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Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

Board Staff

Meet our Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area leadership team.

Paul Fletcher

Paul Fletcher

Chief Executive Officer

Diane Tackett

Diane Tackett

Chief Operating Officer

Janie Kohl

Janie Kohl

Chief Financial Officer

Eric Stanfield

Eric Stanfield

Chief Information Officer

Brian Hernandez

Brian Hernandez

Chief Storytelling Officer

Kelly Moreno

Kelly Moreno

Director of Community Engagement

Nellie Reyes

Nellie Reyes

Director of Contracts

Chris Myers

Chris Myers

Director of Contracts

Derek Grossenbacher

Derek Grossenbacher

Executive Office Manager

Eugene Ratliff

Eugene Ratliff

Business Innovation and Data Analyst

Anna Antholzner

Anna Antholzner

Business Innovation Project Manager

Crystal Bartell

Crystal Bartell

Contract Specialist

Traci Slaughter

Traci Slaughter

Contracts Specialist

Gabriella Westbrook

Gabriella Westbrook

Contract Specialist

Linda Williamson

Linda Williamson

Contract Specialist

Meranda Stanley

Meranda Stanley

Executive Administrative Assistant

Ebony Collins

Ebony Collins

Partnership Specialist

Stephanie Mora

Stephanie Mora

Partnership Specialist

Dolores Reyes

Dolores Reyes

Accounts Payable Specialist

Lori Forman

Lori Forman

Controller

Amanda Bailey

Amanda Bailey

Career & Education Outreach Specialist

Laura Richter

Laura Richter

Career & Education Outreach Specialist

Michael Sartain

Michael Sartain

System Administrator

Llano County, City of Llano Burnet County, City of Burnet Williamson County, City of Georgetown Lee County, city of Giddings Fayette County, city of LaGrange Bastrop County, city of Bastrop Caldwell County, city of Lockhart Hays County, City of San Marcos Blanco County, City of Johnson City

Where We Work

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area serves 9 counties around the Austin, TX capital area:

Bastrop County, Hays County, Blanco County, Burnet County, Caldwell County, Fayette County, Lee County, Llano County, Williamson County, and Burnet County - Marble Falls

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Paul Fletcher

Sector: Public Sector

Paul Fletcher

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Fletcher is the Chief Executive Officer of Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area, the nonprofit community partnership providing no-cost recruitment, employment services, and child care assistance, to businesses and job seekers in Central Texas.

This nine-county region includes Bastrop; Blanco; Burnet; Caldwell; Fayette; Hays; Lee; Llano; and Williamson counties. He has been in this role since July 2017, after spending the previous 20 years as the workforce center operator for the nine-county Rural Capital Area.

Paul has served as an officer for the Texas Association of Workforce Boards for three years and is currently serving as the President of the Executive Director's Council to that association.

Paul graduated high school in Sugar Land, Texas, and is a Business Administration graduate of Abilene Christian University.

Paul resides in the Central Texas Area and has been married for 27 years with two grown/married children and three grandkids.

Diane Tackett

Sector: Public Sector
Home County: Williamson County

Diane Tackett

Chief Operating Officer

Diane Tackett is the Chief Operating Officer of Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA), the nonprofit community partnership providing no cost recruitment, employment services and child care assistance, to businesses and job seekers in Central Texas. This nine-county region includes Bastrop; Blanco; Burnet; Caldwell; Fayette; Hays; Lee; Llano; and Williamson counties. She has been in this role since August 2019.

Diane began her career in workforce development in 1999, as a Choices Career Specialist based in Austin, as part of Workforce Solutions Capital Area. In 2002, she transferred to WSRCA’s contractor as a Quality Assurance Specialist, and earned a promotion in 2003 to become the North Area Manager, overseeing three career centers in Williamson County, and serving as Program Manager for the Choices Program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) Program.

During Diane's management tenure in the Rural Capital Area, she brought online the Choices Non-Custodial Parents program in Williamson County. After several years as the Area Manager, she was promoted to Deputy Director, and served in that position for two years. In 2012, she returned to the Capital Area to serve as the Deputy Director of Operations and Programs, and later the Director of Child Care Operations. Tackett moved on in 2017 to serve as a Policy Analyst with the Texas Workforce Commission. She joined the WSRCA Board Staff in 2019 as a Contracts Specialist, serving as a subject matter expert for the Child Care Services Program and introducing new innovations to streamline contract oversight and management.

Diane holds a Master of Science in Social Work, and a Bachelors in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.

Janie Kohl

Sector: Public Sector
Home County: Williamson County

Janie Kohl

Chief Financial Officer

Eric Stanfield

Office Phone: (512) 244-2207 ext. 1046
Sector: Public Sector
Home County: Williamson County

Eric Stanfield

Chief Information Officer

Brian Hernandez

Office Phone: 512.244.7966 ext. 5020
Sector: Public Sector

Brian Hernandez

Chief Storytelling Officer

Brian Hernandez served as the first Communications Director for Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA), until his promotion in 2020, to Chief Storytelling Officer (Chief Storyteller) for the organization. He is responsible for creating value for customers by leading brand awareness presence of WSRCA services, and cultivating effective media relationships, as well as building an outreach and influencer network by developing partnerships with community, industry and workforce leaders throughout the nine-county Rural Capital Area of central Texas.

