BCFS Names Ferguson Program Director at BCFS-Kerrville

BCFS Health and Human Services Names Ferguson Program Director at BCFS-Kerrville

Photo: Dennis Ferguson

SAN ANTONIO – BCFS Health and Human Services has named Dennis Ferguson Director of BCFS Health and Human Services-Kerrville. He will office at the BCFS Hill Country Resource Center in Kerrville, Texas.

As director, Ferguson will oversee programs and services of BCFS-Kerrville that serve youth from foster care, as well as youth and families at risk of abuse, neglect, homelessness and other challenges. Ferguson will manage budgets, build community relationships, assess program expansion and identify both public and private support opportunities with corporations, foundations and community partners. He will also serve as the liaison with BCFS-Kerrville’s partners at the BCFS Hill Country Resource Center and will be key in the center’s growth and development.

The BCFS Hill Country Resource Center was built upon the dream of Sandy Cailloux of the Cailloux Foundation, whose vision was to create a unique non-profit block that would bring together various complementary agencies to provide non-duplicative programs and resources for those in need. The center offers “one-stop” services to local children, teens, young adults and families in need.

BCFS-Kerrville programs under Ferguson’s supervision include Preparation for Adult Living (PAL), transitional services for foster youth; Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) program, which provides employment training, educational support and other vital services to assist youth and young adults in achieving success in the workforce goals; Our House transitional apartments for young adults; and Texas Families Together & Safe (TFTS), a parenting education program.

Ferguson will assume the duties of longtime BCFS development officer, Kathleen Maxwell-Rambie, who served as BCFS-Kerrville’s interim director for several months while leadership identified a candidate to fill the director position indefinitely.

Ferguson’s extensive experience includes work in municipal and county governments, child welfare, health education, disability services, nonprofit management and nonprofit ministry. He is a graduate of Northern Arizona University where he earned his MPA in 1983.

“When you do the kind of work that impacts lives on a daily basis, it is imperative that you have excellent leadership in place with the management skills, care and compassion to ensure quality service delivery,” said Celeste Garcia, Executive Director of BCFS Health and Human Services’ Community Services Division. “I am excited to see Dennis fill this important role within the BCFS system. We know he will be a tremendous asset and we look forward to seeing his impact in Kerr County.”

For more information about BCFS-Kerrville, visit DiscoverBCFS.net/Kerrville.