Board of Trustees

Elizabeth Lawrence

Board Chairperson​

Representative from Parker County
Appraisal Review Board for Parker County

Board Appointment:  1999
Board Chairperson: September 2007 to Present


Texas Christian University, B.A. English/History

Community Organizations:
Community Education Advisory Board for
Weatherford Texas ISD
Weatherford Chamber of Commerce


Special Skills/Interests:
Math/Reading tutor for elementary students,
Personal property manager, reading, playing the piano

Edwin Seilheimer

Board Vice Chair​

Representative from Hood County

Board Appointment: October 2010
Previous Appointment to Pecan Valley MHMR Board of Directors 

Baylor School of Law, J.D., 1982

University of Texas School of Social Work, M.S.S.W., 1977
University of Texas, B.A. with Honors in Plan II, 1975


Professional Career
Seilheimer Reid, A Professional Corporation, 1999 to Present
26 Years Experience in General Practice in Hood County and Surrounding Area
  Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


City of Granbury Zoning Board, Optimists Club, Boy Scouts of America

Clead A. Cheek

Representative from Parker County
Serves on Parker County Appraisal Board

Board Appointment:  October, 2007


Texas Christian University, B.S.
Tarleton University, Master of Education


Professional Career 
Retired Public School Superintendent


Hunting, Fishing, Outdoor Activities

Hank Jones

Representative from Somervell County

Board Appointment:  February 2008


Texas Christian University, B.S. Biology 
University of Arkansas, M.A. International Relations

Professional Career
US Army Lt. Colonel (Retired) 
Self-Employed, Real Estate Broker (Currently)


Lions Club-Glen Rose, Child Welfare Board, United Way


Photography, Computers, Family Time


Christy Massey, RN

Representative from Hood County

Board Appointment: September 2005

Texas Christian University, B.S. RN 
University of Texas, Arlington, M.S.N.

Professional Career
Currently Retired

Member of Acton Baptist Church

Family, Hunting, Competitive Shooting

Carolyn Myres

Representative from Johnson County

Board Appointment: July 2012


East Texas State, M. Ed. Administration, 1990
West Texas State, M. Ed. Diagnostician, 1986
West Texas State, B.S. 1974


Professional Career
CASA of Johnson County, Executive Director, 2004 – 2008
Cleburne IDS, Principal, 1987 – 2001
Amarillo ISD, Special Education Teacher, 1974 – 1987


Texas Retired Teachers Association
Holy Comforter Anglican Church, Cleburne, Texas – Vestry
Johnson County Retired Teachers
TEAM School Site Based Team

Robert (Bob) W. Newby, Ph.D.

Representative from Erath County

Board Appointment: October 2011


University of Texas – Austin, 1972, Ph. D. 
University of Texas – Austin, 1971, M.A. 
University of Texas – Austin, 1969, B.A.


Professional Career
University of the Americas, 1972-1975 
Tarleton State University, 1975-Present

Professional Affiliations
Association of Psychological Science, Psi Chi - National Honor Society

Community Organizations
Optimist Club International

Brenda Patton, LVN

Representative from Palo Pinto County

Board Appointment: March 2008


Professional Career
Dir. Quality/Risk Mgmt., Palo Pinto Hospital (Currently)


Family, Grandchildren

Lynn Waddy

Representative from Palo Pinto County

Board Appointment:  March, 2007


Dallas Baptist University, B.A.

Professional Career
Employed at Lockheed Martin for 35 years,
Retired from Lockheed in 2003


Salvation Army, Mineral Wells Women’s Club


Handbell Choir, Computers, Bridge

Raye Crass

Representative from  Johnson County


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