Previously, Brian served as the first Digital Media Coordinator for the Texas Workforce Commission, developing creative marketing and communications solutions for the agency statewide, and leveraging these across all platforms, with a strong emphasis on digital innovation and value.

Prior to delivering workforce solutions for Texans, Brian served as an award-winning multimedia journalist and digital content leader for more than 14 years, with media organizations including Spectrum News, Scripps and Hearst, in more than a dozen top 50 markets, including Denver, San Diego, Austin and San Antonio. His expertise was in launching multi-platform strategic content plans, growing audiences through editorial quality and relevance, as well as leading diverse news teams through corporate, industry and consumer change. Brian helped spearhead the use of social media by newsrooms to cultivate referral traffic by building two-way relationships with audiences, and trained teams to utilize live metrics to target trends and audience behavior patterns, maximizing cross-platform content engagement.

Brian and his news teams earned multiple regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Best Website, Associated Press Awards for Website of the Year, and he was nominated for an Emmy Award for a special feature he produced on teachers training to take down active shooters.

Brian holds both a Master of Organizational and Professional Communication Degree in New Media and Internet Marketing, and a Master of Liberal Studies Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Denver, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from Rollins College.

Kelly Moreno

Office Phone: 512-244-7966 ext. 5014
Sector: Public Sector

Kelly Moreno

Director of Community Engagement

Kelly Moreno is the Director of Community Engagement for Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA), the nonprofit community partnership providing no-cost recruitment, employment services, and child care assistance to businesses and job seekers in Central Texas. This nine-county region includes Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, and Williamson counties.

Prior to this role, Kelly has worked in marketing for Fortune 100 and 500 companies and held numerous leadership roles in nonprofits. She has a passion for building relationships and customer service. She brings experience in driving organizational planning, mission, advocacy, influence, and growth.

Kelly has an MBA from the University of Houston Clear Lake and a BS in Marketing from Oklahoma State University, GO POKES!

Nellie Reyes

Sector: Public Sector
Home County: Williamson County

Nellie Reyes

Director of Contracts

Chris Myers

Sector: Public Sector

Chris Myers

Director of Contracts

Derek Grossenbacher

Sector: Public Sector

Derek Grossenbacher

Executive Office Manager

Eugene Ratliff

Sector: Public Sector
Home County: Williamson County

Eugene Ratliff

Business Innovation and Data Analyst

Anna Antholzner

Sector: Public Sector

Anna Antholzner

Business Innovation Project Manager

Crystal Bartell

Sector: Public Sector

Crystal Bartell

Contract Specialist

Traci Slaughter

Sector: Public Sector

Traci Slaughter

Contracts Specialist

Gabriella Westbrook

Sector: Public Sector

Gabriella Westbrook

Contract Specialist

Linda Williamson

Sector: Sector

Linda Williamson

Contract Specialist

Meranda Stanley

Office Phone: 512-244-7966 ext. 5010
Sector: Public Sector

Meranda Stanley

Executive Administrative Assistant

Ebony Collins

Sector: Public Sector

Ebony Collins

Partnership Specialist

Ebony serves as a Healthcare Partnerships Specialist with WSRCA, focusing on developing apprenticeships with employers. 

Ebony holds an MBA with a focus in Healthcare Management and a Bachelor's degree in Sports Management with a minor in Marketing. She has been working in the Healthcare sector since 2018. 

In her free time, Ebony enjoys hiking on different trails and playing with her bully pit mix puppy.

Stephanie Mora

Sector: Public Sector

Stephanie Mora

Partnership Specialist

Stephanie serves as a Partnership Specialist in Manufacturing and Skilled Trades and previously served for more than 3 years as a Youth Talent Engagement Specialist with WSRCA. 

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and has hosted numerous presentations and panels on local labor market information and work readiness opportunities geared towards young adults and transitioning professionals. 

In her free time, Stephanie enjoys acting and performing in stage plays and is a Mom of 3 cats and a dog.

Dolores Reyes

Sector: Public Sector

Dolores Reyes

Accounts Payable Specialist

Lori Forman

Sector: Public Sector

Lori Forman

Controller

Amanda Bailey

Sector: Public Sector

Amanda Bailey

Career & Education Outreach Specialist

Amanda serves as a Career and Education Outreach Specialist with WSRCA focusing on collaboration with local school districts and community members to educate students on post-secondary career paths.

Amanda has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Texas Tech University. Most recently she has been the Director of Education for a local non-profit organization. Prior to that, she taught elementary school for six years, most recently in Round Rock ISD.

Laura Richter

Sector: Public Sector

Laura Richter

Career & Education Outreach Specialist

Michael Sartain

Sector: Public Sector
Home County: Williamson County

Michael Sartain

System Administrator