Darrick is pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Financial Planning from the College of Financial Planning.

He has earned a license or holds a certificate as an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor, SM; a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC), Personal Financial Planning, FINRA registered Principal & Registered Representative and is an Agent in Texas General Lines for Life, Accident & Health and Property and Casualty. Darrick also holds commercial pilot ratings for airplanes and helicopters.

Alma Guzman

Secretary – GHF Board of Directors
Chair – GHF Grants Committee
Member – GHF Executive Committee

Alma Guzman has a dedication to education and teacher innovation. She currently serves as the Principal of McCoy Elementary School in the Georgetown Independent School District. She is the past Principal at both Village Elementary and Frost Elementary Schools. She was a classroom Language Arts Teacher/Theater Arts Teacher, Director of Parent Network, Director of Federal Programs, and Community Liaison for Parental Involvement and Dropout Prevention.

Alma is a member of the St. David’s Medical Center Board of Directors and is a past member of the Georgetown Partners In Education Board, GISD District Performance Council, Georgetown Project Board of Advisors and Georgetown Task Force on Teen Pregnancy.

Alma received her Superintendent Certification from Texas Tech University, a Masters Degree in Education Administration from Southwest Texas State University and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Texas A&I University. Alma holds certificates in English, 6-12; Speech Communications, 6-12; Principal, Pk-12 and Superintendent, Pk-12.

Alma participates in many professional organizations including Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators, Toastmasters of Georgetown, Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association, National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Carrie Bradshaw

Member – GHF Finance Committee

Carrie Bradshaw is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Construction Industry Financial and Information Professional (CCIFP) with more than 20 years of experience in public accounting. She currently serves as the Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Georgetown office, the Designated Shareholder for monitoring the firm’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality, and Chair of the firm’s strategic initiative related to Staff Development and Retention. She specializes in small business, construction contractor and employee benefit plan in the areas of finance coaching, financial planning, tax planning, tax preparation, and financial statement preparation.

Carrie serves on the Finance Committee of the Foundation. She also serves on the Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Georgetown as the Chair of the Resource Development Committee and as Treasurer of the Construction Financial Management Association of Central Texas. She is passionate about giving back to this community. Her past service includes Treasurer of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chair of Finance for the Georgetown Educational Foundation, Treasurer of Georgetown Partners in Education, Board Member of Ride on Center for Kids.

Carrie has lived in Georgetown for nineteen years with her family. She is married to Jason D. Bradshaw, RN, FNP who is retired from the Navy after 21 years of service. They have two children, Zachary and Clara. She and her husband mentor teenage students at their church youth group.

Austin Bryan

Member – GHF Finance Committee

Austin Bryan moved to Georgetown from Bryan, Texas in January 2006. Having been born and raised in Bryan, Austin got his start in banking at the First National Bank of Bryan, which had been owned and managed by the Bryan family since 1862. As a 1995 graduate of Texas A&M University with a BA in Finance, Austin has been employed in the banking industry for over 22 years, specializing in commercial banking and real estate lending. Austin is currently employed as a Senior Vice President in commercial banking with Texas Capital Bank in Austin, the city named for his uncle. A lifelong community volunteer, Austin served as Chair of the Boys and Girls Club of Georgetown from June 2006 to December 2009 and continues to serve on that Board. Austin is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Georgetown and currently serves as the Chair of the Georgetown Economic Development Advisory Board.

Austin has been married to wife Rebecca for 15 years and they have one son, Will, age 13. The family attends Crestview Baptist Church. Austin’s interests include golf, hunting, fishing and taxidermy.

J. Brad Curlee

Member – Finance Committee

Brad Curlee is an experienced community banker specializing in commercial and real estate loan originations, portfolio management, financial analysis, and bank operations management. Brad is currently the Banking Center President of Prosperity Bank in Georgetown, Texas. His prior work has primarily been in the banking industry but he has also served as an interim County Commissioner.

Brad is a community volunteer and leader. He is the Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Georgetown and current President of the Rotary Club of Georgetown Foundation. He is a Board Member and on the Finance Committee of Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County, Treasurer of Betsy Lambeth for Judge Campaign, and a Member of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Curlee’s past services includes Vice Chairman of the Georgetown Housing Advisory Board of Directors, Chairman of the Williamson County Bond Advisory Committee, Georgetown Symphony Society Board of Directors, First United Methodist Church Lay Leader, Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center Board of Directors, Boy Scout Assistant Scoutmaster, and Up With People International Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Brad is a graduate of Leadership Georgetown, attended the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU, Dallas, Texas received his Bachelors of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas, was a member of Up With People, Tucson, Arizona and graduated High School from Stratford High School, Houston, Texas.

