Listening to our community every step of the way

Create Healthy’s four community-driven advisory councils ensure the work of Create Healthy is informed by input and expertise from community leaders.

Each council brings together business, faith, nonprofit, and civic leaders to provide perspective and expertise that inform Create Healthy’s ongoing work to invest the foundation’s assets in programs and services that align with its mission to empower Hill Country communities to build a healthy future.

Impact Council

The Impact Council ensures Create Healthy is investing in organizations and projects that demonstrate meaningful impact in our community with measurable outcomes.

Dr. Andrea Bray

Wanda Orta Detmar

Allen Ersch

Dan Kemp

Zuleima Hernandez

Dr. John Ramsay

Grant Council

The purpose of the Grants Council is to ensure Create Healthy is funding programs and organizations that align with our board-directed funding focus areas and that provide appropriate evidence of impact.

Laura Cook

Jon Crenwelge

Tracey Robledo

Bonnie Stewart

Scholarship Council

The Scholarship Council is designed to ensure Create Healthy is contributing to scholarship funds and educational programs that align with our mission of creating new scholarship programs that meet a community need.

Erin Carter

Lester Frantzen

Barbara Heinen

Sheryl Jacks

Karen Oestreich

Investment Council

The intent of the Investment Council is to ensure Create Healthy is a good steward of its assets and investing appropriately and in alignment with its goals and mission.

Jody Donovan

Kyle Frey

Brad Hardin

John Hutcherson

Three of the councils provide local oversight for the allocation of the foundation’s assets within the community. The fourth council, the investment council, supervises the strategic investment of foundation assets to ensure their sustained growth.

Create Healthy

Investing in wellness. Empowering communities. 


Create Healthy is dedicated to improving health and wellness by supporting a variety of programs and services that make the Hill Country one of the best places to live.


The Perry and Ruby Stevens Wellness Center offers a full array of services, from an indoor pool to group exercise, to empower our members to live happier, healthier lives.

Thrift Shop &

Experience the ultimate shopping adventure at the Create Healthy Thrift Shop & Boutique. Our selection is built around local, sustainable shopping with something for everyone.