Gisele Schaefer, Chair

I have lived in Round Rock, Texas since 1991 and before that lived in Florida, Saudi Arabia and Pennsylvania. Born and raised in a small town in western PA, I am an avid football fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers but also loves the Pirates and the Penguins(also the Oregon Ducks). I also have a degree in Consumer Services with a minor in Business.

I am the proud wife of almost 38 years to my wonderful husband Joe and an even prouder Mom of 2 beautiful children. My daughter Kristiana graduated from TX State (summa cum laude!) in May and my son Erick volunteers with the Round Rock Serving Center, Heroes Night Out and with the Round Rock 4th of July parade. My husband and I have owned and operated a family entertainment center in Round Rock for 14 years and now I work for a publishing company.

In the fall of 2000 our world changed forever when our son ended up in jail for threatening to commit suicide. We soon learned, after many painful months, that our son was diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder. I joined the Williamson County Mental Health Task Force where I served for several years and advocated for our loved ones living with Mental Health Issues since that time. Watching our son struggle with this illness made me realize that I will forever be his advocate and that is why joining this Board means so much to me. I want a place where my son and others can find friendship and learn from each other the special gifts that all those living with Mental health Issues and Substance Abuse issues can share not only with each other but with the world.

Pavilion will bring that and so much more to our Community as well as help take the stigma away from those working towards recovery and wellness. This Clubhouse can change everything and offer a place for friendship, pathways to employment, continued wellness, and the resources to live a life of hope.

Travis Black, Secretary

Travis Black was born in Dallas, Texas home of America's Team, the Dallas Cowboys, of which he has been a longtime fan since the age of 5. Travis has a degree in psychology, and minors in religion and history.
Travis worked and retired after 30 years in various areas in IT Department at The State Board of Insurance from Computer Operations, Unix Administration, and Desktop Support. He loves music, is also a musician who played drums in various types of bands in his youth and for years now he has enjoyed being the drummer for the Round Rock Presbyterian Praise Team. Travis is also in his fourth year of session at the church and is on numerous committees. He is happily married to Karen, his magnificent and lovely wife, of almost 40 years. Karen is the Presbyterian pastor at First Presbyterian in Taylor, Texas. They have raised beagles in the past, but currently love raising their beautiful English Foxhounds. Karen is a Master Gardner, and Travis is in charge of their vegetable gardens at home.
Travis is also a diehard Longhorn fan and has had season tickets to the baseball games for 36 years. He is a charter member of the Wild Bunch. Karen and Travis have two children, Carly and Kevin. Kevin is the reason that Travis is proud and honored to be a board member for the Pavilon Clubhouse of Round Rock. Kevin is a 28 year old substance abuse adult, who continues to struggle with recovery.

Dr. Rose Herr, Treasurer

Rose is a practicing pharmacist and pharmacy manager with a nationwide chain. This was a career change from social work, during which time she served clients in the areas of hospital discharge planning, substance abuse treatment, jail diversion, crisis intervention, housing grants, and case management. She received her BA in social work from Texas Tech University, MS in social work from the University of Texas at Austin and finally, her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Rose loves all things botanical, travel and dancing. No one says she's good at it, but she tries anyway. She's the mother of two beautiful, sassy daughters. If you can't find her, she's probably at Jason's Deli, making them rethink the cost of their unlimited salad bar.

Ben Miller

Ben grew up in Ohio and also lived in Northern Virginia and Indianapolis before moving to Austin about 12 years ago. Ben studied Literature at Virginia Tech and has continued to pursue writing and literature as a passion since then. Ben has lived with mental illness roughly since he was 20 years old (around 2001) and have found that recovery is only possible with good peer support, which is why he is excited that we are finally opening Pavilion in Round Rock!

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Rev. Dr. Catherine Craley

Rev. Dr.  Catherine Craley was raised in beautiful Western Pennsylvania by a great menagerie of loving parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. A Presbyterian since birth, her local congregation inspired a passion in her for the ministry of Jesus Christ and the role of the church in the life of young people, families, and all generations.

