Jeff Garrison-Tate


Jeff Garrison-Tate


2316 Bristol Street Bryan, Texas 77802

Organization / Affiliation

Better Lives, LLC


Jeff Garrison-Tate, M.Ed

CEO/Founder Better Lives, LLC

[email protected]

Mr. Garrison-Tate has supported people with disabilities and their families for more than 40 years.  He has held positions as a direct support professional, special education teacher, a community services program director, community advocacy organizer, policy manager, and an executive director for an early childhood education program.. He is also one of the Founders of Community Now!, a statewide non-profit organization that advocates for community inclusion He is a frequent presenter at regional, state and national conferences.

Mr. Garrison-Tate is a founding partner of the Institute on Person Centered Practices and a certified Mentor Trainer with The International Learning Community on Person Centered Practices.  Mr. Garrison-Tate is certified to Mentor Person Centered Thinking, Plan Facilitation and People Planning Together trainers.  He recently founded Better Lives. LLC as Chief Executive Officer and lives in Bryan, Texas.  He has six children, all of which are amazing.  One of his three daughters receives Home and Community Based Services.  This lived experience brings a sense of personal responsibility, commitment, experience and passion to actualize the Better Lives vision: To support people to live their lives as they define them.

Focus Areas

Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities, Organizational Change / System Change, Schools / Transition

Trainer Certifications

MENTOR: People Planning Together, MENTOR: Person Centered Plan Facilitation, MENTOR: Person Centered Thinking