We have three full-time professors based in our office. We also have adjunct professors who teach online classes.

Our full-time faculty


Photo of Dr. Renee HenryDr. Henry’s career began at Texas Instruments in 1978 where she held several positions including human resources assistant. She began her academic career in 1992 which culminated with a Master’s of Science degree in social work (MSSW) in 1997. Dr. Henry was employed with Correctional Services Corporation for five years as an assistant warden. Central Texas Youth Services Bureau afforded an opportunity to serve as program director for Project F.U.T.U.R.E. She then served as a field supervisor for CTC while employed for Correction Services Corporation program. This opportunity eventually led to full-time employment. Being employed at CTC has enabled Dr. Henry to sit on several committees including the Wounded Warrior program, engage in community service and take part in developing Learning Frameworks. Acceptance to a doctorate program at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor began in August 2009 and culminated with a doctorate in leadership administration (Ed.D) in May 2012.

Marlene Henry, ProfessorProfessor Henry completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree in sociology with a minor in social work from Tarleton State University in Killeen, Texas in 2006. She received her master’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in psychology from Tarleton State University/Texas A&M University-Central Texas in 2010. She served as an administrative specialist in the United States Army for eight years. This included tours of duty in Korea (NCO Academy, Camp Jackson), Germany (7th Signal Brigade, Mannheim, Germany) and Fort Hood (TEXCOM). She started her career at CTC in the file room in Human Resources and currently is a full-time professor. Fletcher and her family currently reside in the central Texas area. She is an active participant in her church and her community.

Bertha Genna Kondrak, ProfessorProfessor Kondrak has been with CTC since 2003. She began as adjunct faculty, moving to full-time faculty in 2005. She came to CTC with an extensive mental health background. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Kondrak then worked for years in residential treatment in a direct care, case manager and supervisory capacity. In 1984, she received her Master of Science degree in social work (MSSW) from the University of Texas at Austin then became licensed in the State of Texas at the highest level as a clinical social worker (LCSW). In 1989, she started her private practice as a psychotherapist. She maintains this practice today on a part-time basis. During this time frame, she also participated in contract work with various psychiatric hospitals, school districts, workshops and training facilities. Kondrak came to CTC with the academics and the experiential knowledge to teach theory and application to our mental health students. In addition to teaching in mental health services, she is active in numerous committees on campus. She is a member and serves as secretary of the of CTC Faculty Senate and is a member of Professional Development where she recently served as president. In her spare time she enjoys traveling.

Our Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Robin BeauregardDr. Beauregard completed a BBA in management and a M.Ed. in guidance and counseling from Tarleton State University. After receiving her LPC and working in the field for many years, she returned to school at Trinity College of the Bible and completed her D.Min. in biblical counseling. Her career in mental health started in 1990 and has included working at two different residential treatment centers, a geripsych day program, a charter school, private practice and contract work for the Department of Defense. Dr. Beauregard joined CTC as an adjunct faculty member in 1996. She is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed chemical dependency counselor and teaches several classes in the LCDC program. She received the CTC Faculty Senate Annual Recognition for professional development for 2010-2011 and currently serves on the Faculty Senate and Department of Nursing Professional Development committees. Dr. Beauregard has researched and used animal-assisted counseling extensively throughout her career and remains very active in this line of counseling.

Ruth FosterMs. Forster began her educational journey at CTC under the work/study program, going from there to a part-time clerk in the Business Administration department, then from clerk to office manager, all while completing her B.A. and then an M.S. in educational psychology from Capella University. With her new degree, she changed offices and went on to the Distance Education department as a course developer and then an instructional designer. While at CTC, she was able to be part of the creation of the Learning Frameworks course and takes great pride in that participation. She is coming to the end of a second master's in instructional design and online learning through Capella. Forster now works for the Center for Deployment Psychology in Rockville, MD as the curriculum designer for an organization that prepares mental health professionals to work with service members and the issues that arise from life in the military.  When she is not spending time with her grandson (who keeps her quite busy!), she spends her spare time roaming Washington D.C. and getting to know her new home in Maryland.

