Vice President & Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs
Mandi Sheridan Kimball has been advocating for Texas’ children since 2004. In January 2006, she became CHILDREN AT RISK’s Public Policy Analyst and quickly made her way to Director. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Houston and received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from St. Edwards in Austin, Texas. Social justice is a priority on Mandi’s advocacy agenda. Her experience and knowledge of the Texas Legislature has assisted her efforts in achieving quality care and services to Texas’ most vulnerable youth in the areas of early education, human trafficking, juvenile justice/mental health, public education, and food insecurity. Mandi overseas the Public Policy and Law Center’s advocacy efforts, all policy briefs and bills drafted and filed by the Center, and provides expert testimony to support positive policy changes. Mandi is highly active within communities in Texas and serves in leadership capacities on multiple local and state coalitions. In 2011, Mandi received the University Of Houston Graduate College Of Social Work Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award. Furthermore, Mandi works to build coalitions with community stakeholders, business stakeholders, non-profits, and service providers, to ensure a united front of child advocates.