Meet the Brownwood Management Team
Carey Hartin – Regional Director
Carey Hartin graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. She worked several years, case managing adults with mental illness, and then joined A World for Children in 2003. She worked as a case manager, foster home developer, case manager supervisor, and currently is the Regional Director for the Brownwood and Wichita Falls offices.
Yvonne Velazquez – Foster Family Specialist
Yvonne Velazquez is the Foster Family Specialist in the San Angelo area. She began her work with Families and Children in 2013 and joined A World for Children in 2017. Yvonne graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and The University of Texas at Arlington with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, specializing in Families and Children. Since becoming a part of the AWFC family, she has dedicated herself to the mission and is deeply engaged in the call to develop a foster care community in San Angelo. “Foster care is the call to love in a cloud of uncertainties but with the confidence of one guarantee – it’s always worth it. Always.” –Jason Johnson
Na’Talya Payne – Foster Family Specialist
Na’Talya Payne is the Foster Family Specialist for the Brownwood area. She graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. She has worked several years in the case management field working with juvenile offenders, at risk youth living in community based programs, and youth/adults with mental health issues, and then she joined A World for Children in 2009. She worked as a case manager for many years and was recently promoted to Foster Family Specialist in 2020. She has always had the drive and passion to help children/youth heal from their brokenness, guide and direct them to a better life, and build lasting, genuine relationships; which she becomes a support system for them while in care and when they age out of care. She is very committed to her foster children and families; she goes above and beyond to ensure they have what they need. She Thanks God for placing her in this agency to give her an opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life and to fulfill AWFC’s Mission of Changing The World, One Child At A Time.