Elizabeth earned a Master of Education from the University of Notre Dame and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Oklahoma in Educational Administration Curriculum and Supervision. Her doctoral thesis was a study on the structural conditions in school districts that enable or hinder effective teacher assessment and program implementation.
Mrs. Brands brings a wealth of experience from occupying key roles in education, including teacher, funder, and program provider. As a school teacher, Elizabeth learned first-hand the challenges educators face today. As a foundation program officer, she evaluated and funded agencies, and partnered on area-wide systemic improvements. As Executive Director of Reading Partners in Oklahoma, Elizabeth worked on the front-line to help at-risk youth master grade-level reading skills and experienced the challenges faced by agencies trying to make a difference in student education.
Cameron Navarro joined the Read Fort Worth team as a Collaborative Action Manager after working at TCU for over 7 years, most recently as an Academic Advisor for the John V. Roach Honors College, supporting students as they pursue their education and professional goals and passions.
Before his work in the Honors College, he worked as the TCU Community Garden Coordinator, helping to manage volunteers, and coordinate with various community partners, including TCU professors, churches, and the Tarrant Area Food Bank. He also worked with the Admissions office at Brite Divinity School where we learned about education administration and helped students navigate the admissions process.
While working at TCU, Cameron completed his Master of Social Work degree at TCU which helped him to further explore his passion of empowering and mobilizing communities and helping others. He is excited to use his professional experience and social work knowledge to organize and facilitate the great work and amazing resources right here in our great city.
He is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Texas, earning his degree in 2018 from TCU and his B.A. in Religion from Southwestern University in 2010. Outside of work, he enjoys bouldering (rock climbing without ropes), mindfulness, hosting pub trivia, and spending time with his partner, Melanie, and pup, Laika.
Danielle Stenger joined the Read Fort Worth team from the Fort Worth ISD, where she gained valuable experience as the Community and Strategic Partnerships coordinator.
Danielle began her career serving the Fort Worth community in various roles at Catholic Charities Fort Worth, from serving as a Youth Intervention Specialist for children in CPS custody, engaging stakeholder support for Fort Worth’s refugee community, and securing in-kind donations for more than 40 social service programs.
Following her tenure at Catholic Charities, she served as Philanthropic Relations Officer at the Susan G. Komen Headquarters in Dallas, where she assisted in the implementation of the first mid-major gift strategy for Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Most recently, Danielle has served as the Community and Strategic Partnerships Coordinator for the Fort Worth ISD, where she managed District level strategic partnerships and programs. Danielle is passionate about community engagement and supporting faculty, staff, students and teachers, and looks forward to applying her extensive skills and experience to continuing to support the Fort Worth community through the 100×25 initiative. Danielle received her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Satoya Williams is the Data Manager for Read Fort Worth. She joined the team after nearly 12 years in public education, 11 with Fort Worth ISD. Having worked in various capacities as a teacher, campus instructional leader, data analyst, and central office administrator with school leadership, Satoya brings insight into the systems and multi-faceted perspectives needed to support student success.
With a deep passion for serving and supporting the Fort Worth community, Satoya is a leader and member of many organizations around the city, including Leadership Fort Worth, the Junior League, and formerly SteerFW. This community involvement helped Satoya enter into her first experience with Collective Impact work through the Raising of Fort Worth as the civic sector advocate.
Satoya holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Accounting and a Master’s of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction both from Sam Houston State University. She is excited to bring her skills, expertise, and experience to Read Fort Worth as we work to positively impact the lives of members of our community, families, and most importantly, our children.
Alexander Montalvo joined Read Fort Worth after 12 years as a consultant for a technology and solutions company. The role of Engagement Coordinator is one Alexander has spent much of his entire career preparing for. In this position, Alexander will be responsible for engaging and coordinating volunteers, families, community and business partners to support the goals and initiatives of Read Fort Worth.
Among his many duties, Alexander will work closely and in partnership with Fort Worth ISD to support the 100×25 initiative. He’ll use his local knowledge to help better connect families with the work of Read Fort Worth. Additionally, Alexander will collaborate with principals, school personnel, parent organizations, District leadership, and the community to make sure the needs of students, district personnel and volunteers are addressed.
Francisco Aguilar is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Read Fort Worth. Francisco joined Read Fort Worth as a Social Media Intern in 2018 and transitioned to the Marketing and Communications Coordinator role in July 2019. As an intern, Francisco was instrumental in establishing and building the organization’s social media presence. In his coordinator role, Francisco utilizes his digital marketing and creative skills to support the goals and initiatives of Read Fort Worth. He enjoys making a positive impact in the Fort Worth community.
Prior to Read Fort Worth, Francisco served as a Marketing Intern at Praesidium, Inc. Francisco received his Bachelors in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2017.
Roxanne Martinez joined Read Fort Worth in June 2019 as a Communications and Marketing Consultant. She brings nearly 20 years of communications and marketing experience to the organization. Roxanne has worked with corporations, small businesses and nonprofit organizations to help them increase their reach, engage with customers/constituents and drive results.
With a passion for education and service, Roxanne serves on the site-based decision making committees for two local public schools, working with the principals, staff and parents at Meacham Middle School and Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and on the marketing committee for Girls Inc. of Tarrant County. She recently completed a two-year term as the Vice Chair of Marketing & Public Relations for the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter.
A native of Fort Worth and proud product of Fort Worth ISD, Roxanne earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism & Communications from the University of Florida and a Graduate Certificate in Marketing Management from the University of Dallas. Roxanne resides in Fort Worth with her husband, two children and dog.
Art Garcia is a Communications/PR Consultant for Read Fort Worth. Art brings more than 20 years of communications, public relations and journalism experience to his role. He is an award-winning writer and accomplished public relations professional.
Previously served as Director of Communications for the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Art is currently co-Media Relations Director for the First Responder Bowl and Armed Forces Bowl, which are both operated by ESPN Events. He directed all media relations and communications duties for the NCAA Division I athletic department at the University of Texas at Arlington from 2012-2016.
Art enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a reporter at two major Texas daily newspapers — San Antonio Express-News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram — before becoming the first interactive content manager for the Dallas Mavericks and a columnist at NBA.com. Art is a San Antonio native and graduate of Texas A&M University. He lives in Arlington with his wife Stacy and their two children.