2018 Board of Directors

  • Mark Holder - President

    Representing Hill Country Bible Church

  • Reeve Hobbie - President Elect

    Representing Hope Presbyterian Church

    Reeve Hobbie has been a volunteer driver for Drive a Senior Northwest for the past ten years and has been a member of the Board of Directors for the past three years. Reeve was born and raised in New Jersey, graduated with a BFA from Bowling Green State University, was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army and served in the United Kingdom. He joined the 3M Company in 1981. After completing a career in marketing and corporate communications, Reeve became certified as a  Master Gardener, serves on numerous committees at church, enjoys family, painting, reading, and travelling.

  • John Bittner - Treasurer

    Member at Large

  • Gaye Arnold - Secretary

    Representing Bethany United Methodist Church

    Gaye Arnold has been a volunteer and member of the Drive a Senior Northwest Board of Directors for 18 years, serving as president 2008-2010.  Gaye received a BS in Education and a MA in Speech at Louisiana State University.  She taught at Spring Branch and Clear Creek High Schools in Texas for a total of 7 years.  Then she worked at Texas Instruments for 22 years as a technical instructor, new product course developer, and Training and Education Department manager. She served as a member of the Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees from 1996-2002, serving as President 1999-2001. 

  • Karen Sue Wagner - Past President

    Representing Covenant United Methodist Church

    Karen Sue Wagner has been a volunteer and member of the Board of Directors of Drive a Senior Northwest for 13 years, serving as president in 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015 and 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and her Master of Chemical Engineering from Rice University. After working as a process engineer and software development manager for IBM for 14 years and as a software development manager for Motorola for 4 years, Karen Sue decided to focus solely on her family. She spent the next 15 years being a stay-at-home mom to her 2 daughters, supporting her husband in his electrical engineering career, and helping to care for her mother until her death from cancer and her father until his death from dementia and diabetes. In her spare time, she volunteers at her church, knits, researches genealogy, solves logic puzzles, and reads A LOT!

  • Paul Biesemeier

    Representing Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cedar Park

    Paul Biesemeier has been a volunteer for 8 years and is a new member of the Board of Directors in 2018. He was initially recruited by a former board member who made him aware of a need in this community. He has met some very interesting people and enjoys the feeling that he is helping the seniors in our community. 

  • Bob Goodrich

    Representing St. Thomas More Catholic Church

    Bob Goodrich has been a volunteer driver for 17 years and a member of the Board of Directors for 14 years, serving as secretary and president-elect during that time. Bob retired from IBM in 2001 as a Senior Programmer.  Prior to joining IBM in 1976, he taught high school mathematics in Vt and NY state. His education includes a BS from the University of  VT in 1958, an MS from RPI in 1971, and various Nation Science Institutes in NY, Utah, and Illinois.  

  • Roy Kimble

    Representing Highland Park Baptist Church

  • Shira Ledman

    Representing Congregation Shir Ami

  • Penny Lilly

    Representing RockPointe Church

    Penny Lilly has been a volunteer for 3 years and is a new member of the Board of Directors. Penny works in the insurance industry and has been employed at Principal Financial Group for the last 10 years.  She is married and about to celebrate 24 years of marriage.  She has two children, a daughter 22 and a son 19.  She has lived in the Leander area for the last 15 years and attended RockPointe Church for 13 years.  She is originally from Illinois and has lived in Illinois, Arkansas, Tennessee and Florida. In her spare time she likes to read, spend time with her husband, play with her dog Riggs and walk. She volunteers with Drive a Senior Northwest because she enjoys spending time with the senior community and volunteering makes her a better person.

  • Julie ramsey

    Representing Leander United Methodist Church

    Julie Ramsey has been a volunteer and member of the Board of Directors for 16 years, serving as secretary 2003-2006 and president 2012-2013.  Julie received a Bachelor of Business Administration from North Texas State University and is retired from a 34-year career with IBM where she held many positions in management, marketing, sales, and operations, covering geographies both in the U.S. and internationally.

  • carla young

    Executive Director

    Mrs. Young began her position as Executive Director of Faith in Action – Drive a Senior Northwest in 2008 after many years of volunteer service in the communities of College Station and Cedar Park, and 4 years of volunteer driving for Drive a Senior Northwest.  Prior to moving to Cedar Park, she enjoyed serving on the neighborhood planning task force for the City of College Station and as a Board member for the Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley, in charge of volunteer coordination.  After volunteering for 14 years at Cypress Elementary, Cedar Park Middle School and High School, she spends her extra time quilting, reading, and volunteering with her church as well as crocheting hats, scarves, and many other items for several central Texas missions (when she isn’t driving to Dallas to see her 2nd SMU kid in the band at football halftimes who will graduate in May 2019).

Office Location and mailing address:

Inside Anderson Mill Baptist Church

10633 Lake Creek Parkway

Austin, TX 78750