Our Mission

LifeWorks Youth & Family Alliance is a fearless advocate for youth and families seeking their path to self-sufficiency.

We are committed to innovative problem solving, shared accountability and a relentless focus on achieving real, sustainable and measurable results for the clients we serve.

Q & A


Programs & Services

Need additional information on one of our programs or services? Call 512.735.2400

Volunteer / Donate

Looking to volunteer your time or make a donation? 512.735.2470 or email.


3700 South 1st St. Austin, TX 78704

Need Help?

Need additional information on one of our programs or services? Call 512.735.2400.

Media Inquiries

Contact Waverly Gooding at 512.735.2470.

Board of Governors

Executive Committee

David Wieland - Chair
Mona Cannon - Immediate Past Chair
Trey Halbert - Vice Chair
Jason Belew - Treasurer
Glenn Neland - Secretary
Angie McDermott - Assistant Secretary
Trisa Thompson - At Large

Members at Large

Matt Briggs
Pat Driscoll
Rick Froehlich
Troy Glover
Cloteal Haynes
Kurt Hoff
Jim Hopke

Natalie Kennedy
JoAnn McKenzie
Joe Ross
Andy Sekel
Fred Smith
Stuart Thomajan
Shawn Walker
Harry Wolin

Executive Staff

Executive Director

Susan McDowell

Chief Operating Officer

Mitch Weynand

Chief Financial Officer

Jay Scheumack

Chief Program Officer

Wendy Varnell

Director of Human Resources

Kelli Nielsen

Chief Compliance Officer

Shelia Roemisch

Director of Development & External Relations

Waverly Gooding


Even More Ways to Get Involved

Whether volunteering, donating, or advocating, LifeWorks Youth & Family Alliance offers a variety of ways that you can make a genuine, positive impact on the lives of youth & families in our community.

Project Holiday Help
Donation Drive
LEAP (LifeWorks Executives & Professionals)

Stay in Touch

  • Americorps
  • Council on Accreditation
  • Dell
  • St. Davids
  • United Way

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