Catherine has a degree in Christian Thought from Grove City College  in Grove City, PA and a Master of Divinity Degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She has also completed a Doctor of Ministry degree in Reformed Christian Spirituality from Pittsburgh Seminary. Before arriving at Round Rock, she served as an Associate Pastor in a large congregation in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Catherine married her high school winter dance date, Rocky Craley. They enjoy traveling, watching movies with their dog Luna, hanging out in Austin and cheering on the 6-time Super Bowl champs, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Catherine is proud to be a  board member for the Pavilion Clubhouse of Round Rock, a mental health ministry serving the local community.  Email her at

Anne Griffith

Helping someone, through sharing things that I've learned or experienced in my lifetime, has always brought me great joy. I am honored to be a member of this board and excited to be a Peer Support Leader here at Pavilion. I moved to Texas with my 9 month old daughter and husband in 1986. I love Brushy Creek and so when I became a single mom I chose to stay in the area to raise my three children.

In 1999 I decided to find a church home for my children and I. I was totally drawn to N. Austin Community Church. It's where the kids & I met my husband and where the church hired me to be their administrator. I had graduated from Palm Beach Junior College with an Associate in Arts - Business Admin. and Florida Atlantic University with a BA in  Business Administration-Marketing. I thought the teens at the church lacked a voice, so I founded the youth group. On Sundays I volunteered to teach children's church . My husband & I were both on the worship team. We were married at the church in 2000. I went from lonely single mom to having a husband & a church family that loved us all.

I thought I'd still be there at 80. Instead, after only 9 months, I was constantly getting sick, struggling to keep up with the demands of my job. It had been only a year but with several bouts of pneumonia the pastor suggested I take off time to heal. After meeting with seven different specialists I understood that I would never get to return to work. Nine years later my husband & I separated.

Between the physical & emotional loss I became so depressed. I then went to Bluebonnet Community Services, where I met Gordon Butler. Not long ago he told me about this project he was working on and how he thought I would be good at peer support, at helping others. Now Pavilion is an exciting reality, a reality I hope to see constantly evolving with it's members. I've heard it said that when God closes a door he opens a window. I am definitely a believer.

Lee Bergeron

Lee emerged from the Cajun swamps around Lafayette, Louisiana with early schooling at a Catholic convent. He spent a little time around Beaumont, Texas before enrolling at Texas A&M to study for a degree in mathematics and receive an Air Force commission. He also met his beautiful future wife while at A&M.

During his over 20-year Air Force pilot career, he amassed over 8,000 flying hours including Vietnam combat duty. He also held several leadership and management positons, earned an MBA and retired as Lt. Colonel. Also during this time of frequent travel, his amazing wife raised four great kids nearly all on her own. Following retirement, Lee became an airline pilot, taught high school math and worked with a kid’s special-needs class, taught technology at a junior college, worked in personnel for a major defense contractor, worked for the grand State of Texas as Actions Officer in Emergency Management, was trained in veteran's counseling, and played golf and tennis and ran track. Especially significant during this time, the family lost its precious daughter to leukemia.

Lee’s early interest in helping others was ignited on a military mission to India where he witnessed out-of-control poverty on a huge, very huge, scale. Since then, he has been actively involved in many charitable organizations and church help ministries. Influenced by the suicide of his brother, he recently started a Mental Health Ministry in his home church of Round Rock Presbyterian. Lee looks forward with great hope to the success of the Pavilion Clubhouse of Round Rock in its work with those with mental health issues.

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Bill Hopple

My family and I relocated to the Austin area from Savannah, Georgia in April 2017.

I am happily married for 40 years to a wonderful lady and have started and developed businesses in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee for 35 years. I am currently on the executive board of a multi-million dollar family trust fund but this is my first non-profit board of directors position. I am excited about the opportunity presented to me.

Along with the board of directors, I have also been asked to assume the role of director of development for Pavilion. I have put all of my current business ventures on hold in order to pursue my interest in assisting Gordon Butler with Pavilion. I see all of my experience was in preparation to assisting with the development of this valuable non-profit.