Board of Directors

 Sabine Medrano

Sabine is the Founder and President of Run Free Texas. She has extensive experience in working with adolescents across several agencies including Department of Child Protective Services, Settlement Home of Austin and Williamson County Juvenile Services. She received her B.A. in Psychology from St. Edward’s University and completed an internship at a therapeutic group home. She attained her MA in Counseling and is eligible to become a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern. She is an avid runner and always had a passion for assisting and guiding individuals through their unique circumstances in order for them to become successful functioning beings.

 Miranda Villarreal

Miranda Villarreal is Co-Founder and Secretary of Run Free Texas.  She spent the past several years working in the juvenile probation field in Brazoria County and Williamson County and also spent time in the health and wellness industry.  Miranda received her Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Houston – Clear Lake in the fields of Criminology and Sociology. She is a passionate, ambitious person that is excited about the opportunity to continue working with at-risk youth.

 Karen Swenson, M. D.

Dr. Karen Swenson has provided gynecological and obstetrical care in private practice since 1985. Her philosophy of care emphasizes open communication and working with patients to achieve wellness, including attention to how thoughts and feelings affect health. She has been consistently rated a “Super Doctor” by Texas Monthly. Dr. Swenson earned a BS in Nutrition Science with highest honors from The University of California, Davis in 1976. She received her medical training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, graduating in 1981. In 1985, she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of California Medical Center at Irvine. She founded our practice with Dr. Diana Weihs in 1985. Dr. Swenson is active in the Seton Network medical community. She is a member of the St. Luke’s Society, which provides specialty care to the Seton Community Clinic patients. She is a founding member of the Austin Center For Sexual Medicine, which provides specialty care and consultation for sexual dysfunction. Dr. Swenson is also slated to become Chief of Staff in 2010 at Seton Medical Center-Austin. She has two children; Grace Katherine and Winston. Both of her children were delivered at Seton by Dr. Weihs.

Our Support Team

 Elizabeth Prososki

Hope is the marketing and fundraising coordinator for Run Free Texas. She has three years of collective experience in marketing activities, and relishes the opportunity to use her skills for such a valuable opportunity. In addition to her background in marketing, she is seeking her teaching certificate in secondary education. Her varied skill set and passion for running will help Run Free Texas in their journey to change lives. Hope says: “I love running, but that hasn’t always been the case. I started running so 30 minutes felt like a privilege instead of a chore. I run as often and as far as I can.” When she’s not hitting the pavement, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and eating healthy and awesome foods, which as you know is easy to do in Austin. Hope believes that fitness can change the world and intends on proving that along with Run Free Texas.

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