FSS Board of Directors


​Family Support Services of Amarillo has an all-volunteer board of directors that plays a crucial role in determining the mission of FSS, ensuring that the organization continues to operate in the best interest of the people we serve. FSS Directors are elected by the board; they serve for three years and may serve two consecutive terms.


For further information about the FSS Board of Directors, please contact CEO Jim Womack 806-342-2500.




Cheryl Stallings

Board President


Raised in Amarillo, TX, Cheryl has worked in the finance Industry for over 30 years. Cheryl has been involved with FSS since 2009, and currently serves as the FSS Board President; she has actively chaired the annual FSS Harley Party for 9 years Cheryl has a heart for service and is very active in the community.


Her FSS involvement includes:

  • Family Support Services Harley Party Chair 2008-2017
  • Family Support Services Board Member 2009-2015
  • Family Support Giving Heart Award 2010
  • Family Support Volunteer of the Year 2011
  • Family Support Services Board Member 2017
  • Family Support Services Board President 2018


Other community involvement includes Beta Sigma Phi City Council Women of the Year 2015, Maverick Boys Girl Club board, the Amarillo Harley Owners Group, Daughters of The Nile, Ambucs board, Amarillo

Panhandle Humane Society; City of Amarillo 2009 Paw of Approval Award, Original Annual Toy Run

Coordinator 2010-2017, and the Amarillo Crime Stoppers board

Cheryl enjoys riding her motorcycle, traveling, and enjoys being with family.


“My heart is with FSS, all of the programs they have to help the community, and the people they touch each year. I am proud to be on my second term with such a great agency!”








Jay Polvadore

Board Treasurer


Jay was raised in Crosbyton, TX and moved to Lubbock TX after graduating high school.  He eventually went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology from LeTourneau University.


During college Jay began working as a bank teller and ultimately made the choice to make banking his career.  After making the move to Amarillo in 2014, when his husband was accepted into Texas Tech School of Pharmacy, he began in his current position as a Customer Service Manager for Amarillo National Bank.


Jay was inspired to get involved with Family Support Services after growing up in a home with domestic violence.  Years later, in 2013, Jay’s younger step-sister was murdered during a domestic violence incident.  He has made a commitment to sharing his story and finding ways to get involved in the mission to spread awareness of domestic violence and to help others find the help that they need.


Jay enjoys spending his free time reading, watching documentaries, spending time with his husband and dogs, as well as traveling.







Robin Malone

Board Secretary


Robin is a native of Amarillo, Texas. Robin received her J.D. from Creighton University School of Law in 1996, and began her legal career that same year as a criminal prosecutor for Douglas County, Nebraska.  Eventually, she became the supervising attorney over the Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit.  During this time, Robin also worked as an adjunct professor for Creighton University School of Law.


Robin eventually returned to Amarillo and in 2008, she open the doors of her law practice.  During her tenure as a solo practitioner, she navigated those affected by family violence through the legal system by assisting them in seeking and obtaining various legal remedies, including protective orders and child custody and support orders.


Currently, Robin serves as the Coordinator for the Legal Studies Program at Amarillo College.  As Coordinator, she has challenged students to realize their potential, to achieve goals of graduating and working in the legal community.  In 2015, she created the first Amarillo College Walk-in Legal Clinic to assist students who face legal issues.


Robin has been committed to serving the community for many years.  She has participated in many community service projects.  She regularly participates in pro bono legal clinics and workshops.  Also, as a member of Anderson Chapel Sanctuary of Praise, Robin helps provide food to the Amarillo homeless population as well as providing school supplies to needy children.


​Robin loves spending time with family, traveling, and serving the community. Each day, Robin reminds herself that happiness does not depend on external conditions, instead happiness is attitude driven.





Ernesto Guzman


Ernesto came back home to the Texas Panhandle in 2003 after living in the Concho Valley for many years. A proud Texan, Ernesto graduated high school in the tiny town of Christoval, Texas in 1995 and attended a small trade school in nearby San Angelo. Before graduating from American Commercial College in 1998, he began working with an architectural design firm in San Angelo and has been in the architectural design field ever since.


Ernesto has been with the long-time Amarillo firm of Shiver-Megert and Associates Architects and Engineers since his return to the Panhandle. In 2012 Ernesto attained the designation of LEED Green Associate. Leadership in Energy and  Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system designed by the United States Green Building Council to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage sustainable design.


Ernesto came to Family Support Services in 2013 by volunteering with the annual Mardi Gras Party and then the Harley Party, before becoming a board member. Ernesto is also a member of the facilities committee at Family Support Services. Ernesto will continue to proudly serve the board of directors and volunteer for the annual fundraisers.


In his spare time Ernesto loves to be behind the lens of a camera searching for that classic black and white American photograph. Ernesto also loves to research his Native American and European roots and claims he learns something new about it every day.







Becky Murphy


Becky was born in Lubbock, and has lived in Amarillo for the last twenty years. In her early twenties, Becky adopted her niece and her two nephews and has raised them as her own. She enjoys spending time with her husband, their young son, and their four dogs. The Murphy family’s free time is filled with lots of dear friends, various home improvement projects, and making their world-famous tacos.


