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The Warren Center, a nonprofit agency providing professional evaluations, therapy services and support to children and families impacted by developmental delays and disabilities, has announced two new board members to begin serving the organization in 2020: Kathaleen Bauer and Chris Holm.

Kathaleen Bauer 

“As a new board member, I am extremely impressed by the many services provided by The Warren Center and the caliber of staff and volunteers dedicated to this organization,” said Board Member Kathaleen Bauer. “The Warren Center serves our community in many ways and I am eager to support more programs like Bridge Group. This unique program facilitates the transition from the home to a structured, preschool setting, for children 32-36 months of age to help prepare children for their first day of school. During biweekly classes, therapists work with children to separate from parents more easily, transition smoothly between activities, participate in typical preschool activities (storytime, music, snack, and crafts), and increase expressive and receptive communication skills.”


Kathaleen Bauer is Senior Vice President of Murphy & Sylvest, LLC, a firm which assists individuals and closely-held business owners in the determination of and the accomplishment of their financial goals. She is a long-time member of the Altrusa of Downtown Dallas, Inc., where she has served at the club level as president, vice president as well as chair of multiple committees and projects. She has also served as District Director and Treasurer of Altrusa International Inc. of District Nine. She serves on the Board of Trustees of The Warren Center, is on the Executive Board of the Southern Methodist University Libraries. Kathaleen is a member of the Financial Planning Association® (FPA®).

She is a past board member of the Arthritis Foundation, Dallas region, where she served on the executive committee, as secretary, as Planned Giving Chair and as chair of annual “Commitment to the Cure” breakfast two years in a row. She is a past board member and secretary of the Endowment Foundation for the Tejas Girl Scouts Council.  She is a past member of the eWomen Network. She is also a past member of Women in Film and the Dallas Producers Association. She was a Charter Member of the Women’s Museum. Kathaleen is a past board member of the Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Dallas and was the 2012 Chair of the PURSES WITH A PURPOSE third annual special event, sponsored by Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Dallas.  

Originally from California, Kathaleen is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), is Certified in Long-Term Care Planning (CLTC®) and holds a 65 license and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University.

Kathaleen and her husband, John Bauer, have one daughter and three grandchildren. They are members of Ferndale Club, the SMU Mustangs Club and the Highland Park United Methodist Church.

Chris Holm

Board Member Chris Holm said, “The Warren Center's mission is noble and very much needed in our community. The kind of support they provide is unlike any other organization in our area. My family and I were recipients of ECI services several years ago — and it was highly impactful to us at the beginning of our journey dealing with learning disabilities and other chronic conditions. We're grateful we found The Warren Center early in this process, it's already changing our own family’s outcomes. I hope I can help TWC continue making a positive difference for the thousands served each year.”

Chris Holm currently serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for The Perot Companies, a family-owned enterprise comprised of multiple private companies and business units, including Hillwood and other Perot family interests.  As CIO, Chris is accountable for delivery and evolution of all IT services and systems to the enterprise’s dynamic and entrepreneurial businesses. Chris was previously the Director of IT Risk, Security & Quality for TXU Energy, a Texas-based deregulated electricity retailer, where he was responsible for systems & service security, IT risk management and overall IT quality delivery to stakeholders and customers.  

Prior to TXU, Chris was an Associate Director at Protiviti, leading IT Process Improvement and Security services in the Southwest while supporting engagements globally. He focused on IT governance, IT service management, information security, and IT audit in nearly every industry. Chris started his business career at Arthur Anderson in 1999, after a military career in the U.S. Army culminating as a Captain in the Corps of Engineers, with leadership positions in combat and engineering units around the world.  He is the recipient of the Army’s Meritorious Service Medal and multiple peacetime awards.  

Chris is a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and received his MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1999.  He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for The Warren Center and his local Homeowners Association Board.

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