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The Board of Directors is the source of authority for the administration of the organization. The primary purpose of our board is to assure that First Step fulfills its mission and meets its goals. Our board members meet at least once a month.



Laura Hetrick


Chair, First Step Board of Directors
Assistant Director
Midwestern State University Counseling Center

Packiaraj Arumugham

Ph. D.

Vice-Chair for Board Development
Associate Professor of Social Work
Midwestern State University

Bill Humphrey    

Board Member
Community Volunteer

Danny Martinez

Board Member
Local Business Owner

Amanda Vickers


Board Treasurer
Department of Family and Protective Services- Conservatorship

Derek Andrews 

Board Member
Community Volunteer

Austin Hamby

Board Member
Assistant District Attorney

 Nichole Jefferson


Board Secretary
Registered Nurse United Reginal Health Care System

Mary Jane Clark

Board Member
Community Volunteer

Margie Carter

Board Member
Community Volunteer