The Board

Meet The Board

Tracy Wolff: Board Member

For over two decades, Tracy Wolff has been a community volunteer and fundraiser focusing primarily on child and family issues.  In 1994, Tracy served as the co-founder and advisor of “SMART START,” – a $3 million San Antonio Area Foundation trust fund focused on improving the quality of childcare programs throughout the community.

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SMART START awards grants to childcare programs and home care providers who seek to become nationally accredited. As First Lady of San Antonio, Tracy launched a SMART START multi-media educational campaign to provide early childcare information for families.

SMART START operates a full-time bilingual hotline 65 SMART.  Above and beyond SMART START, Tracy has chaired numerous fundraisers and raised thousands of dollars for community needs: A “Book Telethon” for the Library Foundation; “Sticky Wickets” a croquet tournament at Blessed Sacrament Academy, now an official Fiesta event; the “International Gala” which raised the initial funds needed to start the CASA program with sister cities in Mexico on behalf of the City of San Antonio; “Speaking of Women’s Health” with KLRN; and, “The Heart Gallery of San Antonio” a unique photo exhibit of children in foster care waiting to be adopted.

In 2001, Tracy founded the Hidalgo Foundation of Bexar County, and has served as its President ever since. She was originally charged with raising private, philanthropic funds toward the restoration and renovation of the Bexar County Courthouse, the oldest and largest historic courthouse in continuous operation in Texas. Because of her personal commitment to children, she included in the fundraising goal the construction of two child abuse and neglect courts as well as additional support areas – all of which were completed in January of 2005.

Because of her efforts, the Bexar County Children’s Courts are the first of its kind in Texas, second of its kind in the country, and were named the model for the nation by the William & Mary Law School’s Courtroom 21 Project. These courts include evidence-based programming such as a Family Drug Treatment Court, the Early Intervention Program, and the College-Bound Docket.  As the First Lady of Bexar County, Tracy recently joined her husband, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, in the creation of the first digital public library in the nation, BiblioTech. The mission of BiblioTech is to “provide all Bexar County residents with the opportunity to access technology for the purpose of enhancing education and literacy, promoting reading and equipping the citizens of Bexar County with the necessary tools to thrive as citizens of the 21st century.”

The Youth Center of Texas and the children it serves are extremely honored and blessed to have Tracy help guide our program towards future success.

Ingrid Petty: Board Chair/Board Secretary

A retired Director of Initiatives and Partnerships with Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, Ingrid Petty worked closely with community leaders, social assistance and human services officials, nonprofit agencies, and funders to determine the greatest needs for which the Foundation could make a profound difference in the region it serves. A strong proponent of collaboration, Ingrid’s work with the community helped inspire successful
collective action and create customized systems change. Those initiatives have served as a key element of Kronkosky Charitable Foundation’s current leadership in effective cross-sector collaboration efforts in Bexar County and beyond.

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Ingrid recently authored The Kronkosky Foundation Story: Creating Profound Good through Community Philanthropy, a 25- year history of the Foundation, published by Trinity University Press and Maverick Books.

Before joining the philanthropic world, Ingrid spent most of her career in administrative capacities in the legal field, including ten years with the Honorary Consul of Canada in San Antonio. She is a graduate of the Leadership Texas and Leadership America programs of Leadership Women.

Ingrid has served on the board of directors for Stop Trafficking US, a Maine-based nonprofit focused on education and prevention efforts addressing the trafficking and sexual exploitation of minor children. She is also a member of the board of The MaripoSA Difference, Inc., a local 501(c)(3) serving as a fundraising grantor to the network of San Antonio’s nonprofit organizations serving those at-risk of or affected by human trafficking.

Leslie Mouton: Chief Marketing Officer

Leslie is currently the Chief Marketing Officer for Morgan’s Wonderland Inclusion Foundation.  For 21 years, Leslie was the co-anchor of Good Morning San Antonio at KSAT-TV news, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio, Texas. She has been a broadcast journalist since 1988 and has worked at KSAT since 1999.

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In October 2000, at the age of 35, Leslie was discovered with a very aggressive form of breast cancer. To bring awareness to the disease and offer encouragement and support to other women suffering from it, Leslie anchored a newscast without her wig on in order to reveal the hair loss that had resulted from the treatment process.

The resulting attention landed Leslie on Good Morning America, Weekend Today, and Oprah. Newspapers worldwide as well as television programs Inside Edition and Primetime featured stories about her battle.

Leslie continues to speak publicly about her disease in an effort to educate women about the importance of self-exams and early detection.  Leslie’s connections to the news and media world will support Youth Center’s efforts to educate the community about CSEY and raise funds for our program.

