Jamie Bernstein, Executive Director

Jamie Bernstein joined the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families in May 2014 and became the Executive Director in June 2020. Jamie began her legal career in New York where she represented children in child protection and delinquency proceedings. She ha ...

Milbrey Raney, Assistant Director

Milbrey E. Raney joined the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families in April 2012. She is responsible for attorney training and education primarily through the Trial Skills Training program, webinars, and scholarships, as well as providing staff support ...

Jessica Arguijo, Communications Manager

Jessica Arguijo joined the Children’s Commission in August 2013 and serves as the communications manager responsible for the execution and delivery of print and digital materials, website development, and social media management. She enjoys aiding the extensive work of the judiciary for the child we ...

Renee Castillo-De La Cruz, Staff Attorney

Renee Castillo-De La Cruz joined the Supreme Court of Texas for the Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families in November 2019. Her primary areas of focus are the improvement of educational outcomes for children and youth in the Texas foster care system and on meaningful access ...

Tiffany Edwards, Executive Assistant

Tiffany Edwards has been employed with the State of Texas since May of 2008 and joined the Children’s Commission in May of 2018. Tiffany assists the Statewide Trauma Informed Care Collaborative and Legal Representation Committee and workgroups. She is excited to continue to learn and support efforts ...

Jocelyn Fowler, Staff Attorney

Jocelyn Fowler joined the Supreme Court of Texas for the Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families in May 2018. She began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable John L. Call, Jr., Presiding Judge of the Family Division in Burlington County, New Jersey. In 2012, Jocely ...

Monica Mahoney, Program Specialist

Monica Mahoney joined the Children's Commission in April 2015 after serving as an administrative assistant at the Office of the Attorney General. She enjoys learning about the important work being done across the state to improve the child welfare system and providing support throughout the process. ...

Chelsea Martinez, Executive Assistant

Chelsea Martinez joined the Children’s Commission in January 2020 after serving as an administrative assistant at the Texas Education Agency. Chelsea assists with the Foster Care and Education, legal representation, and the Dual Status Task Force. She is excited to continue to learn and support effo ...

Dylan Moench, Director of Legal Representation

Dylan S. Moench joined the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families in October of 2016. His focus is on improving outcomes for Texas children through projects on parent resources, legal representation, mediation, and the Texas Board of Legal Specializatio ...

Patrick Passmore, Grant Administrator

Patrick Passmore spent three years with the Supreme Court of Texas Clerk’s Office as a Deputy Clerk before joining the Children’s Commission in October 2015. He joined the Army after high school and was part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Kosovo. Patrick received his Bachelor of Business Administr ...

Andrea Vicencio, Program Specialist

Andrea Vicencio began her state career with the Texas Workforce Commission in 2008 and joined the Children’s Commission in October 2015. She enjoys learning how the Commission is making a difference in the child welfare system and providing assistance to the process. During her time away from the of ...