Brac Jones serves as the Board President of Voices for Children. Residing in Navasota, Texas, Brac has been an active member of the community for the past twenty-five years. He has devoted forty years of his life to sales, currently managing Brac Jones Insurance Services. His dedication to the well-being of children is noticeable through his active involvement with Voices for Children and his numerous years of coaching baseball and soccer. Brac grew up on a farm, and he received two Bachelor’s degrees in Animal Science and Crop Science. Outside of serving in several VFC committees, he enjoys spending time with his three children and two grandchildren.
Carl Prihoda currently serves as the Vice President for Voices for Children. He joined the board of directors in September 2015 and is finishing up his first term as director. Carl is originally from Weimar, Texas, but he now resides in Blue Bell country (Brenham) with his wife, Kari, and daughter, Ellie. He finds joy in sports and outdoor activities, community service projects, and humanitarian efforts, all while preparing for the arrival of their second daughter, Laynie, in late July. Having lived in the Brazos Valley for the past thirteen years, Carl has been heavily involved in the community to further serve those who are less fortunate. For example, he also currently serves as the Vice President of the Brazos Valley Food Bank. Carl is a diehard Bearkat and graduate of Sam Houston State University ’06. He is employed at Citizens State Bank in Somerville as Compliance Specialist and CRA Officer, overseeing the compliance management system and community development efforts.
2nd vice president
Jacqueline (Jacque) Flagg is Voices for Children’s Second Vice President. Jacque was born in the Netherlands and is fluent in Dutch. She has three children and has been self-employed at Jacque’s Toys & Books for more than thirty years. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Eckerd College in Florida and a Master’s degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston University. She has lived in the Bryan/College Station since 1985 and has been on a variety of Non-Profit Boards, including Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, the Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley, and the Aggieland Humane Society. In 2001, she joined Voices for Children as one of the first volunteers to be trained; in 2008, she joined the VFC board, and in 2015, she became a member of the Board of Directors of Texas CASA. There is no doubt, Jacque is a woman on a mission, and she perseveres until her goals have been completed.
Emile Soulier serves as Treasurer of Voices for Children. Emile is highly qualified to be Voices for Children’s Treasurer; He is a retired Certified Public Accountant who has dedicated fourteen years to working in public accounting, seventeen years to working as an Executive Officer in banking, and ten years to working as a Chief Financial Officer in seventeen schools. Emile received his Bachelor’s certificate in administration, and he majored in accounting. He has lived in College Station for five years, and he has three children and two grandchildren and has been married to his wife Debbie for forty-five years.
Alison Pittman is the Secretary of Voices for Children. Alison is a pediatric nurse who has worked with children for twenty years in the pediatric critical care and medical-surgical settings. Alison is a clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M, where she teaches pediatric nursing courses. Because Alison grew up in Bryan, there is a special place in her heart for children in our area. As for children of her own, she has one son. Alison is a proud Aggie (Class of ‘95), and she recently received her Doctor of Philosophy in nursing from UT Tyler. Alison stated that she was motivated to help the children of the Bryan/College Station community, “after seeing the worst effects of abuse and neglect in our most vulnerable population.” Alison has served on the SARC Brazos Valley board and has been a TAMHSC Faculty Ambassador for the National League of Nursing since 2011. Her interests include running, reading, church activities, and the outdoors.
Shelly Jo Payne