The Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties Board of Directors is a 21-member volunteer board. It is a tri-partite composition of elected officials, target area and private organization representatives who care deeply about Williamson and Burnet County citizens in need.


Karen Lester, Chair
Burnet County Auditor

Lenwood Nelson, Vice-Chair
Representing City of Marble Falls

Flo Ellis, Treasurer
CPA, Bjorge & Ellis PC

Dan Hilliard, Secretary
City of Georgetown- Rep George Garver

Sibil Johnson-Williams, EC Member at Large
Leander ISD- Driver

Public Sector

Noel Bernal, Williamson
City of Taylor- Assistant City Manager,

Valerie Covey, Williamson
Williamson County Precinct 3- Commissioner

Bill Gardner, Williamson County
City of Leander- Fire Chief

Frank Reilly, Burnet
Granite Shoals Municipal Court- Judge

Mary Jane Shanes, Burnet
Burnet City Council

Private Sector

Vacant, Burnet

Kathy Kasparek-Nicholl, Burnet

Susie Rodgers, Burnet

Brandt Rydell, Williamson
Assistant General Counsel- ERCoT

Sandy Anderson
NCI-WFS Rural Capital Area Director
Early Childhood Representative

Target Area Representatives

Bill Drake, Burnet
Boys & Girls Club – Executive Director

Charles Gersbach, Williamson
Retired ISD Teacher

Sue Kennedy, Burnet

Debora Taylor, Williamson
Taylor Housing Authority- Executive Director

Nikki Brennan, Williamson
Georgetown Housing Authority- Executive Director

Amelia Warren, Williamson
Head Start Policy Council Chair