Beth Olson has joined Prosper Waco’s staff as director of adolescent health programs. A native Wacoan and graduate of Waco public schools, Beth has advocated for Texas women and children through her work in the nonprofit sector and state government.
She worked as interim executive director of the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy after having served on the Board of Directors for three years. Before working for the Texas Campaign, she managed the Texas No Kid Hungry campaign for the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University and oversaw the initiative’s state government relations.
Beth spent 10 years working in and around the State Capitol. She handled all legislation related to women’s health, adolescent sexual health, and child well-being for State Rep. Mark Strama. She also worked for the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission and managed such state policy issues as health and long-term care, adult education, and end-of-life issues.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Olson sits on the KWBU Board of Directors and has served on the boards of the Texas Lyceum and Junior League of Waco. Beth and her two children are active members of First Presbyterian Church of Waco.