Board of Directors

The Georgetown Project Board and Staff

The Georgetown Project has a professional board of 21 voting and 4 ex-officio members, all volunteers who care deeply about children and youth.


Ms. Katie Burke, Chair
Community Volunteer
Ms. Deborah Thomas, Chair Elect
Community Volunteer
Ms. Rachel Harris, Vice-Chair
Rachel & Co.
Ms. Melissa Barhydt, Treasurer
First Texas Bank
Ms. Deborah Martin, Secretary
Community Volunteer
Ms. Dora Aubin
J. Paul Aubin Real Estate
Ms. Nancy Benold, Immediate Past Chair
Community Volunteer
Ms. Suzanne Brooks, Ex-Officio
County Judiciary-Family Court
Mr. Mike Elliott
Texas Outdoor Power Equipment
Ms. Leslie Hearne
Community Volunteer
Dr. Jim Hunt
Southwestern University
Mr. Scott Matthew
Williamson Co. Juvenile Services
Ms. Jan McClellan
Community Volunteer
Mr. Kenneth W. Poteete
Community Volunteer
Dr. James Shepherd, M.D.
Retired Family Physician
Dr. Ronald L. Swain,
Community Volunteer
Ms. Jennifer Taylor
Cockrum Custom Homes
Mr. John Welton
Community Volunteer
Ms. Bettye Smith
Community Volunteer
Dr. George Garver
Former Georgetown Mayor
Mr. Ruben Martinez, Ex-Officio
Student, Georgetown High School
Ms. Rebekah Newman, Ex-Officio
Student, Southwestern University
Dr. Fred Brent, Ex-Officio
Superintendent, GISD