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Central Texas Leadership Series - Dr. Tim Packer

For KWBU’s Central Texas Leadership Series this week, KWBU’s Rachel Velasco leads a conversation with Dr. Tim Packer, Executive Director of The Cove.

Packer discusses his experience with advocacy in the homelessness and housing support space in Edinburgh, Scotland as well as his current role in leading the charge on making a difference and providing services for Central Texas youth experiencing homelessness.

PREVIOUS EPISODES OF CENTRAL TEXAS LEADERSHIP SERIES
Central Texas Leadership Series - Jim Hering
For KWBU's Central Texas Leadership Series this week, Charlie Olson leads a conversation with Jim Hering who retired as Mc Gregor Mayor back in May after serving 24 years.
Central Texas Leadership Series - Becky Fogel
Recently Becky Fogel was in Waco for some KWBU Member events. She was wonderfully entertaining telling stories about her career in public radio.
Central Texas Leadership Series - Jamie Goble
For KWBU's Central Texas Leadership Series this week, KWBU's Joe Riley leads a conversation with Jamie Goble, Director of Planned Giving for the Waco Foundation.
Central Texas Leadership Series - Jocelyn Williams
For KWBU’s Central Texas Leadership Series this week, KWBU’s Rachel Velasco leads a conversation with Jocelyn Williams, the Center of Business Excellence coordinator for the Centex African American Chamber of Commerce.
Central Texas Leadership Series - Geneece Goertzen
For KWBU’s Central Texas Leadership Series this week, KWBU’s Rachel Velasco leads a conversation with Geneece Goertzen, domestic violence survivor and state and national domestic violence advocate.
Central Texas Leadership Series - Linda Crawford
In this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series, KWBU president Joe Riley talks with Linda Crawford, co-owner and editor of The Anchor News, recently retired professor of English at McLennan Community College, and the author of the newly released book "God, Destiny, and a Glass of Wine".
Central Texas Leadership Series - Bethel Erickson
For KWBU’s Central Texas Leadership Series this week, KWBU’s Rachel Velasco leads a conversation with Bethel Erickson, Executive Director of the Waco Downtown Farmers Market. Erickson discusses how her background in social work and food access led to the development of the farmers market, and how her work at the market has made an impact in the Waco community.
Central Texas Leadership Series - Linda Weaver
For KWBU's Central Texas Leadership Series this week, KWBU's Rachel Velasco leads a conversation with Linda Weaver, local community activist and businesswoman.
Central Texas Leadership Series - Kimberly Damm
For KWBU's Central Texas Leadership Series this week, KWBU's Rachel Velasco leads a conversation with Kimberly Damm.
Central Texas Leadership Series - Rachel Velasco
For KWBU's Central Texas Leadership Series this week, KWBU's Joe Riley talks with Rachel Velasco who has joined Waco Public Radio as Community and Membership Engagement Coordinator.

A love for people and the greater Waco community has always been the heart of Rachel’s work. A 2005 UT Austin graduate with a degree in English, Rachel began her career as a classroom English teacher. Through various professional opportunities in the education field, health and wellness industry, and the private business sector, she cultivated a love for building strong communities through service. She joined KWBU in August of 2023. She is also the Saturday Market Manager for the Waco Downtown Farmers Market. She has four nearly-grown children and loves tending her herbs and roses and growing things.