Kristi Taylor, Executive Director
Kristi Taylor is an attorney with over 20 years of experience in child and family advocacy and policymaking. She was the first Supreme Court of Texas Staff Attorney for Children, Youth, and Families in 2006 and was instrumental in establishing the Supreme Court Children's Commission in 2007. Ms. Taylor later served as Assistant Director of the Children's Commission, focusing her efforts on the well-being of children in foster care on issues relating to mental health, psychotropic medication, trauma-informed care, disproportionality and disparities for children of color, state/tribal collaboration, and LGBT Youth.
In 2017, Ms. Taylor led the planning committee for a statewide judicial commission and was named the Executive Director of the Judicial Commission on Mental Health in 2018. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors in Finance from the University of Texas and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law.