Leslie Komet Ausburn: Board Member

Leslie spent more than 15 years as an award-winning television news reporter and anchor, and public relations consultant before launching Komet Marketing Communications in 2004.

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Leslie has developed natural intuitiveness to communicating with the press and crafting stories that are informative, timely, and that generate measurable results.

Leslie’s strong reputation as a trusted and reliable advisor for clients in need of reputation management and crisis communication will undoubtedly provide Youth Center leadership with valuable skills and guidance.

Carroll Schubert: Board Member

Carroll Schubert recently retired as the President & Chief Executive Officer of Professional Contract Services, Inc. (PCSI). He was one of the founders of PCSI in 1996and has served on the Board since its inception.

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Mr. Schubert assumed the position of Executive Vice-President and General Counsel of PCSI in 2006 bringing with him over 30 years of experience in both private legal practice and public service. In 2011, Mr. Schubert was elected President & CEO of PCSI. His career includes prior service as San Antonio City Council Member (2001-2005); Chief Deputy District Attorney for Bexar County (1983-1986); Director of Government Affairs and Community Relations for Valero Energy Corporation(1979-1982); and Executive Assistant to United States Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Texas (1975-1978). In addition, he was in the private practice of law from 1987-2006. Mr. Schubert is a past member of numerous Boards and Commissions, including the YMCA of the USA, Texas County and District Attorneys’ Association, Texas Lyceum, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and the Witte Museum.

In addition to his continuing service on the Board of PCSI, he currently serves on the Board of the Texas Wildlife Association, the Youth Center of Texas, the Haven for Hope Leadership Advisory Council, and the Special Reach Advisory Board. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and the University of Texas School of Law and is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Bar of the District of Columbia. He previously served in the United States Army Reserve as a Transportation Corps officer. Carroll and his wife Patty are the parents of three adult children and the grandparents of August and Sam.

Liz Simpson: Board Member

Liz J. Simpson has been recognized by LinkedIn as a Top 15 Sales Influencer. She is a speaker, sales strategist and trainer. She has been featured in NBC, CBS, SXSW, 40 under 40 and as a Hubspot INBOUND Fellow. She’s been recognized as a Demand Gen Thought Leader award winner as well as a SalesHacker Top Sales Leader and Female Speaker.

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Liz J. Simpson has been recognized by LinkedIn as a Top 15 Sales Influencer. She is a speaker, sales strategist and trainer. She has been featured in NBC, CBS, SXSW, 40 under 40 and as a Hubspot INBOUND Fellow. She’s been recognized as a Demand Gen Thought Leader award winner as well as a SalesHacker Top Sales Leader and Female Speaker.

As founder of the sales consultancy, Stimulyst, her team specializes in empowering organizations to accelerate growth through personal branding, strategic relationship-building, and consultative new business development.

She is also the founder of The #BigMoney Movement, a global movement of over 10,000 women, where she trains thousands of women entrepreneurs across the globe to take up space, shatter gender disparities and close 6-figure corporate deals.

As a domestic violence survivor who lived in a battered women’s shelter for 9 months followed by a year of transitional housing- Liz knows far too well how trauma and abuse can be insurmountable odds to overcome without advocacy, support, awareness and resources. There was a time when she couldn’t see the possibilities for herself and she wants each woman to be inspired by the belief that their present chapter of life- doesn’t have to be their final nor defining chapter.

When she’s not out training professionals to become “fluent in #bigmoney talk”, you’ll find her at home with her husband and three children, aged 5, 16 and 17.

Stefanie Young: Board Member

Stefanie is the co-founder and CEO of iNNOV8 Place. She currently works within the local community of San Antonio to help women and LQBTQ+ members find their place within the tech scene via seminars, mentoring, and training. As an avid and post semi-pro gamer, she is also the founder of iNNOV8 Gaming where she helps young individuals navigate the eSports scene where individuals find themselves exploited and abused.

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Stefanie is the co-founder and CEO of iNNOV8 Place. She currently works within the local community of San Antonio to help women and LQBTQ+ members find their place within the tech scene via seminars, mentoring, and training. As an avid and post semi-pro gamer, she is also the founder of iNNOV8 Gaming where she helps young individuals navigate the eSports scene where individuals find themselves exploited and abused.

Through the Covid-19 outbreak she helped business owners move their in-person presence online. She volunteered her time to help more than 20 local businesses with websites and social media accounts to accept payments, online orders, and advertise. Nearly all of those businesses are still alive and thriving.