Our Mission

The mission of Foster Angels is to improve the lives of children in foster care ensuring each child has their basic needs met and providing life-enhancing, life-enriching opportunities whenever possible.

See how we carry out our mission every day.

How We Started

In 1999 Ted Oakley sought out to impact the lives of children by creating a relationship with Child Protective Services in Corpus Christi, and buying the things children needed. Quickly thereafter, Ted founded Foster Angels of South Texas. Eleven  years later, Ted’s daughter, Sarah Smith, saw the same needs of children appearing in Austin during her career as a teacher and Foster Angels of Central Texas was founded in 2010.

Meet the Team

Hilary Jackson

Executive Director

Trista McGinnis

Development Director

Lucy Ann Wolthoff

Rio Grande Valley Director

Board of Directors

Ted Oakley

Ted Oakley

Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Rajan Ahuja

Rajan Ahuja

President

Marcus Veazey

Marcus Veazey

Vice President

Chase Carlisle

Chase Carlisle

Treasurer

Carol Kirkland

Carol Kirkland

Secretary

Courtney Bechtol

Courtney Bechtol

Anne Dobson

Anne Dobson

Ben Donnell

Ben Donnell

Ryan Frazier

Ryan Frazier

Dos Gates

Dos Gates

Paulette Guajardo

Paulette Guajardo

Mandy Hagy

Mandy Hagy

Suzzette James

Suzzette James

Richard Leshin

Richard Leshin

Dr. Barry McBurnett

Dr. Barry McBurnett

Leslie McClanahan

Leslie McClanahan

Dr. Shalini Narang

Dr. Shalini Narang

Dabney Pettus

Dabney Pettus

Will Pettus

Will Pettus

Lindsey Pietsch

Lindsey Pietsch

Michael Sasser

Michael Sasser

Blaire Turnbull

Blaire Turnbull

Sally Wallace

Sally Wallace

Advisory Board

Marty Berry

Susan Karp

Alice Oakley

Dane Bruun

Sheila Lawrence

Phyllis Stephenson

David Engel

Matt Layton

Rick Valls, Jr. 

Diane Gates

Nelda Martinez

Christina Hawn

Mike McNeil

Contact Us

Foster Angels of South Texas
800 N. Shoreline Boulevard, Suite 2750-S
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401-3700

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