Honors and Awards received by Brad are the Ambassador of the Year awarded by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce in 2000 and the Paul Harris Fellow awarded by Rotary International Foundation in 2011.

Jim Donovan, M.D.

Member – GHF Governance & Nominating Committee

Jim Donovan attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, completed his residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth and has been a Board Certified Family Physician for 30 years. His practice in Georgetown, Texas spanned nearly a quarter of a century and included ambulatory and hospital adult Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Surgery. While on active hospital staff he held multiple leadership positions including chairmanships of committees and clinical departments as well as President of the Medical staff and membership on the Board of Trustees. Subsequently, he and his wife Carol moved to the Big Island of Hawaii as the initial faculty member and site director of the University of Hawaii’s first neighbor island Rural Track Family Medicine residency program. He has recently served as Chief Medical Officer at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital and continues as Chair of the Capital Area Primary Care Governing Board. During his tenure as CMO, St David’s Georgetown was selected as a Top 100 Hospital by Truven, and received Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award and Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in multiple years. In addition, the hospital received Leapfrog’s highest hospital safety award of “A” as well as being named an AARP “Hospital Safety Superstar”, one of only 66 nationwide.

He now continues his love of medical education as Vice Dean and Regional Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Round Rock. In that capacity, he provides leadership for Medical Education functions of the College of Medicine at the Round Rock Campus, serves as chief liaison for the COM with local and regional health system partners, physician groups and State agencies and provides oversight of new graduate medical education activities.

He and Carol have raised 2 children and are doting grandparents to their first grandchild. They remain active in civic and community groups and serve on a number of health related boards, committees and national organizations.

Dale Illig

Member – GHF Governance & Nominating Committee

Dale Illig is an Attorney with 34 years of experience in private practice in Georgetown, Texas. He specializes in real estate, probate, estate planning, business law, trust administration, non-profits and charitable foundations.

Dale currently serves as President of the W.D. Kelley Foundation and is a member of the Georgetown Rotary. He is the past President of the Williamson County Bar Association and past Chair and member of the State Bar of Texas 8C Grievance Committee.

Dale is a native Texan and is a member of the Grace Episcopal Church and his interests include videography, photography, sailing, gardening, walking, reading and music.

He graduated with a Business Associate Degree from the University of Texas and subsequently received a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas. He volunteered with the Peace Corps in India from 1969-1972.

Ashlie Koenig

Member GHF Finance Committee

Ashlie Koenig has more than 22 years of experience in accounting and finance. The past 15 years she has served the community in a budget capacity. In 2009, the Williamson County Commissioners Court created a budget office and appointed Ashlie as Budget Officer in Williamson County. Under her leadership the Williamson County Budget Office has been nationally recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), receiving the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for more than five consecutive years. The Budget Office continues to successfully promote transparency in government and fiscal responsibility.

Ashlie is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a major in management. Ashlie is an entrepreneur and has been a small business owner locally since 1996.

Ashlie has resided in Williamson County more than 30 years with her two children, Karly and Coby, who attend Georgetown ISD. Ashlie has served as treasurer for the Georgetown Volleyball Booster Club and continues to provide support to numerous other community organizations. Ashlie has served on various countywide committees including Fleet, Public Assistance and Capital Improvement. She continues to actively participate in her community to better serve Williamson County.

Cindy Locke

Member GHF Grants Committee

After a career in higher education administration, Cindy retired from Southwestern University as Associate Vice President for University Relations in May, 2015. Her professional areas of focus consisted of constituent relations, public relations, marketing, communications, events, and coordination of Southwestern’s signature Shilling Lecture. During her career, she was active in her professional organization, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and served on CASE’s international board, as well as holding a variety of leadership roles at CASE’s district level.

Her local community engagement includes serving as Lay Leader at First United Methodist Church Georgetown (FUMC), as well as a member of FUMC’s Core Leadership Team and Vision 2016 Committee. She is a past member of the Guiding Circle (Executive Board) for Seeds of Strength, a women’s giving organization focused on making grants to support the needs of the Georgetown area. She also is a past board member of the City of Georgetown’s Main Street Program.

Cindy attended the University of Houston and the University of Texas and holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Marketing. She is married to Tom Locke and between them they have six children and eight grandchildren.

Joan D. Maier

Chair – GHF Finance Committee
Member – GHF Executive Committee

Joan, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) has been a resident of Georgetown and has been active in the Georgetown Community since 1991. Joan is the Chief Financial Officer for Georgetown Rail Equipment Company, Georgetown, Texas for the past ten years and held the position of Controller prior to being promoted to Chief Financial Officer.