Lolita GilmoreMs. Gilmore matriculated at Trident International University, Cypress, CA, (B.S, health education, concentration-substance abuse); Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ, (M.S, addiction counseling); and is currently attending North Central University, Phoenix, AZ, (doctorate of psychology in mental health practice). She is passionate about rebuilding broken lives, restoring lost ambition and coaching people to maximize their fullest potential. Her terrain of service expands from working with inner-city youth to the dismal corridors of our nation’s military. Upon retiring as a master sergeant in the United States Army, her roles were served as leader, instructor, minister, counselor, life skills coach and staff trainer for more than 21 years. Her military contributions and humanitarian services extend to various stateside locations and the international community with two 15-month combat tours in Iraq, a three-year tour in Germany and a year-long tour in the Republic of Korea. Community service works include founder and executive director for Teach Them To Love Outreach Ministries, Killeen, TX; Women of Transformation in Philadelphia, PA; volunteer services with Central Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Killeen, TX; licensed minister under Bishop Nathaniel Holcomb; volunteer services with the Refuge Corporation of Copperas Cove, TX; and Family Advocacy Program Victim Advocate and Substance Abuse Program on Fort Hood, TX. Lolita has been married for 20 years with three beautiful children.

Dr. Jennifer HixsonDr. Hixson hails from upstate New York. She spent the first four years out of high school on active duty with the Army and then transitioned to the National Guard where she finished her bachelor's degree with Northwestern University, LA majoring in psychology. She then moved to California where she obtained a doctorate degree in general clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Hixson has recently settled in Tennessee with her husband, Tim, and two children, Coty and Laredo. She is a licensed clinical and school psychologist who specializes in infant mental health and complex/relational trauma. She is also well-versed in spectrum-based disorders and has recently obtained her board-certified behavior analyst certification.

Virginia LucasMs. Lucas received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas A&M University in 1996. In 1998, she earned a Master of Science degree in social work from the University of Texas. After earning an LMSW, she began working as a coordinator of a summer school program for at-risk children for the Bloomington school district in Minnesota. Lucas has previously worked as a lead counselor at Phoebe’s Home in Bryan, a public educator with the Montrose Counseling Center and shelter director at Our Lady of the Angels Maternity Shelter in Temple. In 2002, Lucas also began working for CTC as an adjunct faculty member teaching psychology and social work courses. For the past 12 years, she has loved working with students who want to learn more about the helping professions.

Tiffani MappMs. Mapp has an Associate of Science degree in music from Southwestern Christian College in 1992 and a Bachelor of Science degree in social work from Oklahoma Christian University of Sciences and Arts in 1994. Also, she obtained her Master of Criminal Justice degree in criminal justice administration from the University of Central Texas in 1996 and a post-masters in school counseling from Tarleton State University-Central Texas in 2004. With her diverse background, she has interned in correctional facilities and has worked for the agencies: Communities in Schools, Inc. and Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services/Child Protective Services. In addition, she has worked progressively in the field of Education for more than 20 years serving as a special education teacher and counselor at every school level respectively including briefly in administration. Currently, she is beginning her 12th year as a school counselor and employed in Austin Independent School District in Austin, TX. Mapp is a Diplomate (DAPA) and Certified Relationship Specialist (CRS) with the American Psychotherapy Association since 2014. Utilizing her education, music and mental health training while fusing also her careers as a counselor, independent singer-songwriter and model has given her the opportunity to develop techniques in music therapy and phototherapy for her specialty of school-based mental health counseling and women self esteem coaching/consulting/motivational speaking in her private practice. Mapp is a single parent to a son in high school and loves watching him play basketball. During her free time she enjoys reading, songwriting/recording music, writing and, as a breast cancer survivor, advocating for breast cancer research. With her love of teaching, Mapp is excited about the opportunity to be an adjunct professor at Central Texas College and begin working with students who desire to become professionals in the field of mental health services.

