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Gov. Perry Appoints Eight to Crime Victim’s Institute Advisory Council

Thursday, May 12, 2011  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed eight members to the Crime Victim's Institute Advisory Council for terms to expire Jan. 31, 2013. The council advises the Crime Victims' Institute regarding the compilation and study of information on the impact of crime to victims, relatives, guardians and society, and assists the institute to develop policies to prevent the victimization of society by crime.

Dallas Barrington of Silsbee is second assistant district attorney at the Hardin County District Attorney's Office and past assistant criminal district attorney of the Newton County Criminal District Attorney's Office. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas District and County Attorneys Association, Hardin County Bar Association, and First Judicial District Bar Association. He is also a past member of the Texas Municipal Courts Association, Jefferson County Bar Association, and Silsbee Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Silsbee Kiwanis Club, and a past board member of the Foundation for Southeast Texas. Barrington received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and a law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Stefani Carter of Dallas is the Texas state representative for District 102, and an attorney in private practice. She is also a former assistant district attorney of Collin County. She is a member of the House committees on Criminal Jurisprudence and Energy Resources, the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, J.L. Turner Legal Association, and Richardson Chamber of Commerce. She is also a past board member of the Texas State Board for Educator Certification, past speaker for the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, and past volunteer with the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center. Carter received two bachelor's degrees from the University of Texas, and a master's degree in public policy and a law degree from Harvard University.

Ann Matthews of Charlotte is a licensed professional counselor and mediator in private practice. She is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, San Antonio Bar Association, and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She is also a past volunteer counselor at the Atascosa Family Crisis Center. Matthews received a bachelor's degree from Sul Ross State University and a master's degree in community counseling from St. Mary's University.

Ruben Reyes of Lubbock is judge of the 72nd Judicial District Court in Lubbock and Crosby counties, and presiding judge of the Lubbock County Adult Drug Court. He is a board member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Lubbock Dream Center Advisory Board, and Foundation for the Education of Young Women Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Lubbock County Bar Association, a past member and officer of the South Plains Family Law Association, and a past member of the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, LEARN Inc. Board of Directors and Lubbock Economic Development Alliance. Reyes received a bachelor's degree from Yale University and a law degree from Baylor University.

Stephanie Schulte of El Paso is a registered nurse at Sierra Medical Center, and is a certified nurse educator, adult and pediatric sexual assault nurse, and a sexual assault nurse examiner. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and International Forensic Nurse's Association, and a member and board treasurer of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault. She is also a past board member of the El Paso Rape Crisis Center. Schulte received a bachelor's degree and master's of nursing systems administration from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is being reappointed.

Kel Seliger of Amarillo is the Texas state senator for District 31, and co-owner and vice president of Lake Steel Inc. He is a licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor, and former mayor of Amarillo. He is chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting, and a member of the Senate Education, Finance, Natural Resources, and International Relations and Trade committees. He is state co-chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the Texas representative on the Council of State Governments Southern Legislative Conference Energy and Environment Committee, and a member of the National Rifle Association and Texas Farm Bureau. Sen. Seliger received a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College. He is being reappointed.

Jane Shafer of San Antonio is community services supervisor for the San Antonio Police Department. She is a member of the Texas Council on Family Violence, co-chair of the San Antonio Task Force Against Elder Domestic Violence, and a facilitator of the San Antonio Victims Advocacy Council. She is vice president of the Healy Murphy Center Board of Directors and San Antonio Volunteer Administrators Association, board treasurer for P.E.A.C.E. Initiatives, and a board member of the San Antonio Resource Center Dote Foundation. She is also a past board member of the YWCA of San Antonio, past commissioner of the San Antonio Mayor's commissions on the Status of Women and on Children and Families, and past director of the Our Lady of the Lake University Center for Women in Church and Society. Shafer received a bachelor's degree from Our Lady of the Lake University and a master's degree in theology from Creighton University.

Mark Wilson of Brandon is a police sergeant and supervisor of the Fort Worth Police Department Recruit and Advanced Training Unit. He is a board member of the Texas Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority, Brandon Irene Water Supply Corporation, and Tarleton State University Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Program. He is also a past football official for the Fort Worth Football Officials Association, Lone Star Conference, and Southwest Junior College Football Conference. Wilson served in the U.S. Air Force. He received an associate degree from McLennan Community College and is a certified master peace officer, firearms instructor, Texas concealed handgun instructor, and National Rifle Association police pistol and shotgun instructor.

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