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Katie Renner Olse

Executive director, Texas Alliance of Child & Family Services

Katie Renner Olse is Executive Director of the Texas Alliance of Child & Family Services. She was deputy commissioner of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and worked in a number of positions in the state's health and human services system.

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Answering the call for Texas’ children

The Texas Legislature, on average, has consistently funded only 80 percent of what it costs to provide for children in foster care. On average, community foster care and partner providers who provide specialized services for acutely traumatized children lose money every day they care for a child.