Board of Directors

Wayne Johnson, President –

Wayne is a retired special education teacher.  He graduated Texas A&M University with a degree in Agricultural Economics and has experience in running a farm, banking, pastoring and most recently teaching.  Wayne is currently working as a substitute teacher in the Eanes Independent School District.

Charlene Crump, Vice President –

Charlene is the Founder of the Mary Lee Foundation. Since 1963, Charlene has worked to establish and provide many innovative programs for men, woman and children with disabilities. In 2001 Charlene was awarded the Texas Governor’s Award for Outstanding Service to People with Disabilities.

Joyce Pulich, Secretary –

Joyce is an adjunct instructor in Sociology at Austing Community College.  She was the Financial Manager for the City of Austin for many years.  Joyce is a huge advocate for adults with learning disabilities.

Patrick O’Beirne, Member-

Pat currently serves as a senior relationship manager for Frost’s Commercial Banking Group in Austin, Texas. Pat has over 40 years of commercial banking experience primarily with large regional or money center banks. 

Pat obtained his undergraduate degree in business from the University of Texas at El Paso and his MBA from Texas A&M University.  

Besides being an active father of four children and two grandchildren, he has served in a number of board positions with PeopleFund, has served on the school board and finance committees at St. Theresa’s Catholic School, and he currently serves on the finance committee and board at Catholic Charities of Central Texas and the finance committee for the Diocese of Austin.  Pat is also an ordained deacon for the Diocese of Austin and currently serves at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Northwest Austin.

Bill Martin, Member –

William Martin AIA is a licensed Architect in the State of Texas and Licensed Property Tax Consultant with more than 18 years experienced in valuing both Commercial and Residential properties in Austin and Central Texas. Former Vice-Chair of Travis Appraisal Review Board with experience in conducting and/or hearing more than 5,000 property value appeal cases over a 6 year period while serving on that board.

Beth Weber, Member –

Beth is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Master’s of Science in Social Work.  She spent two years in her 20’s as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Puerto Rico and Lima, Peru where she assisted a Peruvian doctor to provide medical care to indignent “Indians”.  Beth worked for 30 years with the Texas Department of Public Welfare, Human Services and Health.  She enjoys gardening, bird watching, exploring the outdoors, listening to classical music and learning about social/medical and spiritual growth.

Mike Peays, Member –

Mike is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines.  He spent 30 years working as an engineer in the oil and gas industry.  He has been married to his wife Margie for 50 years and has 3 adult children and 10 grand children.  Mike is the guardian of his sister who lives here at the Mary Lee Foundation.  He serves on the Board from a keen sense of gratitude and appreciation for the mission and the legacy of the Mary Lee Foundation.  Mike is privledged to serve on the Board.