The Texas Guardianship Association
The TGA is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating professional, family, and volunteer guardians as well as legislators and the general public on ethics, standards and best practices related to court-appointed guardianships in Texas. TGA is also committed to identifying and implementing less restrictive alternatives to guardianship and reliance on community supports and services whenever feasible. TGA strives to enrich the lives of those protected by guardianship as well as those who are responsible for the protection of others.
• Educating involved professionals, consumers and the general public regarding guardianship and its alternatives.
• Promoting the development of guardianship and alternative programs to serve and protect vulnerable individuals.
• Advocating for development and implementation of effective public policy regarding guardianship and related issues that are consumer sensitive.
Claudia Gonzalez MSW,TxCG
Kirk Monroe BSW, TxCG
Meghan Hutchinson MSW, TxCG
Catherine Vergara, RN
Texas Guardianship Association
TGA is governed by nine volunteer members who are elected by the membership to the Board of Directors. The Directors may serve for two consecutive three-year terms. Elections are held in the Fall for terms beginning in January of each year. The TGA Board elects officers annually, and encourages members to become organizational leaders by running for election to the Board of Directors.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bruce Bower, JD,
Texas Legal Services Center,
Steve Fields, JD,
Tarrant County Probate Court 2,
Fort Worth, Texas
Claudia Gonzalez MSW,TxCG,
Harris County Guardianship Program,
Meghan Hutchinson MSW, TxCG,
Kirk Monroe BSW, TxCG,
Brazos Bend Guardianship Program, Rosenberg, Texas
Carol J. Renner, JD, TxCG,
Texas Guardian Services, Inc.,
Office of Dispute Resolution, Lubbock, Texas
Catherine Vergara, RN,