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January 17, 2019 at 12:41 pm

Please join me in welcoming these new Texas PCT Trainers.  Eight PCT Trainers were certified as a part of an initiative to create and sustain person centered practices in four Regional Centers in South Texas. These Centers  provide services and supports for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness and their families.  They  hold a wide range of positions within their organizations with great potential to impact change to support people to get better lives. Kent Allen is employed with Hill Country MHDD Centers and oversees the IDD Authority functions.  He has worked with the Center in IDD services for 25 years providing direct supports as well as various management roles.  Current responsibilities include overseeing the Transition Support Team (hub), IDD crisis services, service coordination, intake and eligibility determination, and the local planning for the 19 counties served by the Center.  Kent is also a member of the Local Authority Workgroup with the Texas Council of Community Centers.

Kent Allen, is the Director of services and supports for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities with the Hill Country Regional Center, which covers 19 Texas counties. For 25 years, Kent has held positions directly supporting people as well as various management roles.  He currently leads a second level of  change initiative to embed certified  Person Centered Thinking and Plan Facilitation trainers in three additional Regional Centers.

Randy Consford has been married to his wife Cathy for over 39 years, has two children, and two grandchildren. He is the Director of Special Projects for Hill Country Community Mental Health Developmental Disabilities Centers. Randy grew up in the mental health field as a child of a mother who had schizophrenia.  He is currently writing a book about his adventures growing up with his mom. He has a broad background to include: serving as a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps; Minister; Hospital Chaplain; and over 20 years in the community mental health field.  He has a Bachelors and Master’s Degree.

Krystal Flores, MSW. Her professional career includes the role as the IDD Director of the PASRR/ECC programs with Camino Real Community Services. The PASRR and ECC programs in Texas serve people with an intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities, or mental illness. This support is provided within the nursing facility as well as people who choose to pursue community living and transition out of the nursing facility. She has experience providing service coordination and staff supervision to children, adults, and families with IDD throughout various community and home settings. Previously she has worked as a Family Advocate and Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator at a children’s advocacy center. She also has experience as a case management coordination with an Early Childhood Intervention program, the Children’s Mental Health program and the Mobile Crisis Team for the Regional Center’s catchment area. Krystal serves on the Coordination Implementation Team for the Trauma Informed Care: Time  initiative with the National Council for Behavioral Health.  She has a Master of Social Work degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX with a major in Psychology and a minor in Family and Child Development. Krystal looks forward to promoting this grand mission to ensure that every person has their voice heard, valued, and empowered.

Tab Montemayor, M. A.  has been working to support people and their families for almost 8 years. He has held positions as a Special Education Teacher assistant, an Organizational Development specialist, a Cognitive Rehabilitation Trainer, Regional Center Services Coordinator as well as working with numerous volunteer organizations. He is the Founder of The Hike Life Society which presents opportunities for individuals to connect with nature and grow themselves during hikes and explorations. Mr. Montemayor is a certified Person Centered Thinking Trainer and works closely with individuals at The Institute on Person Centered Practices and The Learning Community on Person Centered Practices. His current role is at the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) as the IDD Training Specialist.

Brenda Brown-Dutchover is a Service Coordination Specialist for thel Hill Country MHDD Regional Center. She has been employed with Hill Country for 21 years. Mrs. Brown-Dutchover has held several positions including community service aide, residential housing manager, job coach supervisor, service coordinator and diversion and transition coordination

Joleen Navejar is a Quality Management Specialist at Camino Real Community Services in south Texas where she promotes organization and collaboration with a wide range of programs that provide services for people with Intellectual Disabilities.  She has held the title as a PASRR Service Coordinator, Child & Adolescent Case Worker, and Crisis on call worker. Outside of Camino Real Joleen has experience in foster care as a previous employee and as an Interventionist with the Crystal City ISD. Joleen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services and Management from the University of Phoenix.

January 22, 2019 at 12:39 pm

Congratulations to all of you!!!!

January 24, 2019 at 2:18 pm

Yes, many congrats to you all!