Joan currently serves as a Board Member of Georgetown Health Foundation and a Member of the Finance Committee. Joan’s past service includes her duties as Board Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Joan is also a graduate of the Six Sigma Green Belt Course and Leadership Georgetown. She is a member of the Delta Mu Delta (National Honor Society in Business Administration) Beta Kappa Chapter, the AICPA and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Joan graduated from Southwestern University Georgetown, Texas with a B.A. degree and received her M.B.A. in Finance from St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas.

Joan, a native Texan, has been married to Robert for 16 years and they have two children. They are actively involved in First Baptist Church, Georgetown. Joan’s interests include horseback riding, gardening, biking, playing the piano, and reading.

Stacey Mathews

Member – GHF Grants Committee

Stacey Mathews grew up in Colorado where she attended the University of Northern Colorado and graduated with Honors.  She received a Bachelor's Degree in English and obtained her teaching certification with an emphasis in Special Education.  After graduation, Stacey moved to Texas where she has resided with her husband Troy and son Dustin for over 20 years.  Upon moving to Texas, she was an English and Social Studies teacher for eight years, as well as an adjunct professor for the University of St. Thomas.

Next, Stacey decided to return to the classroom as a student to pursue a law degree at the University of Houston Law Center, in part because of her ongoing desire to help children. While in law school, she interned in the Child Abuse Division of the District Attorney's Office and served as an ad litem attorney for abused and neglected children. After graduation, Stacey was awarded a two-year fellowship dedicated to the representation of children with special needs in both the school and juvenile justice systems. She then served as an Assistant District Attorney in Harris County.

In recent years, Stacey continued her work here in Williamson County serving as the chief prosecutor of the 277th District Court. In 2012, she was Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction held by fewer than 2% of all Texas attorneys. And in October of 2013, Governor Rick Perry appointed her as the new judge of the 277th District Court. She serves as the Presiding Judge of the 277th District Court and oversees a felony criminal docket. She is also the Juvenile Judge for Williamson County, handling all juvenile justice cases of children between the ages of 10 and 17.

Outside of the courtroom, Stacey volunteered as a board member of the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center and provided training to law enforcement agencies. She currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Williamson County Juvenile Board. She also enjoys spending time with her loving family – especially her 1 year-old granddaughter! Stacey is married to Troy Mathews, a hotel general manager and her biggest supporter. She and her family attend Lord of Life Lutheran Church.

David “Scott” Matthew, MBA

Member – GHF Finance Committee

David “Scott” Matthew is Executive Director of Williamson County Juvenile Services, and a Municipal Judge for the cities of Jarrell, Granger and Bartlett. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Probation Association, Texas Municipal Courts Association and was appointed by past Governor Rick Perry first to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board to the Governor and later to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department Board of Directors for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2019. Scott is a committee member on the Texas Juvenile Justice Department Programs and Trust Committees. Locally, he serves as a board member of the Georgetown Project, and a past board member of the Williamson County Children’s Support Coalition and Boys and Girls Club of Georgetown. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Southwestern University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Scott is originally from Southern Indiana and moved to Georgetown in 1987 in response to receiving a basketball scholarship to attend and play for Southwestern University. Scott is married to Renee and they have three wonderful children, son Darrian, and daughters Hannah and Sophia. He is a member and past elder of the Zion Lutheran Church.

Linda Meigs

Member – GHF Grants Committee

Linda Frasher Meigs, Child and Mental Health Advocate, has served the community in various capacities. She served on the Georgetown ISD Safe School/Health Students (SS/HS) grant writing team; was employed by GISD as the Student Support Services Coordinator funded by the SS/HS initiative; was the district-wide SAIL Coordinator (Student Assistance & Intervention Liaison); is a member of The Georgetown Project Community Collaborative and was editor-in-chief for their 2007 Snapshot of Children and Youth; is a member and past chair of the Georgetown ISD School Health Advisory Council and serves on the GISD District Performance Council; was past president of the Texas Association of Student Assistance Professionals and has served as a “consumer advocate” to the Texas Mental Health Transformation Initiative’s School-Based Behavioral Health Action Team.

Ms. Meigs’ achievements have been acknowledged in many ways including, GISD Partners-in-Education Volunteer of the Year Award in 1998-99, an invitation to make a presentation entitled “Coaching the Attention Deficit Player” at the United States Youth Soccer Workshop and Coaching Convention in Philadelphia; and GISD SAIL earning the 2003 National Student Assistance Association Program of Excellence Award under her leadership.