Liesa PavoggiSince 2010, Ms. Pavoggi has worked with students in the CTC Guidance and Counseling department. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Tarleton State University, she completed her master of education in counseling psychology from TAMUCT. As a licensed chemical dependency counselor intern, she started working with clients in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. Her experience includes working in the social service field with children in substitute care, with at-risk youth under supervision, providing counseling to families in the community and subcontracting for a social service agency, providing parent training and conducting Kinship home study evaluations. She is a licensed chemical dependency counselor and is in the process of becoming a licensed professional counselor. Pavoggi has a close family and enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She is looking forward to working with students pursuing a career in the mental health field.

Melissa PhelanMs. Phelan earned a nursing degree from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville in 1988, a Bachelor of Science degree from Tarleton State University in 2009 and a masters degree in education with a minor in psychology from Texas A&M University-Central Texas in 2013.  During the 20 years she was employed in the medical field, she worked in a variety of health care settings. Direct care, case management and supervisory duties in psychiatric hospitals, treatment centers, partial hospitalization programs and hospice care settings have all contributed to her knowledge and experience as a helping professional. She has taught various adult education classes as well as within the public school system. She is interested in helping at-risk youth, particularly, those affected by parental incarceration. Her graduate research study entitled "Educator Insights: Children with Incarcerated Parents,” has been submitted for publication. Phelan feels privileged to be an adjunct professor with Central Texas College and is looking forward to assisting students pursuing a career in the helping professions. She enjoys gardening, reading and traveling and resides in central Texas with her husband Bo.

Robert Stacey Mr. Stacey has been  employed at CTC for more than 12 years and has taught traditional and non-traditional (online) courses in both the Criminal Justice (Protection Management) and the Mental Health Services departments. Professor Stacey has taught a litany of classes during his career including Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drugs, Abnormal Psychology, Crisis Intervention and Group Counseling. He is a proud member of the Central Texas College alumni who went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in liberal arts and a Master of Science degree in counseling psychology. Stacey’s academic background has afforded him the opportunity to obtain licensures as a chemical dependency counselor, professional counselor intern, hostage negotiator, mediation specialist and a drug recognition expert. His career of service to his country and to the community resulted in his retirement from the United States Army and retirement from Temple Police Department. Stacey and his family currently reside in the central Texas area.

Tara Wallace

Ms. Wallace received a Bachelor of Science degree in liberal studies (psychology emphasis) with a minor in sociology from Excelsior College in Albany, NY in 2010. She received a master’s degree in social work from Washburn University in 2013. Her relationship with the Mental Health Services department began as a student in January 2006, employment as office assistant in November 2007 and now as an adjunct faculty member in August 2014. Wallace works as a community outreach specialist for Family Service and Guidance Center in Topeka, KS. She has a passion for working with children and adolescents, especially those with trauma history. She is currently pursuing her LSCSW and completing research to develop an evidenced-based program focused on mental health issues in elementary school-aged children. Wallace serves as a member of the Topeka/Shawnee County Suicide Prevention Coalition which provides community resources and access to information regarding suicide prevention. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering, reading and crocheting.

Dr. Billy WoodsonDr. Woodson has a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from Wayland Baptist University and a Master of Education degree in educational psychology from the University of Oklahoma. He is currently enrolled at Texas A&M University in College Station working toward a Doctorate of Education in curriculum and instruction. Woodson has been employed at CTC since October 2005. His primary position is quality assurance specialist for Distance Education and Educational Technology. He is also an adjunct professor for the Early Childhood Education department and Mental Health Services department. Before coming to CTC, Woodson served as the instructional coordinator for secondary education for the Abilene Independent School District. He retired from the United States Air Force after serving 22 years.