Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Juvenile Justice, Texas Department of*

13 Members - Term: 6 Years

General Information

11209 Metric BoulevardP.O. Box 12757Austin 78711-2757


Office Office Holder Hometown / Term Ends
Chair David "Scott" Matthew Georgetown, 02-01-2025
Board Member(s) Edeska Barnes Jr. Jasper, 02-01-2027
James Castro Bergheim, 02-01-2023
Mona Lisa Chambers Houston, 02-01-2025
Pama Hencerling Victoria, 02-01-2023
The Honorable Pat Sabala Henry Morton, 02-01-2023
Ann Lattimore Cedar Park, 02-01-2027
Melissa Martin Deer Park, 02-01-2025
The Honorable Allison Palmer San Angelo, 02-01-2023
James Smith Midland, 02-01-2023
Position Vacant
Position Vacant
The Honorable Cynthia McCrann "Cyndi" Wheless McKinney, 02-01-2027


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Interim Executive Director Shandra Carter (512) 490-7004 / (512) 424-6099
Chief of Staff Sean Grove (512) 490-7117
Executive Assistant Jeannette Cantu (512) 490-7004
Chief Information Officer Nate Jackson (512) 490-7081
General Counsel Christian von Wupperfeld (512) 490-7103


The board is charged to develop and implement rules to govern the department, executive director, and staff and to establish the mission and set goals for the department to emphasize keeping youth in home communities while balancing rehabilitative needs with public safety.

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2023.