Our Mission

The mission of Foster Angels is to improve the lives of children in foster care ensuring each child has their basic needs met and providing life-enhancing, life-enriching opportunities whenever possible.

See how we carry out our mission every day.

How We Started

Founded by a father daughter duo. In 1999 Ted Oakley sought out to impact the lives of children in the care of Child Protective Services when he founded Foster Angels of South Texas. 11 years later, Ted’s daughter, Sarah Smith, saw the same needs of children appearing in Austin during her career as a teacher and so Foster Angels of Central Texas was founded in 2010.

Meet the Team

Tania Leskovar-Owens

Tania Leskovar-Owens

Executive Director

Kendall Clark

Kendall Clark

Program Manager

Sarah Crocker

Sarah Crocker

Youth Support Manager

Maggie Sheppard

Maggie Sheppard

Marketing Manager

Board of Directors

Thom Farrell

Thom Farrell

President

Suzy Balagia

Suzy Balagia

Vice President

Blair McBride

Blair McBride

Secretary

Jon Berry

Jon Berry

Treasurer

J. J. Gottsch

J. J. Gottsch

Past President

Ted Oakley

Ted Oakley

Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Co-Founder

Leon Chen

Leon Chen

Quan Cosby

Quan Cosby

Allison Edwards

Allison Edwards

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn

Cuatro Groos

Cuatro Groos

John Hampton

John Hampton

Jay Hanna

Jay Hanna

Shannon Hicks

Shannon Hicks

Steve Hicks

Steve Hicks

Richard Leshin

Richard Leshin

Matt Martin

Matt Martin

MP Mueller

MP Mueller

Hannah Nokes

Hannah Nokes

Stephanie Phillips

Stephanie Phillips

Allen Plunket

Allen Plunket

Richard Suttle

Richard Suttle

Gary Valdez

Gary Valdez

Eric Wright

Eric Wright

Join our Team!

We hire interns every semester! Submit your resume and cover letter to info@fosterangelsctx.org to be considered for the next interview cycle.

Contact Us

Physical Address
Foster Angels of Central Texas
101 Westlake Drive Suite 210
Austin, TX 78746

Mailing Address
Foster Angels of Central Texas
P.O. Box 152575
Austin, TX 78715

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