Vision: Healthy and Fulfilled Lives
Mission: Continuously shaping and investing in a system of care valued by our communities, designed to improve the health and independence of the persons we serve.
Our mission includes the provision of valued services to adults with serious mental illness; to children and adolescents with serious mental illness or emotional disorders, autism or pervasive developmental disorders; to persons with developmental disabilities; to infants and toddlers with developmental delays; and to adults and children with family health care needs. We invite and encourage you to look through our website and learn more about us. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by calling 1-844-309-6385.
The Board of Trustees and Staff will know that the Vision and Mission for our Center are realized when:
- Our decisions and investment of our resources focus on the persons we serve
- We are accountable to the persons we serve ensuring our operations are integrated, sustainable and responsive to individual and community needs
- We create person-centered options for individuals we serve meeting common human needs for wellness, employment, housing and access to care in their chosen communities
- We actively involve those we serve in designing the system of services and supports
- We develop meaningful partnerships resulting in an innovative system of care meeting or exceeding the expectations of those we serve
- We hold ourselves accountable to the commissioners’ courts governing Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Lee and Williamson Counties and work alongside community, state and national leaders to identify, plan and fulfill health and wellness needs in our communities
- We adapt and continually improve the quality and scope of everything we do for the benefit of those we serve
- We initiate innovation in practice strengthening all lines of services
- We treat those we serve with dignity and respect through trauma-informed practices, culturally competent and linguistically diverse care
- We treat one another with dignity and respect in upholding the Vision and Mission for Bluebonnet Trails Community Services
From the Bluebonnet Trails Community Services Executive Director:
On behalf of the Bluebonnet Trails Community Services Team, I applaud the dedicated Members of our Board of Trustees who volunteer their time and talents in governing our system of care through challenging and difficult decisions as well as through celebrations of innovation and growth. Each member offers knowledge from the perspective of their home county along with a unique voice guiding the vision, mission, values and goals of the Center. Appointed by the Commissioners Court of the county the Member represents, these remarkable champions exemplify the best of Bluebonnet Trails Community Services. It is a privilege to serve under their leadership.
Roxanne Nelson – Burnet County, Board Chair
Judge Roxanne Nelson joined the Bluebonnet Trails Community Services Board of Trustees in September 2018. She was selected and has served as Board Chair since January 2022. She lives in Burnet, Texas and serves as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1 and Associate Judge for the City of Burnet. Prior to her appointment as Justice of the Peace, Judge Nelson served as full time magistrate at the Burnet County Jail as well as the Indigent Defense Coordinator. Working in the jail provided Judge Nelson the opportunity to experience firsthand the dire circumstances that incarcerated mentally ill and intellectually disabled individuals face, as well as the challenges that Texas Sheriffs encounter as they try to provide for these needs.
As a member of the Texas Justice Court Training Center’s faculty, Judge Nelson has used her knowledge and experience to teach classes on Mental Health Warrants and Article 16.22 requirements to Justices of the Peace across the state and has served on several panels discussing these issues. Additionally, Judge Nelson was appointed to the newly created Texas Judicial Commission on Mental Health and is a member of the Legislative Committee for the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association. She continues to perform magistrate duties at the jail and works closely with Bluebonnet Trials Community Services in Burnet County to ensure that vulnerable populations receive the appropriate attention and care needed.
Tom Bonn – Caldwell County, Board Vice Chair
Caldwell County Judge Tom Bonn joined the Bluebonnet Trails Community Services Board of Trustees in April 2011 and was selected and has served as Board Vice Chair since January 2022. Judge Bonn is a graduate of Texas A&M University and was member of the Corps of Cadets. Having worked for the federal government in the U. S. Army for 20 years and retired as a Major, Judge Bonn moved to Lockhart in 1976 with his wife, Sally. His career includes five years with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as a biologist with inland Fisheries Division and 22 years with Motorola in the Communications and Electronics sector. Judge Bonn demonstrates his core values of leadership, responsibility and service to his community through seeking successful election to the Caldwell County Commissioners Court during 2004. During 2010, he was elected as County Judge for Caldwell County. Since his retirement as County Judge, he continues to serve his community ensuring adequate resources and access to services for vulnerable persons.
