Our Board


Board Chair | CEO, All Web Leads

Bill is the current Chair of Side by Side Kids. He joined the board in June 2008 and most recently served as the Chairman of the Love More Kids Expansion Campaign Committee.

Bill and his wife, Laurel, have lived in Austin since 1999 after 19 years in the San Francisco area. They have two children with spouses and four grandchildren who live in New York and Virginia. Bill and Laurel are members of Lake Hills Church.

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Vice Chair | President, Integer Holdings Cardiac Rhythm Management and Neuromodulation

Joel is a follower of Christ and he and his family reside in Austin and attend Austin Ridge Bible Church - Southwest. He is married to Sara and they have three children, Maxwell, Sophie and Simon.

Professionally Joel has spent twenty-five years in the healthcare and medical technology fields. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of XchangeLabs, a healthcare software company.


Secretary | Attorney, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Taylor joined the board in November 2017. A native Austinite, Taylor grew up in some of Austin’s public schools. He and his wife Erin have two boys – Jimmy (3) and John David (1). They have been active members of All Saints Presbyterian Church for the last decade.

Taylor is an administrative and environmental lawyer at Vinson & Elkins LLP, an international law firm based in Houston, Texas. He helps clients develop and permit...

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Treasurer | SVP of Sales, US; Impero Software

Michael began serving on the board in November 2008. Michael served as Vice Chairman in 2009 and 2010, and as Chairman in 2011 and 2012. Currently, he serves as the Treasurer.

Michael was born and raised in Northern California, and has an undergraduate degree in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Michael moved with his...

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Board Member | Partner, Vianovo

Mike joined the board in 2010 and has served as Chair (2013-2015, 2017-2018), Vice Chair (2011-2013) and head of the Development Committee (2010-2013). He was a Side by Side volunteer tutor in 2006-2007 and has been involved in afterschool programs in several other cities.

A native Texan, Mike grew up in Houston. He and his wife Brooke moved to Austin from Chicago in 2006 and have three daughters – Grace (11), Mercy (9) and Bella (5)....


Curriculum Committee | Emeritus Professor, UT Austin

Martha began serving on the Board since 2008. Currently, she is Chair of the Program and Curriculum Committee.

Martha has lived in Austin since 1988. She is originally from Bolivia where she grew up and lived until she was 29 years old. She initially attended the Sucre Teachers College in Bolivia, graduating as an Elementary School Teacher. Later, as an Agency for International Development Fellow, she graduated from New Mexico...

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Board Member | Desktop Publisher

Diane began serving on the board in November 2010 and has been the Secretary since 2013. She has been volunteering at Community New Start since 2005 and has served as a liaison between CNS/SBSK and Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church since then.

Diane has been married to Kerry Pollard since 1996 when they combined their six kids ages 7-16. Now they’ve added a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law and three grandchildren. She and Kerry have...

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Love More Kids Committee | Board Director

Jim has more than 25 years experience in CEO, COO, CFO and board director positions in high-growth technology companies.

Currently, Jim serves on several boards, including Director of Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO), a developer and provider of online banking software and services to community banks and credit unions, Director of DISCO, a venture backed provider of ediscovery solutions for law firms, corporations and government agencies, and...


Board Member | Associate Booking Agent, The Booking Biz

Julie Ann Hartman joined the SBSK board of directors in June 2019. Julie Ann and her husband, Doug, have lived in Austin since 1993. They have four children, Benjamin (24), Samuel (22), Alexander (19), and Thomas (18). Julie Ann and Doug are active members of Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Julie Ann earned her BA in Elementary Education from Wake Forest University graduating magna cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She taught...