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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

Anna Antholzner

Anna Antholzner

Project Manager

Derek Grossenbacher

Derek Grossenbacher

Executive Office Manager

Eugene Ratliff

Eugene Ratliff

Business Innovation and Data Analyst

Corby Brown

Corby Brown

Workforce Career and Outreach Specialist

Chris Myers

Chris Myers

Contract Specialist

Linda Williamson

Linda Williamson

Contract Specialist

Gabriella Westbrook

Gabriella Westbrook

Contract Specialist

Dolores Reyes

Dolores Reyes

Accounts Payable 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 the last 3 years. He is currently serving as the Vice President of the Executive Staff Council of 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

Anna Antholzner

Sector: Public Sector

Anna Antholzner

Project Manager

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

Corby Brown

Sector: Public Sector

Corby Brown

Workforce Career and Outreach Specialist

1986-1993 began a career with HEB grocery company in the Rio Grande Valley. Served as a Department Manager and Store Director trainee.

I began my career in education with Harlingen CISD in 1992 as a Social Studies Teacher/Coach and Campus Administrator. In 2005 I was employed as a District administrator with Boerne ISD. 2006-2016 I served as a campus administrator in the San Antonio area.

In 2017 I joined Families Empowered, a school choice nonprofit which I set up the San Antonio branch office. Established partnerships with ISD and public charter schools.

2017-2022 served as a special education Teacher/Coach with Hays cCISD.

1986-1994 served in the Army Reserve Ordnance corps as an NCO. 2009-2018 served in the Engineering and Chaplain corps as an NCO.

Hobbies include DIY projects, enjoying the San Marcos River and spending time with family in the Schertz/Cibolo area.

BS degree in Criminal Justice, UTRGV

MS degree in Educational Leadership, UTRGV

Chris Myers

Sector: Sector

Chris Myers

Contract Specialist

Linda Williamson

Sector: Sector

Linda Williamson

Contract Specialist

Gabriella Westbrook

Sector: Public Sector

Gabriella Westbrook

Contract Specialist

Dolores Reyes

Sector: Public Sector

Dolores Reyes

Accounts Payable Specialist

Michael Sartain

Sector: Public Sector
Home County: Williamson County

Michael Sartain

System Administrator