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

Program Director

Trista McGinnis

Development Director

Lucy Ann Wolthoff

Outreach 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

Austin Adamson

Austin Adamson

Courtney Bechtol

Courtney Bechtol

Dane Bruun

Dane Bruun

Ben Donnell

Ben Donnell

Anne Dobson

Anne Dobson

Paulette Guajardo

Paulette Guajardo

Ryan Frazier

Ryan Frazier

Mandy Hagy

Mandy Hagy

Suzzette James

Suzzette James

Matt Layton

Matt Layton

Richard Leshin

Richard Leshin

Dr. Barry McBurnett

Dr. Barry McBurnett

Leslie McClanahan

Leslie McClanahan

Ross Patchin

Ross Patchin

Dabney Pettus

Dabney Pettus

Will Pettus

Will Pettus

Lindsey Pietsch

Lindsey Pietsch

Michael Sasser

Michael Sasser

Blaire Turnbull

Blaire Turnbull

Richard Valls, Jr.

Richard Valls, Jr.

Advisory Board

Marty Berry

Sheila Lawrence

David Engel

Nelda Martinez

Diane Gates

Phyllis Stephenson

Christina Hawn

Alice Oakley

Susan Karp

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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