Kathy joined The Arc of Texas in August 2015 as a part-time finance coordinator assisting the CFO with payroll and other accounting functions. After nearly 9 months, she joined the team on a full-time basis as the Accountant for The Arc of Texas. On October 2016, she transitioned to the Director of Finance for The Arc of Texas.
Kathy started out in the non-profit world over 12 years ago for Austin Partners in Education (APIE) which focused on tutoring and mentoring programs for Austin schools. At that time, Ana Martinez was the CFO for APIE and she took Kathy under her wing to mentor her in the intricacies of non-profit accounting. Prior to The Arc of Texas, Kathy was the Business Manager of an open-enrollment, public charter school in East Austin serving approximately 850 students. There, she learned by trial and error the complex world of State and Federal funding and educational accounting.
Kathy’s goal as part of the administrative team is to ensure that the finance and operations department runs smoothly and efficiently so that the executive and program staff are able to focus on fulfilling The Arc of Texas’ mission and vision.