Ms. Meigs currently serves on the Advisory Board of the UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools and was recently appointed to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Achieving Successful Systems Enriching Texas (ASSET) Steering Team. Ms. Meigs also serves on the Williamson County Mental Health Committee and was co-leader for the 2011 “First Annual” Williamson County Mental Health in Schools Conference.

Linda has resided in the City of Georgetown for 26 years. She has been married to husband, Danny, for 37 years. They have one (adult) daughter, Jennifer.

Richard P. Pearce, M.D.

Member – GHF Grants Committee

Richard P. “Dick” Pearce, M.D. moved to Georgetown in 1972 to work in the Georgetown medical community. After 38 years of Family Practice medicine, Dr. Pearce retired from his practice.

Dr. Pearce, originally from Jacksonville, Florida, received a degree in Biology from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana as a Medical Doctor. Dr. Pearce served as a Flight Surgeon with the USAF 57th Military Airlift Command after completing an internship at the Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. Following his military service, he worked at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas for his Family Practice residency.

Over his years in practice, he has served as the Chair of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Ob/Pediatric Committee and Credentials Committee for Georgetown Hospital. He is Board-qualified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a Life member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Pearce and his wife, Barbara, married in 1968 at Winters, Texas and are active in First United Methodist Church in Georgetown. His interests include gardening, fishing, hunting and his two grandchildren.

John Stock

Member – GHF Grants Committee

John Stock has been serving in the Georgetown Community most recently as the past Executive Director of The Caring Place (retired 2013) and has served for over 23 years in various leadership and management positions within the American Red Cross. His last position held at the Red Cross was the Senior Red Cross Executive in the Southwest Service Area including chapters in the states of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Prior to the Red Cross, he worked in the retail grocery field and served in the United States Navy. John holds a Bachelors of Applied Arts and Science degree from Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.

John currently serves as a Board Member of Georgetown Health Foundation and is a Member of the Grants Committee. He brings an expertise in developing, leading and empowering diverse teams of professionals and volunteers as well as a history in board development and integrity.

John is married to Gayla and his retirement career/hobby is woodworking.

Stephen D. Schaefer, O.D.

Chair Emeritus – GHF Board of Directors

Dr. Schaefer has served on the Board of Directors of Georgetown Healthcare System for over 20 years and as Board Chair for more than 15 years. Throughout his career, Dr. Schaefer served the families of Georgetown and the surrounding communities with compassion, professional care and understanding.

He has assisted in coordinating the Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) in the Central Texas area. TMOM is a traveling organization that provides vision, dental, and basic health examinations for those without health coverage.

Dr. Schaefer’s dedication to the community goes beyond healthcare. Dr. Schaefer was an active member of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Posse for more than 20 years, also serving as their captain for 5 years.

He has served as Director of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Director of Mary Bailey Child Development Center in Georgetown.

He served on the Planning Committee for the development of the City of Georgetown logo, the Planning Committee for “Keep Georgetown Best”. He was a Charter Member of the Sun City Rotary Club and the Georgetown Jaycees.

He is a member of the American Foundation for Vision; Texas Optometric Association; American Optometric Association; and Central Texas Optometric Society.

Barbara H. Brightwell, D.Min.

Director Emeritus – GHF Board of Directors

In addition to her work with Georgetown Health Foundation, Dr. Brightwell also serves on the St. David’s Georgetown Hospital Advisory Board. She was Chair of the Steering Committee that created The Georgetown Project, Chair of the Board of the Georgetown Community Resource Center, and is now a board member of the Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County, Senior University of Georgetown, and the Williamson County Institute for Excellence in Nonprofits.

Dr. Brightwell’s past service includes Director of Volunteer Services and the Pastoral Care Program for Georgetown Healthcare System and Georgetown Hospital and is a past member of the St. David’s Community Health Access Committee. She has more than 40 years of experience in counseling and guidance, including serving as a Principal of an educational organization in Houston and Dean for Student Development at Southwestern University in Georgetown. She was also instrumental in establishing the Georgetown Community Clinic (Lone Star Circle of Care).

Through her unwavering commitment to the Georgetown community, Dr. Brightwell has been honored with a number of recognitions and awards: Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, “Citizen of the Year,” Williamson County “Citizen of the Year,” Texas Hospital Trustees “Outstanding Board Member of the Year,” the Central Texas Conference Bishop’s Award for exemplary service in the field of ecumenism, and the Paul Harris Fellow from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Dr. Brightwell has a Bachelor of Business of Administration, Masters in Education / Counseling and a Doctorate of Ministry.




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