100 Club of Central Texas Executive Committee
Donald W. Dickson
100 Club of Central Texas Board of Directors
Tami Baker first joined the Board of Directors in 1996 and became Chair in 2015. As Chair of the Board, Tami attends fundraisers and speaking engagements, never missing an opportunity to share the word of The Club with others.
Tami also serves as Trustee of the Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee and as Director of the Foundation for the Austin Board of REALTORS. She is the Broker/Owner of Blue Line Realty, LLC – a small, boutique real estate company specializing in servicing Central Texas.
Tami is the wife of a first responder and has three adult daughters as well as two grandchildren. She is an Alpha Phi Alumna with the University of Texas, Omega Chapter. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, her dogs and horse, reading, and a good round of golf.
DONALD W. DICKSON
Don Dickson joined the Board of Directors in 2013 and currently serves as the Chair-Elect. He also chairs the Board Development Committee as well as serving on the Program and Benefits Committee. He is a vocal advocate for the club, particularly within the Austin Citizen’s Police Academy.
Don is a past president of the Tapestry Dance Company and graduated from the 79th Austin Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy. He was an associate attorney of the Parker Law Firm and general counsel of the Texas State Troopers Association from 1996 until 2016. He is a prior recipient of the Austin Bar Association’s Judge Suzanne Covington Award for Pro Bono Service.
Carolyn Schilthuis joined the Board of Directors in 2005 and has been involved with The Club since the early 90’s. She and her husband, Dr. John Schilthuis, were friends of The Club’s founder, Dr. Moritz, and his wife, Dotty, through the dental community. She currently serves as Secretary of the Board and Chair of the Program and Benefits Committee.
Carolyn is a University of Texas at Austin graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. She is a long-time community volunteer, philanthropist, and lifelong learner. Carolyn is an active supporter of organizations such as the Texas Dental Association, Caritas, Manos de Cristo, and The Settlement Home for Children.
Doyle Valdez joined the Board of Directors in 2015. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Board and Chair of the Finance Committee.
Doyle holds a BBA with concentration in Finance from St. Edward’s University and has worked in the energy industry for 26 years. He is President of Valco Resource Management, Inc., an oil and gas production, marketing, and consulting firm that he established in 1987. He also a former President of the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees. In 2007, The University of Texas at Austin Principalship Program created the Doyle Valdez Social Justice Award to honor him for his daily work in implementing the principles of social justice for the good of all.
Premal Amin joined the Board of Directors in 2016.
Premal currently serves as Commissioner on the Community Development Commission for the City of Austin and is the Director of Operations for the Austin Firefighters Association. His career in business development and management extend for more than 15 years and includes Dell; Akshar Hotels, Inc.; Miracle Foundation; and Paciugo Italian Gelato.
Billy Bryan joined the Board of Directors in 2016 and has served as a driving force in the Bell County community for The Club. As an involved community member, he never misses an opportunity to spread the good works of The Club.
Billy began his criminal justice career in 1974 with the Bell County Sheriff’s Department. He was also a driving force in the beginnings of the Texas Jail Association, where he served as President in 1990 and 1991 and continues to be active as Parliamentarian on the Board of Directors. He is recognized in the Texas Jail Association Hall of Fame and was presented with the Baggs’ Leadership Award in 2015. He has also been recognized by the American Jail Association as National Administrator of the Year and contributed to books and research projects, providing instruction and expertise in the corrections field.
BABY RUTH BULLOCK
Baby Ruth Bullock joined the Board of Directors in 2016 and currently serves as the chair of the Special Events and Fundraising Committee. She never shies away from an opportunity to take her truck – “Big Blue” – on the road to talk about her service with The 100 Club.
Baby Ruth has enjoyed a professional career in law enforcement and security spanning over 30 years. Since her retirement, Ruth has moved to Bastrop and is a community service extraordinaire. She serves on the Bastrop Senior Center Board, the Tahitian Village Architectural Control Committee Board, and the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services Women Veterans Program.
Jonathan Gray joined the Board of Directors in 2015 and has been provided integral connections within the business community. As a first responder and business owner, he is passionate about the mission of the organization and dedicated to his service to the organization.
Jonathan is currently the Assistant Commander of Internal Affairs Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife. He previously spent 13 years as an investigator and as Captain over the Texas Parks and Wildlife Division Environmental Crimes Unit within the Special Operations Division. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Texas State University and has been a commissioned peace officer with Texas Parks and Wildlife for 24 years. Jonathan received the Director’s Citation in 2011 and 2015 for investigative work and was the 2010 State Law Enforcement Gold Medal Award Recipient.
Mike Harmon joined the Board of Directors in 2015 and currently serves as Chair of the First Responder Advisory Committee. As a first responder himself, he has witnessed the positive impact of the support provided to the families.
Mike has served the Cedar Park Police Department since 1998 and currently serves as the Assistant Police Chief. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Strategic leadership. He is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy Session 254 as well as the Leadership Command College through Sam Houston State University.
Kevin Hull joined the Board of Directors in 2016, offering his skills in marketing and management to further the mission of the organization.
Dr. Hull has received two Doctorates through Life Christian University: a Doctorate of Ministry in Theology and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Studies. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Cook-Walden Funeral Home and Cemeteries.
In his free time, Kevin serves on numerous non-profit boards; is a published author; and established a non-profit organization, Covenant Life International Ministries.
Sharon Jones joined the Board of Directors in 2014. Sharon is currently serving as the Chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee and is an active member of the Special Events and Fundraising Committee.
As a first responder, Sharon wholeheartedly shares the positive impact the Club has made in the lives of other first responders and their families. As the spouse of a first responder and combat veteran, Sharon passionately devotes time to first responders and/or veterans who were critically injured in the line of duty.
Sharon’s educational background includes a Masters of Public Administration and a Bachelors of Business Administration. She is employed as a Captain with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Sharon instructs courses on leading through crisis and how to recognize and cope with the aftermath of traumatic events in the workplace.
Sheryl O’Briant joined the Board of Directors in 2013 and is an active member of the Board Development Committee. She is passionate about The Club’s mission to support the families of first responders.
Sheryl is an attorney and mediator in the law practice of Thamm & O’Briant, LLP. She also works with the International Justice Mission and the Travis County Center for Child Protection. She received her JD in 1989 from South Texas College of Law.
Chris Perkins joined the Board of Directors in 2016 and quickly established himself as a leading force for engagement within the business community.
Chris serves as Area Loss Prevention Manager for H-E-B and Central Market in the Security and Loss Prevention Department. He has worked for H-E-B for 13 years and developed his passion for leading people and working hard to create a culture of philanthropy amongst peers.
In his free time, Chris volunteers with Junior Achievement, H-E-B Feast of Sharing as the Events Security Coordinator, Family Eldercare, and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Angela Tidwell joined the Board of Directors in 2015 and currently serves on the Marketing and Communications Committee as well as the Special Events and Fundraising Committee. As the wife of a first responder, Angela is committed to the mission of the organization because she understands the peace of mind our support can provide.
Angela has worked in state government positions as well as an educator at the University of Texas and Austin Community College. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University – now Texas State University – with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement. Angela’s passion for education and youth is combined in her work with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and other nonprofit agencies focused on at-risk youth.
John Wattinger joined the Board of Directors in 2014. He never misses an opportunity to discuss the works of the organization in his everyday life.
The Wattinger family have been residents of Austin since the early 1880’s. John is an experience banker with a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and over 30 years of experience working with family owned and public companies.
Etta Moore, Executive Director
Eleysa Richards, Executive Assistant
Abigail Donovan, Assistant Clerk