Board of Directors & Staff

Executive Director,  Laurie Born, MPAff, ACPS

Laurie website

Laurie was Director of LifeSteps’ Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition from 2013-2015, and became Executive Director in February 2016. In 2013, she consulted as the grant writer for LifeSteps’ Community Coalition Program, and the Pregnant and Postpartum Initiatives grant applications, that were subsequently funded by the Department of State Health Services.  She has more than 30-years of experience as a grant writer, securing more than $30 million in funding for institutions of higher education and organizations in the non-profit and public sector.

Laurie is a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor (National Council for Behavioral Health) and was awarded the Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist from the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals in 2015.  She chairs the Substance Abuse Collaborative of the Williamson County Wellness Alliance (Williamson County and Cities Health District). In addition, she serves on the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) for Round Rock ISD and Leander ISD.

Laurie has a Bachelor’s in Public Administration from Wayne State College and a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin.



Barbara Brightwell,  President
Mariah Madewell, Vice-President
George Brightwell, Secretary
Colin Crosby
Frank Saenz, Jr.
Gordon Perez
James L. Jarvis
Joe Savage
Lesli Fitzpatrick
Marcus Jones
Michael Hunter
Kellena Dunckley
Julie Stevens, Director Emeritus
Lindy Peterson, Director Emeritus
Pat Hanger, Director Emeritus
37 c“I devote my money and time to LifeSteps because I believe that one of their many missions, substance abuse prevention education, is crucial to the well being of our society. This mission will become even more important as the momentum builds behind our country’s drug law changes and our society’s relaxing attitudes toward acceptance without any real knowledge or understanding of the consequences.  Education is always the most effective tool for fixing society’s most vexing problems and the staff and leadership at LifeSteps know this.  Their approach toward substance abuse education is unbiased and fact-based in a way that fosters decision making based on empowerment and knowledge over judgment and shame.  I feel honored to be a part of the solution and the LifeSteps family. ”  Kellena Dunckley





Lisa Wallace, LMSW, LCDC, ACPS,  Director of Prevention and Intervention Services 

Lisa Wallace is LifeSteps’ Director of Prevention and Intervention Services and oversees both the Pregnant/Postpartum Intervention (PPI) and the Parenting Awareness & Drug Risk Education (PADRE) programs.  Lisa received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas and holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Texas A&M Central Texas. She received an Advanced Certification for Chemical Dependency as well as an Advanced Certification for At-Risk Youth through Central Texas College. Lisa previously coordinated Too Good for Drugs in elementary schools throughout Williamson County, where she informed youth about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.  As Director of the Wee Care & PADRE programs, Lisa provides community-based, gender-specific outreach and intervention services to parents of children under the age of 6 who have an open CPS case, and to pregnant and postpartum females who may be at risk of developing substance use disorders. Lisa has been with LifeSteps for 8 years. In 2009, she received the Volunteer of the Year award from The Williamson County Juvenile Academy and Partners in Education.


Rosana Sielaff, MA, ACPS, Coalition Director

Rosana Sielaff has worked as a psychologist and HR/Development trainer for 12 years. She has a Master degree in Psychology. Currently, she holds a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor-I (LCDC-I) and an Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist (ACPS).  She is very creative and passionate about helping others.   She coordinates the LifeSteps Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition since 2013.  She has been very active in the prevention of substance abuse for many years.


 Kaitlin Vincent, LCDC-I, Coalition Coordinator


Kaitlin is originally from Sherman, TX.  She graduated in May 2016 from Southwestern University with my B.A in Sociology and then obtained her LCDC-CI. She has been in the mental health and substance abuse field for about two years. She is passionate about working with youth and helping the community thrive in a positive way.



Teresa L. Fulps, BA, LCDC, PPI Coordinator

Teresa Fulps has been in the substance abuse addiction field since 1992, and has been a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor since 1995.  She has worked in inpatient and outpatient treatment centers with both adolescents and adults.  Teresa began at LifeSteps in 2005, teaching a universal prevention curriculum and facilitating small groups in schools.  She has provided addiction counseling and individualized support services all around Williamson County, and assessments for the agency.  Teresa currently coordinates the pregnant/postpartum program and provides evaluations, short-term counseling, and education for students in the Georgetown ISD.


 Misty Harris, LCDC-I, PPI Case Manager

Misty is a Texas native and received a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. She has 5 years total experience in PPI programs and has been with LifeSteps since December 2013. Misty is currently a Case Manager for  LifeSteps Wee Care Program in McLennan County. She enjoys reading, baking, and swimming. and spending time with her grandchildren. She loves the parents and kids participating in Wee Care Program.! “Nothing brightens my day more than a sweet baby’s smile”.



 Lilye Waters, MCJ, MAHS, PPI Case Manager

Lilye WatersLilye Waters has worked in non-profit organizations for over 10 years with extensive experience in adoption/foster care, trauma-informed care, and working with adolescents.  She has a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Human Services: Marriage and Family.  She has a deep passion for mentoring and helping others find beauty in the ashes endured through hard times.  She hopes that she can be a reflection to others hope is there. She enjoys working with parents helping equip them with the tools needed to be the best parent they can be.


Jenee Coleman, OEP Coordinator, and Office Manager






Amber Rivers, Administrative Assistant