Barbara Bogart – Bastrop County, Board Secretary
Barbara Bogart of Bastrop County holds the position as Secretary to the Board of Trustees of Bluebonnet Trails Community Services and has been serving as the representative for Bastrop County since her appointment in 2004. Barbara considers it a special privilege to serve on the Board of Trustees of Bluebonnet Trails Community Services as the representative from Bastrop County – “privileged” because she believes the entire organization to be filled with smart, caring, creative people who use the bulk of their energies to serve their clients.
Barbara graduated from University of Texas at Austin in 1969 and went to work as a school teacher shortly thereafter. She returned to school in 1975 where she attended the UT School of Law and graduated with a J.D. in 1978. As the former assistant district attorney for Bastrop County, Barbara was instrumental in aligning the needs of a growing county with the resources of an expanding community center. She recognizes that persons involved in the criminal justice system may benefit from mental health and substance abuse services—and has effectively connected the local justice and judicial systems with the Center.
Born in Raton, New Mexico in 1946, Barbara now lives in Elgin, Texas on an uplift called Rattlesnake Hill – with a delightful and placable spouse, three demanding cats, two disobedient dogs and a passel of chattering chickens. She has served as director or officer on a variety of boards in her community including the KLRU Community Advisory Board and the Chamber of Commerce, Literacy Council, Main Street Board and Hogeye Art Show Committee of Elgin. She currently serves as chair of the Board of Trustees for Elgin’s Advocacy Outreach.
Vacant – Fayette County
John Raeke – Gonzales County
During 2014, John Raeke was appointed by the Gonzales County Commissioners Court to represent the interests of the residents of the County on the Board of Trustees of Bluebonnet Trails Community Services. John graduated from Tarleton State University in 1987 with a BS in Agriculture and immediately returned home to farm and ranch with his dad. He attends, and is active, in the Monthalia United Methodist Church. In service to his community, John has intermittently served on the Gonzales County Farm Bureau board of directors since 1994, served on the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture for 3 years, leading as president in 2011. Currently, John serves on the Gonzales Mental Health Advisory Board on which he has been a member since 1999.
Shirley Hester – Guadalupe County
Shirley Hester of Seguin is the first Board Member representing the interests of Guadalupe County since the county joined the BTCS service area in 2000. A native of Seguin, she attended Draughon’s Business College in San Antonio where she received her Business Administrator’s Degree. She extended her education by attending Modesto Junior College and San Antonio College. She became a Registered Professional Appraiser and Registered Texas Collector and was certified by the State of Texas in both fields. Shirley was elected to the Guadalupe County Commissioners Court focusing her energy on developing resources for her growing county.
Shirley remains committed to her community through her leadership with a number of civic organizations including as Director of the San Geronimo Cemetery; committee member of the Mid Texas Symphony; executive board member of Republican Women; Director of Sand Hills Volunteer Fire Department; and Director of the Pecan Museum Center.
Michael York – Lee County
Representing the interests of Lee County, Judge Michael York joined the Bluebonnet Trails Community Services Board of Trustees in March 2022. Judge York is the presiding Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2 in Lee County. Prior to his appointment as Justice of the Peace in 2015, Judge York held a decorated career in law enforcement beginning in 1994. Judge York knew law enforcement was his calling, but he found his true passion when he began working in the Mental Health Unit of the Denton County Sheriff’s Office in 1998.
In 2002, Judge York began serving central Texas as a deputy for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. In 2011, Judge York became Bluebonnet Trails Community Services’ first — and highly celebrated — Mental Health Deputy, successfully initiating our rural program. His constant devotion to making a positive difference in his community is recognized through his service on 7 Boards, including Chair of the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee to the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG). In addition, Judge York is a fierce advocate for youth, proudly promoting early prevention efforts through the establishment of the Lee County Youth Center in 2010.
Vacant – Williamson County
Ex-Officio Board Members
Burnet County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Calvin Boyd
Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Arnold Zwicke
Williamson County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Mike Gleason
1009 North Georgetown Street
Round Rock, Texas 78664
Bluebonnet Trails Community Services as a recipient of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant dollars either directly from FTA or through the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), will comply with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d), the U.S. Department of Transportation implementing regulations, FTA Circular 4702.lB, and TxDOT PTN requirements as specified in Master Grant Agreement, and State Management Plan. Our Title VI Plan can be viewed here: BBT - Title VI Plan - Sep 2020 - 2023