Board of Directors
President: Josh Schroeder
Josh Schroeder was born and raised in Taylor, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Texas (B.A., with honors, 1998; J.D., 2002) and works as a business law attorney in Georgetown, Texas, with the law firm of Sneed, Vine & Perry, P.C. Prior to joining the firm, he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for the late Reynaldo G. Garza and Thomas M. Reavley. Josh currently serves on the Caring Place and Boys & Girls Club boards. He and his wife, Ashley, have two little boys, with a baby girl on the way.
Vice-President: Lenora Doerfler
Lenora Doerfler works for Texas Health Institute in marketing and development. Lenora lives in Georgetown with her husband, Jimmy. They have four children and six grandchildren. They attend Christ Lutheran Church where Lenora serves as President of Christ Lutheran Learning Center. She is a Servant Leader for Georgetown’s Teen Community Bible Study. Lenora was born in El Campo, Texas, and attended UT Arlington and UT Austin majoring in Communications. She came to Georgetown in 1976 to work at KGTN, Georgetown’s local radio station. Lenora worked at Williamson County and Cities Health District and ADVANCED.1 before joining Texas Health Institute.
Barry Haag has been a resident of Georgetown for 18 years, and is the President of First Texas Bank. He has served on numerous non-profit Boards including past President of the Caring Place; Barry currently serves as the Treasurer. Barry and his wife, Kristi Haag, have two sons.
In 2006, Mary retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety as a Manager in the Driver License Division. After her husband Chip’s retirement, they left Austin and purchased a small farm in the Bartlett area and raise a variety of animals and crops as a hobby. Both Mary and Chip love the opportunities retirement affords by volunteering with The Caring Place, our Church community and the Granger Community Food Bank.
Tim Harris is the President of Georgetown Commercial Properties, a real estate brokerage firm, and is also Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Georgetown Rail Equipment Co. Prior to that, Mr. Harris spent 30 years in the banking industry, and was the President of the Georgetown Division of Regions Bank and Hartland Bank. Tim holds a B.A. of Business Administration from Louisiana University, and a Graduate Banking Degree from Southwest Graduate School of Banking at SMU. He has served on several local Boards, and has served as Chairman of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Georgetown Partners in Education, and President of the Rotary Club. He was selected “Citizen of the Year” in 2001, Partners in Education “Award of Excellence” in 2002, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 for Economic Development.
Past President: Bonnie McNemar
Bonnie McNemar and her husband Jay moved to Georgetown from Arlington, Texas, in 1999. Bonnie is a graduate of the University of Houston (BS and M Ed). She taught middle school and high school math and served several school districts as a campus and district administrator before becoming involved in professional development for teachers. She retired from the University of Texas in 2004 and currently works as an independent consultant in the field of mathematics education. Both Bonnie and Jay are volunteers with The Caring Place. Bonnie also serves as the president of the Board of Christian Education at Zion Lutheran Church and School.
John R. Aleman was born, raised and educated in Georgetown. John is a 28 year veteran serving the State of Texas and is the Lead Investigator over the entire state for Adult Protective Services of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. John is an active member of St. Johns United Methodist Church where he is a certified lay speaker, Stephen Minister, and licensed local lay pastor.
Joseph Aubin is the owner of J Paul Aubin Real Estate in Georgetown, where he and his wife, Dora, and their two children have lived since 2005. Joseph is starting his third year on The Caring Place Board of Directors, and is a past board member of several Williamson County non-profits.
Larry Baird has been volunteering for The Caring Place the past 4 years where he has driven the truck, worked in the food pantry and most recently assumed the position of chairman of the Facilities Committee. He is a graduate of Texas Tech and spent his career in various engineering/management positions with consumer products companies. He completed his career in 2002, retiring as a Research Principal for Kraft Foods R and D in Glenview Illinois. He and his wife, Sue, have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.
Brian Burkhart is President of Georgetown Sporting Goods Inc. He also owns GTX Awards with his wife, Cindy. He attended the University of Texas at Austin (BA in Economics 1991) Brian has served on multiple boards in the central Texas area including Past President of the Young Men’s Business League of Austin who oversee the Austin Sunshine Camps for disadvantaged children. Brian is a member of First Baptist Church in Georgetown and serves on the personnel committee of the church. Brian and Cindy have two sons.
Gary DeRemer moved to Georgetown in 2000. Shortly after retiring from 39 years in the computer industry in 2006, he began volunteering at The Caring Place as a store cashier. After 3 years in that role, Gary spent a couple of years updating the computer systems and is currently serving on the board as chairman of the Client Service Committee and The Caring Place of the Future Task Force.
Linda Gusnowski is an Investment Broker with FirstSouthwest Company in Austin. Linda lives in Georgetown with her husband, Ken, and attends St. John’s United Methodist Church. She serves as the head of the Women’s Ministry at St. John’s and also teaches the Senior High Sunday School Class. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Wesleyan Corporation and is on the Business and Finance Committee of that organization. Linda was instrumental in starting the “Harvest Fest 5K Run” which is held every October and benefits Williamson Burnet County Opportunities.
Todd Holubec grew up in Georgetown, graduated from Georgetown High School, and later received a B.S. from Texas A&M University. Todd is currently a financial planner and has been in the business for 12 years. He and his wife, Jenn, have 3 children (2 boys and a girl), and have been members of multiple churches within the Association of Hill Country Bible Churches.
Pat Hooper has lived in Sun City for six years. He and his wife, Marlyn, moved here from Austin. He was born in Ohio, but moved to Texas in 1968. He retired from Schlumberger Oil Services after 35 years where he did software testing and taught safety for the company. Pat is involved with teaching the AARP defensive driving class, and various safety-related classes at Senior University and at the Horticulture or Garden Club of Sun City.
Sherri Madden was born in Austin, Texas and has lived in Georgetown for 26 years. She is the owner and manager of Schwertner Ranch Event Center. Sherri has been volunteering with The Caring Place for 5 years as a client advocate and as a board member for 3 years. Sherri is a member of First United Methodist Church where she has chaired the Youth Advisory Committee, served on the Board of Trustees and is currently involved in the tutoring program with Williams Elementary. She is a member of Seeds of Strength and has served on the Chisholm Trail Communities Foundation Board. Sherri and her husband, Tom, have two children and one grandson.
Jim Wayland has lived in Georgetown for five years. He and his wife, Karen, moved here from Dallas. He was born in Missouri, lived in Missouri and Kansas, and moved to Dallas in 1972. He graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas with a B.B.A. After a career in sales and sales management, he returned to school for a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Texas Woman’s University. He is self-employed as a Professional Counselor in Georgetown.