Board & Staff

Big Bend Conservancy is governed by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors that reside across Texas.  The Board decides the organization's priorities for funding, projects and partnerships in collaboration with park staff. 
This diverse group has collectively served on multiple boards across the state, have visited the park for decades and bring a determined focus to creating a legacy of fundraising for Big Bend.

2020  Board of Directors
Brenda Steuer - President, Houston
Pam Hall - Vice President of Development, San Antonio
Truett Roberts - Secretary, Dallas
Joan Hicks - Treasurer, Fort Worth
William McGovern - Treasurer-elect, Waco
Jose Gaona - Interim Vice President of Communications, Midland
Patrick Reinhart - Vice President of Membership, Austin
Dennis Kearns - Past President, Austin


Matthew Bell, San Antonio
Amanda Billings, Dallas
Thomas Britt, Houston
Kris Fischer, Arp and Terlingua
Billy Hassell, Fort Worth
Chris Holmes, Waco
Carole Latimer, Houston
Don Lewis, Waco
Paul Nugent, Houston
Ron Sommers, Marfa and Houston
Ross Taylor, Austin
Joe Tooley, Rockwall
Leo Tynan, Fredericksburg


In addition to the Board of Directors, the Conservancy employs two staff members.  Please email or call staff if you have questions about your membership or would like to make a donation.

Courtney Lyons-Garcia
Executive Director
512-529-1149
director@bigbendconservancy.org

Arlene Griffis
Membership Coordinator
432-207-2202
membership@bigbendconservancy.org