Special Olympics Texas is governed by a Board of Directors, which consists of 23 out of 28 volunteer positions. Among these positions are two athlete positions. Special Olympics Texas was one of the first chapters in the nation to implement athlete participation on its governing Board by amending its bylaws in 1995 to allow for two athlete positions.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the position the Director is filling, a Board member shall have demonstrated leadership qualities through their public relations, public awareness, fund raising and/or program accomplishments on behalf of Special Olympics Texas. Applications for membership are submitted to the Board Management Committee for review. Final nominees are presented to the entire Board of Directors for selection.

2014 Officers

  • Rudy Lopez Chair
  • Fort Worth
  • At-Large Position
  • Hector Amaya Vice Chair
  • Houston
  • At-Large Postition
  • Curtis Scheffe Secretary
  • Aledo
  • At-Large Position
  • Kristal Thomson Parliamentarian
  • San Antonio
  • At-Large Position
  • Allen Leitko Treasurer
  • San Antonio
  • CPA Position
  • Steve Hayes Past Chair
  • Fort Worth
  • Programs Position

2014 Members

  • Chief Steve Dye
  • Grand Prairie
  • Torch Run Position
  • Kathy Thompson
  • The Woodlands
  • Athlete Position
  • Billy Glass
  • Dallas
  • At-Large Position
  • Tom Henry
  • Red Oak
  • Physical Ed/Rec. Position
  • Frank Fuccello
  • Austin
  • At-Large Position
  • Dr. Michael Abbott
  • San Marcos
  • At-Large Position
  • Amanda Shaw-Knight
  • Beaumont
  • Programs Position
  • Maureen McCutchen
  • Galveston
  • Attorney Position
  • Rick McCarty
  • San Antonio
  • Programs Position
  • Tammy Hortensine
  • Bronte
  • Programs Position
  • Colby Bannister
  • North Richland Hills
  • Athlete Position
  • Rusty Wilson
  • Bedford
  • Torch Run Position
  • David Stephens
  • Plano
  • At-Large Position
  • Joyce Durst
  • Leander
  • Programs Position