July 20, 2022

Angel Pittman appointed new Executive Director!

New Executive Director: Angel Pittman

We are a rapidly growing Austin-based nonprofit committed to making tomorrow better than today by supporting and empowering children, youth, and families involved with Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) and we have hired a new Executive Director to lead us through our next chapter of growth, Angel Pittman.

Angel has spent 15 years as Vice President of Touching Miami with Love through the support of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and prior to that, she led children’s programs for the Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corporation. A graduate of Baylor University, Angel has a history of putting systems in place that will be essential as PFC continues to grow as an organization, ensuring accountability, transparency, and the efficient deployment of resources. She has a proven track record in fundraising and managing budgets, engaging with community partners, and leading high-performing teams.

“Angel is a dynamic, experienced leader who will be a perfect cultural fit for our organization,” said PFC Board Chair-elect Christy Rome, who led the search committee. “She has dedicated her career to supporting children in high-risk populations, has lived experience as a foster parent, and understands the deep issues affecting historically underserved communities.”  

Pittman succeeds Kori Gough, who has led PFC since 2013. Under Gough’s leadership, PFC grew from an operating budget of $600,000 with 4 staff to over $2.8 million with a staff of 18 and took on the leadership of several new programs and initiatives including the Heart Gallery of Central TexasFoster Community, and Kids in a New Groove (KING). She also helped grow the organization’s existing programs; expanding Rainbow Room support from 2-3 days’ worth of basic-necessity items to include rent, utilities, and food assistance and expanding our program service area to cover all Central Texas and Waco. 

“Kori has been a phenomenal Executive Director,” Board Chair Ryan Willett said. “Through her passion, energy, and creativity, she has amplified the organization’s impact in Central Texas and elevated its voice at the state and national level. We are incredibly grateful for her steady leadership, her big heart, and her decade of exemplary service to children, youth, and families.”

Angel will officially start on July 5th working alongside Kori for several months to ensure a seamless transition into the next chapter of growth for PFC.

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