Our Team: Board of Directors

Katie Olse

Board Member Since 2022

Katie Olse was appointed CEO of the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services and the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies 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 Chief of Staff for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). She served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Executive Commissioner of HHSC for two state agencies: DFPS and 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 child maltreatment 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.

Katie currently serves as the Vice President of the National Organization for State Associations for Children, Commissioner on the Supreme Court of Texas Commission on Children and Families, member of the Texas Public Private Partnership and Committee on Advancing Residential Practices.

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