Gov. Perry Appoints Three to OneStar Foundation
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed three members to the OneStar Foundation. The foundation furthers volunteerism and community service in Texas.
Brenda Coleman-Beattie of Austin is CEO of 2Thrive4 LLC. She is a former consultant to the John D. and Catherine MacArthur Foundation Network on Mental Health Policy Research and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. She is board treasurer and a member of the Central Health Board of Managers, planning and operations committee chair and a member of Austin/Travis County Integral Care, and vice chair of the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work Advisory Council. She is also a member and past president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Austin and past board chair of the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities. Coleman-Beattie received a bachelor's degree from Drake University and a master's degree in Latin American studies from the University of Texas. She is appointed for a term to expire March 15, 2015.
Melissa Pardue of Austin is a part-time private public policy consultant, former deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and past associate director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. She is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Group of Austin, and a past member of the National Association of Christians in Social Work and National Council on Family Relations. Pardue received a bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma and a master's degree in social work and public policy from Columbia University. She is appointed for a term to expire March 15, 2013.
Robert "Bob" Wright II of Dallas is an attorney and chief executive officer for Executives in Action. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Association of Corporate Counsel and National Association of Corporate Directors, and a past member of the Dallas Bar Association. He is also founder and chair emeritus of Dallas Social Venture Partners, a founding board member and president emeritus of Social Venture Partners International, and a member of the Texas Emerging Technology Advisory Committee. Wright received a bachelor's degree from Allegheny College, and a law degree and Master of Business Administration from Texas Tech University. He is reappointed for a term to expire March 15, 2015.
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