Board Members

Julie Damian (Founder/CEO)
Interim Chair: Marketing, Park, & Volunteer Committees

Julie Damian is a mother to three boys, a former small business owner, and an educator.  She taught in Georgetown ISD for 8 years as a high school Professional Communication teacher, Debate Coach, and Kindergarten teacher.  

 

In March of 2018, Julie’s middle son Kade died in a tragic accident.  The Playful Child Foundation is a work of heart for Julie.  She is passionate about creating healthy, strong, resilient children through play and developmentally appropriate activities.  Joy is the heart of play.  Kade reminded our family of that daily.  He lived his life to the fullest and spread love and happiness during his 1065 days on Earth.  The Playful Child has been created in Kade’s memory and honor.  We love you, little man!

 
Jenna Fleming (Mental Health & President)
Chair: Governance Committee

Jenna Fleming has over 18 years of experience working with children and families and a deep love of the Georgetown community.  She is a Licensed Professional and Nationally Board Certified Counselor and the owner of Georgetown Child & Family Counseling. Jenna is a former educator and school counselor.  She earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from St. Andrews University and an M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from Texas State University. 

 

Jenna is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Practitioner, which is an attachment-based method of helping children with difficult backgrounds and behaviors.  She holds advanced training in TF-CBT, Gottman Level 1 and Trauma and Loss in Children. Jenna is a speaker and trainer locally and for Franklin Covey Education.  Additionally, she has developed and delivers the Deeply Rooted Parenting Program, which is focused on healthy and strong family relationships and parenting support. 

 

Of all her training, Jenna considers her highest credential to be her experiences as a former kid and teenager who really struggled with her own issues and confidence.   Today as a wife and mother, she does her best to grow personally and spiritually through learning life’s many lessons. Jenna's deep belief that families are the foundation of a community, drives a passion to serve caregivers, children, and families.  

Rachel Hancock 
Chair: Resource Development Committee

Rachel has always enjoyed connecting with the people in her community. She has a bright personality, a “can-do” attitude, and a love for all things local. 

 

Rachel owns Something Social, a local art company that specializes in joyful illustrations. In March of 2020, Rachel developed a fundraising program, Art with Heart. In just three months, Rachel raised over $10,000 for the local downtown community of business owners. 

 

Rachel and her husband, Zane, live in the heart of Georgetown with their children, Kennedy and Miles. They enjoy strolling the historic downtown square, going to local events, and hiking down the many nature paths Georgetown has to offer.

John Hancock (Treasurer)
Chair: Finance Committee

 
 

Interns

Rieley Moeller (Social Media)

Rieley is about to begin her junior year in college, majoring in Mass Communication and minoring in Journalism. She is passionate about connecting with others, making music, and learning. As Rieley continues to grow, she is excited to be a part of The Playful a Child and seeks to share the message of the importance of time spent with family and loved ones. 

We are super excited to have Rieley join our small but mighty team!  If you are interested in volunteering or becoming an intern, contact us today!

Join the movement to create a world with healthier, happier children, families, and communities!

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