Board of Directors
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.
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.
Secretary: Sherri Madden
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.
Member at Large: Jim Wayland
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.
Past-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 and a baby girl.
Scott Alarcón, CEO of Georgetown Health Foundation, began his career here in 1999 as the Director of the Georgetown Cancer Treatment Center at Georgetown Hospital. Scott’s leadership culminated in his promotion to Chief Operating Officer of the Hospital in early 2006. He then transitioned to the Georgetown Health Foundation in late 2007 as its Chief Operating Officer, and in 2009, was named the Foundation’s CEO. Scott was born and raised in Williamson County, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University and a Masters in Health Services Management from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He also holds the designation of Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and was recognized by this body in 2012 with its Distinguished Service Award for his leadership excellence. Scott has also served on a number of local nonprofit boards. Currently, he is President of the Georgetown ISD School Board, a member of the St. David’s HealthCare Board of Governors, Treasurer of the Lone Star Circle of Care Board of Directors, Board Member for The Locker, and a Member of the Executive Committee for The Boys and Girls Club of Georgetown.
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.
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.
Stephen Benold is a retired family physician. He was a physician in the Georgetown Medical Clinic for 22 years, and the medical director of the Williamson County EMS for 32 years. Currently he is practicing as a certified financial planner, mostly doing retirement planning and investment management. He is active in the First United Methodist Church, where he has taught a Sunday school class for 27 years. He has a wife, Nancy, and 2 grown children, Amy and Jordan.
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.
Karen Simcik graduated from Southwestern University and pursued a career in education. She was an elementary classroom teacher for 19 years and then served as a program facilitator/coordinator until she retired from Taylor ISD in 2012. Since her retirement, Karen has been volunteering at the Granger Food Pantry, the HOPE Program as well as at various functions at SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Granger. Currently she is in the 6th year of facilitating a weekly women’s bible study at her home. Karen and her husband, John, who is also retired, returned to their roots in Granger 8 years ago where they enjoy farming and ranching. They have a son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.