Contact Family Connects Texas in Austin/Travis County
Family Connects Texas is currently available for babies born at the
St. David’s South Austin Medical Center to
Austin/Travis County residents.
Program Information: 512-225-0363
Austin Public Health Nurse Line: 512-972-5096
Meet the Team
Family Connects Nurse Supervisor
Hope is a native Austinite and has been a nurse for over 10 years. She has devoted her professional life to working with mom and babies in a variety of settings. In 2014, she obtained her graduate degree in Nurse-Midwifery. Although she loves the caring for women through pregnancy and birth, she is most passionate about improving maternal/infant outcomes at the population level, and is excited to see the impact of Family Connects in her own community. She loves spending time with her two young kids, reading, and traveling.
Brenda is a bilingual Registered Nurse who learned Spanish when she lived in Nicaragua as a young child. She moved to Austin from Houston in 2000 and has worked as a mother/baby postpartum nurse for 22 years. She has two grown children and four grandchildren. Brenda enjoys opportunities to educate and share skills that empower parents. She likes to spend time with her grandchildren hiking in the Greenbelts of Austin.
Felica has over 12 years of nursing experience in Post-Partum, Maternal Health, Med-Surg, Pediatric Home Health and a variety of Specialty Clinics (OB/Gyn, Neurology, and Family Practice). She also has previous experience as a Nurse Home Visitor with Nurse Family Partnership (Any Baby Can). She obtained a BSN from University of Wyoming and completed her MSN in Nursing Education at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. As a mother/wife she understands the joys of parenting, and that everyone has unique family dynamics. She has a passion for building strong families based on evidence-based models. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Program Support Specialist
Sara has called Austin home for the last four years. She thrives working in diverse settings which has led her to live and work in seven different countries. However Austin has a special spot in her heart, as it is her son’s hometown. Over the course of her career, she has pursued experience in community outreach, youth development, education, and social work. She has learned the importance and power of engaging the community to generate social change. The relationships she has developed with the community are a key source of motivation and personal growth. For that reason, she looks forward to connecting with families going through the transformative experience that is welcoming a newborn. Academically, she has also learned a lot as an undergrad in sociology at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras and graduate student in social work at the University of Texas-Austin. During her free time, she enjoys exploring restaurants, art events, and walking around her neighborhood with her family.