Board of Directors

  • Amy Roberts (co-founder) is a community volunteer, wife to Matt, and mom to 3 wonderful children. She received her nursing degree from the University of Texas and worked in the pediatric ICU at Vanderbilt hospital in Nashville, TN.  She is the Special Needs Coordinator at the Steiner Ranch campus of Hill Country Bible Church and feels so blessed by the experience. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and is beginning to explore writing!

 

  • William “Biff” Farrell (co-founder) is an attorney in Austin. He and his wife Cris have been married for twelve years and have two children, Hannah and Hank. Biff and Cris finally moved to Austin in 2012 after trying to make the move for 20 years. Biff is active in his community and serves as PTA president for River Ridge Elementary School, is a board member of the Steiner Ranch Neighborhood Association and is a t-ball coach. He loves playing golf and watching any and all Longhorn sporting events.

  • Elizabeth Carrero is a nonprofit professional and community volunteer. She and her family moved to Austin from Nashville in 2015 where she spent 15 years in the nonprofit community and loved every minute! She was born and raised in Florida and received a Liberal Arts degree from the University of Central Florida. She and her husband Elvin have two daughters, two guinea pigs, a hamster and a VERY large dog named Bo. 

  • Deepali Poladia, Ph.D, is a Scientist (Pharmacologist) from The Ohio State University, who worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital in  Ohio. She moved to Texas in 2013. She and her husband Atul have been married for 15 years and have two children, Raj and Shreya. Raj is diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Autism. Since 2014, she has been working as a Parent Representative at River Ridge Elementary for the Special Needs Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) through LISD.  She is passionate about increasing awareness and acceptance for our children in the community by providing parent resources and strong educational and social programs.

  • Melissa Miltonberger is an attorney and community volunteer, and is excited to be in back in Texas after 15 years in Chicago.  She received her BBA from Baylor University and her law degree from Loyola University Chicago.  She has been involved with several non-profit organizations, Junior League of Chicago, Music Theater Workshop, Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Program, and Jewish Community Centers of Chicago.   She and her husband Neil have four daughters (which includes a set of triplets) and her fifth child, a rambunctious chocolate Labrador.

  • Monique Burr is a devoted mother and wife. Her husband, Keith, and their two sons moved to Austin in 2014 from Fort Lauderdale. A native Floridian, Monique received her bachelors degree from Florida Atlantic University in Secondary Education. She taught 7th grade social studies and coached the girls volleyball team for 6 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, the innovative Austin food scene, and staying physically active.  She is a member of the Dell Children's Council and committed to its mission.

  • Don Dumbacher (Co-founder) is the former Steiner Ranch Campus Pastor for Hill Country Bible Church in Austin. He and his wife, Shelli, met at THE Ohio State University and have been married for 27 years and have four adult children. Don and Shelli moved to Austin in 2014 and still cannot figure out why it took them so long! Don enjoys reading Charles Dickens, listening to Bob Dylan, and watching the Bulls, Hawkeyes, Reds and Buckeyes. He also watches the Bengals but doesn’t enjoy it.