Executive Director / Karen Hildebrand
Karen Pieper Hildebrand has served as Executive Director of the Crisis Center since December 2013. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in public administration and came to the Crisis Center with 31 years of previous nonprofit experience. Karen is a native Odessan and takes pride in doing this important work that improves the lives of others in her community.
Community Services Director / Lydia Garcia
Lydia B. Garcia took on the role of community services manager in November 2014 and was promoted to Community Services Director in December of 2016. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in public health. She is fully committed to her job as a prevention worker and enjoys promoting health among underserved populations. Native of Chihuahua City, Mexico, Garcia is bilingual in Spanish and takes pride in helping the Hispanic community.
Client Services Director / Lauren Roblez
Lauren Roblez joined the Crisis Center in December 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from Texas Tech University. In January 2017, she was promoted to the Director of Client Services, where she practices her passion for equal access to social services. Her interests include politics, local government, and celebrating cultural diversity. As an native Odessan, Lauren aspires to build healthier and safer communities in West Texas. Lauren is bilingual in Spanish and cherishes supporting the Hispanic community.
Finance Director / Bruce Gilmore
Bruce Gilmore has served as the finance director of the Crisis Center since 2014. He has a bachelor’s in business administration from Southwestern University and has a CPA. He’s been a certified accountant since 1981 and is certified in both Texas and New Mexico. His experience extends beyond non-profit work to Oil & Gas, education and banking.
Development, Communications and Marketing Manager / BIPP Coordinator / Chris Elliott
Chris Elliott joined the Crisis Center in December 2015. He holds a master’s degree in strategic communication from Texas Tech University and bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of Houston. He brings 10 years of professional mass communication experience to The Crisis Center and manages media relations, marketing and fundraising for the agency. Elliott’s passion for overall health and drives him to help youth in the community through relatable education.
Community Services Manager / Roxana Nieto
Roxana Nieto joined the Crisis Center team on July 2016 as a Community Services Manager. She holds abachelor’s degree in Public Health and a minor in Sociology from The University of Texas at San Antonio.She brings experience in educating and working with minority communities. Nieto is also bilingual andenjoys being able to promote health among the Hispanic community.
Community Services Manager / Victoria Martinez
Victoria Martinez joined the Crisis Center team in November 2016 as a Community Service Manager and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at El Paso. Martinez, originally from El Paso, is bilingual and brings creativity as well as experience in working with survivors of domestic violence to the team.