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Katie Olse
Executive Director

Katie Olse was appointed executive director of the Alliance in December of 2016. She formerly served as the Deputy Commissioner for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). Prior to her role as Deputy Commissioner she was Associate Commissioner for DFPS and Chief of Staff for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. She served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Executive Commissioner for DFPS and the former Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. She was previously the Director of the Center for Consumer and External Affairs at DFPS where she worked closely with the DFPS Commissioner and the Legislature on critical issues within the child protection, regulatory, adult protective and prevention/early intervention realms.

Prior to joining the HHS system, she was the executive director of a statewide nonprofit organization where she worked on health and human services issues as well as other issues including education, criminal justice, and mental health. Katie has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and has completed graduate studies at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Sarah Combs Boruff
Association Manager

Sarah Combs Boruff joined the Alliance as policy analyst and program coordinator in 2007. She participates in various state policy and regulatory meetings, tracks and analyzes legislative and regulatory issues, researches and writes on issues that affect members, and serves as a resource to Alliance member agencies. Sarah also manages the planning and development of the annual Texas Child Care Administrators Conference.

Before joining the Alliance, Sarah was the Director of Communications for  the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association, a tax policy think tank in Austin, and worked for many years as an editor for an Austin-based educational publishing company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

Alliance Phone: 512/892-2683

Fax: 512/892-6977


Address: 409 West 13th Street, Austin, Texas 78701-1824

The Alliance offices are located at the corner of West 13th and Guadalupe Streets, just west of the Capitol in the Penthouse Condominium Building. There is an entrance on the right lower side of the building as you stand on West 13th facing the building with our sign on the door. Office hours are from 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday.

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