Becky has worked in cosmetics at Dillard’s for the last sixteen years, and is currently a cosmetics manager. What was supposed to be a part-time summer job turned into a career; and with that, a passion for makeup and empowering women of all ages to find confidence and their own beauty.


Becky’s passion for helping families break the cycle of abuse stems from her personal experiences with domestic violence and sexual abuse. It was thanks to resources like Family Support Services that Becky’s mother was able to escape her violent husband and start over. She feels her involvement with FSS is a way to honor her mother and has been part of a healing process for her.


Though it’s been a long road, Becky is working towards earning her degree in Psychology and Social Work to further help families in the Panhandle.






Brad Baldridge

Brad is the Director of Customer and Community Relations for the Texas-New Mexico operations of Xcel Energy. Brad is a native of Pampa and earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1999 from Texas Tech University. He started work that same year with Xcel Energy’s Southwestern Public Service Co. as a distribution engineer in the Lubbock office. He later served as a substation maintenance engineer and manager of Distribution Design Engineering before taking the position of director of Distribution Engineering, Construction and Maintenance in the company’s Texas North Division in Amarillo in 2011. Baldridge assumed the role of senior director in 2014. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of Texas and New Mexico.








Nathan Morrow


My name is Nathan Morrow.  I am married to my beautiful wife Chelsea and have a 5 year old daughter named Cami Kay so I have no real spare time. I enjoy teaching her new things.  My wife is a counselor so I think that gives me a different perspective than most people on issues like homelessness and poverty.  I want to help to work to make Amarillo a friendly more understanding place to people of different religions, race and sexual orientation.







Carla Burr


Carla Burr is originally from Liberal, KS, but calls herself a Texan, having lived here now most of her life.  She moved to Canyon to attend WTAMU and graduated from there with a BA in Mass Communications.  Carla was hired by the Amarillo Police Dept in 1993 as a police dispatcher. In 1996, she attended the Amarillo Police academy and has worked for APD ever since. She is currently assigned as the Sergeant over the Crime Prevention Unit and Public Information officer for the Amarillo Police Department. Carla enjoys running and CrossFit. She also enjoys traveling around the US and also has been to Iceland, France and England






Kelly Lindley


Kelly currently serves as Sr. Branch Operating Officer at Happy State Bank. Her responsibilities include overseeing all 35 branches from an Operations and Retail perspective. She ensures all branch operations are running smoothly! With 21 years of banking experience, Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge to her place of employment; Happy State Bank. She’s from the big town of Booker, Texas but has lived in Canyon since 1997. On top of her banking expertise, Kelly graduated with a Bachelors in Business Management. Kelly and her Husband Jason have 2 children, Braelly and Brixton. When Kelly isn’t working, she loves to spend her time shopping, fishing, and “chasing two very active kids.” Kelly loves to work hard and have fun, she has a true passion for customer service and doing the right thing.






Julie Godwin


Julie is Assistant Vice President for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, supporting Commercial and Agri-Business for 25 years. Julie's service for Family Support Services includes being a board member, fundraiser committee member, program volunteer, and Harley Party vendor chair. She has been on the Presidential volunteer Honor Roll for over 10 years supporting her passion of being involved in the community and helping change lives through local non-profit organizations. “Family Support Services allows me to touch lives in so many different ways helping those in need. I have seen many incredible things happen and alter the future of so many of our local community. It is an honor and such an amazing feeling to get to be a part of that.”






David Meraz

David Meraz graduated from West Texas A&M University with a Bachelors in Mass Communication. He has been the Marketing Manager at Street Volkswagen since 2013, but has worked for the Street Auto Group since 2012. While he is not working, David enjoys traveling to new places. Some of his favorite getaways are in Mexico, Spain, and anywhere northeast in the U.S. David loves to run and is often seen throughout the community volunteering at different organizations





Alex Yarbrough

Alex Yarbrough is an associate at Sprouse Shrader Smith PLLC where he practices civil litigation. He devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing cities, counties, law enforcement, and the railroad industry.


Alex received his bachelor’s degree from Angelo State University in 2007 and earned his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2011. Alex and his wife, Kelsey, are the proud parents of three-year-old Payton and eight- month-old Zane.






​Carole Hill






Sabre McLean


Sabre was raised in Amarillo, Texas and graduated from Amarillo High School and West Texas A&M with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. Sabre has been a social worker for 24 years: ten years at Texas Panhandle MHMR and 14 years with Amarillo ISD as a Social Worker for San Jacinto Elementary.  Sabre also works for Heal the City Free Clinic as their Social Worker.


Sabre has been an FSS board member since January 2018.   Her other past and present community involvement includes:
 Eveline River's Christmas Workshop Board for 6 years
 Red Cross Mental Health Disaster Team
 Junior League
 United Way Team Leader for 12 years
 YMCA Board for 2 years


Sabre was raised in Amarillo, Texas and graduated from Amarillo High School and West Texas A&M with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. Sabre has been a social worker for 24 years: ten years at Texas Panhandle MHMR and 14 years with Amarillo ISD as a Social Worker for San Jacinto Elementary.  Sabre also works for Heal the City Free Clinic as their Social Worker.