Board members

Kathy Mendoza

Board President


Born, Raised, Lives and will die in SE Georgetown.  Her mother and grandparents are all Georgetown Residents.  She graduated from Georgetown High School, married Zeferino Mendoza from San Luis Potosi Mexico, and has three Sons - Zeferino, Pedro and Cordero Mendoza.

Her passions include Higher Education and Giving a Hand Up to those who cross her path with whatever their needs are.  Kathy has worked as a:


  • Williamson County Auditor, Williamson County EMS - Assistant to both dept. 
  • GISD - Custodial Secretary, Pre-K Aid.
  • Southwestern University's Upward Bound Program.
  • RRISD - Budget Specialist
  • United Way Wilco and Georgetown Health Foundation - Administrative Specialist for Nonprofits Training

Rebecca Mireles

Board Vice President


Rebecca Mireles is has been employed at the Boys and Girls Club for a total of 7 years and is their Teen Director.  She is also employed as a Bail agent for Williamson County with Off the Hook Bail Bonds for a total of 11 years.  In the past, she’s worked for the Williamson Burnet County Head Start in Georgetown and Round Rock for 7 years and was Parent President for 2 years.

For 6 years, Rebecca has also been on the Project Graduation, a program offered by many high schools.  She attended Austin Community College and Central Texas College in Killeen.

Rebecca has three wonderful children: Dominic, Aelissa and Sadye.

Juana Palacios

Board Secretary


Juana Palacios was born and raised in Georgetown. She graduated from Georgetown High School and went on to attend the University of Texas at San Antonio where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Political Science.   Juana currently works as a Realtor with RealtyTX in and around the Austin area.  She became involved with the Southeast Georgetown Community Council by an invitation from Norma Perales and Mary Calixtro.

Juana is married with a growing family and enjoys spending time with family and friends.


"I am excited about the work SEGCC is doing in the community. I believe it is about time we provide a voice to this segment of the community and I look forward to all that is to come!"

Ben Stewart

Board Member


Ben moved to Georgetown in 2013 with his wife and two daughters, now enrolled in Carver Elementary.  He and his wife joined the PTA, where he became treasurer and then president.  He is a Carver Watchdog Dad greeting kids as they come to school.  Ben was part of the Citizens Advisory Committee which studied the district’s needs and recommended the $160 million school bond that has built two new schools and upgraded and expanded many more.

Ben also has a technical background, being Principal Engineer for Dell and currently a Technical Consultant for Dimension Data North America.

Lisa Nava

Board Member


My name is Lisa Nava.  I was born and raised in Georgetown, Texas.  I graduated from Georgetown High School.  I received my Associates Degree in Speech from Austin Community College.  I am currently working on my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a minor in Public Relations at Concordia University-Texas.

I am the principal’s secretary for Richarte High School in Georgetown, Texas.  My husband Ben and I have four children and three grandchildren.  I am the community advisor for the Native American Student Organization at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.  My family and I participate in Native American powwows and we do performances and speaking engagements regarding the Native American culture.

Chuck Collins

Board Member


I grew up in a part of Denver that is almost identical to Southeast Georgetown.  That is why I moved here in 2001 and have no intention of leaving.  Before coming here, I served in the United States Air Force for 10 years and then went back to school to earn my degree in Management, Information Systems from Texas A&M, Corpus Christi.

I have worked for various corporations including British Petroleum, Price Waterhouse Coopers, IBM, and General Motors.  With my wife Irma, I’ve raised five kids in this community; Justin, Miguel, Iesha, Izabel, and Saby.  I am a huge believer in neighbors coming together to help each other and build a community all can be proud of.