Since our formation in 2012, the ALS Association of Texas has been dedicated to serving and supporting Texans living with ALS. Over time we’ve seen an increase in the number of patients we serve which, in turn, has led to a greater need for our services. This growth inspired a new on-the-ground leadership model in each of our three regions: North Texas, the Greater Houston region, and the Southwest Region. Regional Directors in each region oversee a team of care services professionals, fundraisers, and operational staff, bringing them together to best support patient needs and community fundraising.
Following the hires of our Houston and North Texas Regional Directors, in March of 2019 the ALS Association of Texas is thrilled to welcome Janette Surrett as our newest Regional Director, overseeing the Southwest Texas Region (from El Paso to Central Texas, Austin to San Antonio, the Coastal Bend area, and the Rio Grande Valley). She’s the first to fill this new position and we’re excited to see how she drives the impact of our mission to best serve our community and support people with ALS and their families.
Janette has spent her entire career dedicated to non-profit causes and comes to the ALS Association of Texas with a wealth of knowledge and resources. Janette is thrilled to continue her work here with the ALS Association Texas Chapter as the Southwest Regional Director, and looks forward to joining a team of leaders dedicated to finding a cure for ALS as they serve, advocate, and empower those affected by the disease.
Patients all over the state deserve access to resources and care, and we hope to position ourselves to be able to reach those in more rural areas and beyond. We’re striving to provide every Texan living with ALS access to ALS clinics, support groups, durable medical equipment loans and other resources. With this new regional leadership structure in place, we are equipped to grow in our reach and impact. Feel free to send your own personal welcome to Janette at firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas you’d like to discuss regarding The ALS Association’s work in the Southwest Region of Texas.