Helping older adults and family caregivers THRIVE!

Our Team

Suzanne Anderson

CHIEF Executive OFFICER

Suzanne Anderson is leading AGE of Central Texas into a new stage of expansion, serving more senior adults and family caregivers in the Central Texas area, and innovative service delivery methods. Anderson brings more than two decades of experience with Special Olympics Texas, serving most recently as the senior vice president of field services.   Anderson’s tenure at Special Olympics Texas included significant operational experience, where she served as the Interim CEO and stabilized the organization during a leadership change.  In addition, she has served as a caregiver herself and benefited from AGE services including the Health Equipment Lending Program.

K.C. Lawrence, LMSW

Chief Program Officer

klawrence@ageofcentraltx.org
512-451-4611, ext. 243

K.C. Lawrence, LMSW earned the degree of Master of Science in Social Work, as well as a certificate in non-profit leadership, at the University of Texas in 2012. K.C. has more than 18 years of experience in both for-profit and non-profit settings. During her career, she has served older adults and their families as they face challenges such as living with dementia, transitions, and changes in functioning. Her experience is in a variety of settings, including long-term care, home health, and as serving as AGE’s Memory Connections Program Director from 2015 to 2021. As of November 2022, she returned to AGE in the Chief Program Officer Role to oversee the agency’s programs of direct service. K.C. is passionate about empowering older adults and family caregivers to live how they chose to and find meaningful connection – even in the midst of difficulty.  

Jayden Beatty

Chief Development Officer

jbeatty@ageofcentraltx.org
512-451-4611, ext. 224

Jayden is a passionate fundraiser with expertise in relationship building, corporate giving, peer to peer fundraising, and individual giving. Throughout her fundraising career, she has raised funds for $1 million or more budgets and has a background in workplace giving and developing corporate partnerships. While employed at AGE of Central Texas, she has held multiple positons including Associate Director of Development, where she garnered the knowledge and skills needs to assure the implementation of innovative, fundraising strategies. In addition to her role at AGE, Jayden is a Programs Committee Member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Austin Chapter. When she isn’t raising funds for the organization, you can find Jayden with her dog, Penny, reading a book or watching stand-up comedy.  

Laurence Statman

Chief Financial Officer

lstatman@ageofcentraltx.org
512-451-4611, ext. 222

Bio coming soon!

Rob Faubion

Chief Community Engagement Officer

rfaubion@ageofcentraltx.org
512-451-4611, ext. 242

Rob has been assisting numerous Central Texas nonprofit organizations for more than 35 years by helping shape their strategic plans, marketing and outreach efforts, client services, and media relations.  He has been an active presence with many regional organizations, including The Wright House Wellness Center, Project Transitions, Big Brothers Big Sisters, ZACH Theatre, the American Heart Association, OutYouth, Capital City Men’s Chorus, The Long Center, Texas Performing Arts, AIDS Services of Austin, YWCA-Austin, and many more.  He has 35+ years of experience in nonprofit management and marketing, and is an award-winning journalist and advertising professional.  He sits on the Board of Directors for the LifePark Center Taylor and is Vice Chair of the Senior Task Force on Aging for the City of Buda, and serves on the Aging Advisory Council of the Capital Area Council of Governments, as the Interim Chair for Seniors And Law Together (SALT), and Chairs the annual HIV & Aging Conference.  Rob is also a professional entertainer, who has sung and danced on Broadway, been seen in dozens of feature films and television shows, and emcees some of Austin’s biggest annual fundraising events.

Staff

Rhonda Aldape

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST

512-600-9286, ext. 221

Imola Balazsi-Kovacs

Development Coordinator

512-451-4611, ext. 227

Angela Bigham

PROJECT MANAGER - CDC COVID-19 VACCINE OUTREACH PROJECT

512-600-9277

Donna Bridges

OUTREACH ASSOCIATE

512-451-4611, ext. 242

Rouland Cardenas

OPERATIONS MANAGER

512-451-4611, ext. 237

Cindy Day

Health Equipment Lending Program Manager

512-600-9288

Karen Downing

Acting Activity Director, WILLIAMSON COUNTY THRIVE SOCIAL & WELLNESS CENTER

512-600-9281

Karina Estrada​

Activity Director, AUSTIN THRIVE SOCIAL & WELLNESS CENTER

512-451-4611, ext. 239

Cindy Fisher

ADMINiSTRATIVE ASSISTANT

512-451-4611

Luke Fox

Development Associate

512-451-4611, ext. 246

Lauren Garza

Grants & Foundations Manager

512-524-8518

Bonnie How

Program Associate, Caregiver-U

512-458-6306

Joy Jenkins, LVN

NURSE, AUSTIN Thrive Social & Wellness CENTER

512-600-9290

Madalyn Kistner​

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, AUSTIN THRIVE SOCIAL & WELLNESS CENTER

512-600-9289

Sylvain Lacasse

PROJECT MANAGER - AGE COMPUTER LAB

512-451-4611

Shelley Lewis

Program Specialist - Activities, WILLIAMSON COUNTY THRIVE SOCIAL & WELLNESS CENTER

512-255-4865

Blair Loaiza​

Resource Development Manager

512-451-4611, ext.  223

Rosa Luna

Program Specialist - Driver, WILLIAMSON COUNTY THRIVE SOCIAL & WELLNESS CENTER

512-255-4865

Robin Morris, LBSW

Program Director - Information & Resource Center

512-600-9275

Phoenix Pike

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

512-451-4611, ext. 240

Leo Pratt

Grants & Foundations Associate

512-524-8518

Dianne Preston

Program Director, Caregiver-U

Amelia Robinson​

PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, MEMORY CONNECTIONS

512-451-4611

Sini Sara Sam

Program Specialist - Nutrition, Austin Thrive Social & Wellness Center

512-458-6305

Les Selness

PROGRAM SPECIALIST - Driver, AUSTIN THRIVE SOCIAL & WELLNESS CENTER

512-458-6305

Holly Stoever

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, WILLIAMSON COUNTY THRIVE SOCIAL & WELLNESS CENTER

512-255-4865

Anna Tutum, M.Ed., CHES

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, MEMORY CONNECTIONS

512-451-4611

Roger Temme

OUTREACH ASSOCIATE

512-451-4611, ext. 242

Leslie Thompson, LVN

NURSE, Williamson Couty Thrive Social & Wellness CENTER

512-255-4865

Kathy Wallace

Program Specialist - Transportation

512-255-4865

Lauren D. Tiggeman

VICE PRESIDENT of THRIVE CENTErs

512-614-6080

Faith Unger, M. Ed.

PROGRAM FOUNDER, CAREGIVER-U

512-451-4611, ext. 244