Board Members

Amelia Floyd

Amelia Floyd

As Vice President of Circle F Media LLC, Amelia Floyd produces local market TV segments covering toys, gaming and STEM/STEAM. She also participates in the day-to-day operations of the company with her husband, which has been in business for 18 years. Prior, she was responsible for overseeing event planning at National Geographic Magazine.

As a mother of 2, Amelia has held the position of Vice President for fund raising at several booster clubs at the local High School where she consistently exceeded budget goals. During this time she witnessed first-hand our youths’ challenges, struggles, and determination inspiring her to co-found the Erik Hanson Scholarship in memoriam for one of her daughter’s friends who lost his struggle. Because of the need Ms. Floyd has seen in our community, she co-founded the Engage & Heal Foundation to erase the stigma of mental health and shatter the silence that surrounds this issue. Her determination and devotion to community will help her excel as President of the Engage & Heal Foundation.

Thomas Kilgore

Thomas Kilgore

Mr. Kilgore is retired US Army officer. Following his public service, he worked in the Energy Industry with public corporations and private equity. His specialties include strategic planning, risk management and fund raising. As the Foundation Vice President, he will use those skills to help direct the foundation’s fundraising and service mission. He is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, and of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Kerri Cohen Elliott

Kerri Cohen Elliott

Ms. Elliott is a self-employed local entrepreneur who currently owns and operates two local businesses. She has been in the Lakeway community for over 17 years.

She is an active and long-term volunteer in the city. Her contributions include volunteering with LTYA as a baseball coach for my son and a cheer coach for my daughter. She has also worked with the Boy Scouts of America as the pack treasurer, and fund raiser (popcorn kernel mom). She has also volunteered as the Team rep for a national all-star cheer team.

Kerri Elliott’s experience is directly applicable to her role as the Treasurer of the Engage and Heal Foundation. In her own businesses, as well as being a Scout Treasurer and fund raiser she has demonstrated her financial expertise and extraordinary ethical standards in service to her community.

Bob Yang

Bob Yang

Mr. Yang is retired from 38 years working in a variety of management positions for a large corporation. His specialties include planning/coordination, business management, marketing/sales, and fund raising. As the Foundation Secretary, he will use those skills in coordinating one of the foundation's fundraising events and will support the foundation's efforts in all other aspects. He is a Chemical Engineering graduate of Washington State University.

David Sheehan

David Sheeham

Mr. Sheehan is a local small business owner, Sheehan Farmers Insurance, who is heavily involved in the Lake Travis community. Previously he had a US and internationally based career with Nestle. His core skills are sales, marketing, networking and being a local advocate. As the Foundation Ambassador, he will use those skills to help build awareness and engagement for the foundation's mission. He will also help lead engagement with key community leaders. He is a graduate of the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.

MJ Hurt

MJ Hurt

MJ Hurt is a tireless entrepreneur for who diligence and hard work are of utmost importance in every challenge she confronts. From her demanding ballet training at the School of American at Julliard in her youth, to operating her own cigar distributorship, to growing business for such software giants as Microsoft, Netscape, Epiphany and Novell, MJ’s tenacity and resolve are the keys to her successful career. Then, five years post-retirement, MJ was afforded the ground floor opportunity to be a part of a recently formed franchise company, Growler USA. She first set her sights on opening Growler USA in her home city of Austin, TX, while simultaneously building the Growler USA flagship location in Centennial, CO, the company’s site for franchisee training. Growler USA now has over 30 locations, nationwide.

Philanthropy has always been woven into the fabric of MJ’s life. Most notably, in recent years, MJ was a founding member of the National Charity League, Lake Travis Chapter, and served on the board as Vice President of Membership; Co-founder of the Erik Kyle Hanson Scholarship; and presently Co-founder and board member of the Engage and Heal Foundation, serving as Vice President of Communications.

Ms. Hurt holds a bachelor’s degree from Marymount University. She has two grown daughters, three stepchildren and 4 grandchildren.

Kathleen HassenFratz

Kathleen HassenFratz

Kathleen Hassenfratz, LPC (licensed professional counselor) has embraced working with youth for 30 years in various roles: middle school teacher, middle school counselor, chemical abuse prevention counselor, ropes course manager, health/social-programs coordinator, teen whisperer (and mom of 2!) She is an experienced counselor and psychotherapist who utilizes experiential strategies to guide youth beyond life's barriers into a healthy and productive life! She has a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Texas at Austin and Master of Education in Counseling and Guidance from Southwest Texas State (now Texas State Univ). She also is licensed as a Professional Counselor in the State of Texas (LPC) and specializes in supporting young people struggling with anxiety, depression and self regulation. Kathleen is also the founder and President of a Texas Non-Profit called Tune into Life, with the mission of giving rise to safe, healthy communities by equipping parents with tools, and teens with a voice, to be better equipped in supporting youth mental wellness while decreasing the rate of suicide amongst 15-25 year olds.