ProAction Celebrates Sandra Goode’s Selection for Leadership Texas Class of 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Sandra Goode, our esteemed Fiscal Manager at ProAction, Inc., has been chosen as a member of the Leadership Texas Class of 2024. This prestigious selection places her among an elite group of 85 women leaders, handpicked from across the Lone Star State, to participate in the United States’ longest-running women’s leadership development program.

Leadership Texas, the flagship initiative by Leadership Women (LW), is renowned for its impactful role in fostering women’s leadership. Since its inception in 1983, it has been at the forefront of equipping women with the knowledge, skills, and networks necessary to excel in their personal and professional lives. This year’s theme, “LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE: LEADING IN THE LONE STAR STATE,” promises an enriching journey through Dallas, Lubbock, and San Antonio, offering insights into the unique opportunities and challenges within these communities.

Sandra’s selection is a testament to her exceptional leadership qualities and her commitment to professional growth. “This is an incredible opportunity. I’m eager to meet women leaders from across Texas passionate about leadership development. I intend to incorporate the diverse perspectives I will encounter in my own leadership skills,” she expressed. With a rich academic background in Government and Political Science from New Mexico State University and Accounting from the University of Phoenix, Sandra is well-equipped to make the most of this program.

Throughout the year-long program, Sandra will engage with thought leaders, government officials, and experts, gaining cutting-edge information that will undoubtedly enrich her contributions to ProAction and the broader community. The program is designed to broaden participants’ perspectives on state issues by exploring them in three Texas cities, enriching their understanding and ability to impact our evolving state positively.

ProAction is incredibly proud of Sandra’s achievement. Her selection reinforces our belief in the importance of continuous learning and leadership development. As she embarks on this journey, we look forward to the innovative ideas and fresh perspectives she will bring back to our organization, inspired by her experiences and the influential network of women leaders she will join.

We also extend our gratitude to Leadership Women and the program sponsors, including Sempra Infrastructure, Walker & Dunlop, Texas Instruments, and PepsiCo, for their commitment to advancing women’s leadership. Their support makes it possible for leaders like Sandra to participate in such transformative experiences.

For those interested in following Sandra’s journey or exploring Leadership Women’s programs, we encourage visiting their website at Here’s to Sandra Goode and her promising journey ahead with Leadership Texas!


Empowering Future EMTs: GECU Foundation’s Generous Donation to ProAction Emergency Services Institute

In a heartening display of community support and commitment to healthcare education, the GECU Foundation has made a remarkable donation of $8,500 to the ProAction Emergency Services Institute. This significant contribution is earmarked for scholarships and training programs designed to assist individuals aspiring to become Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), a critical role in our healthcare system. The gesture highlights the foundation’s dedication to community development and education and paves the way for a brighter future for aspiring EMTs and the communities they will serve.

A Beacon of Support for Aspiring EMTs

Emergency medical services is both challenging and crucial, requiring dedicated professionals ready to respond to crises at a moment’s notice. However, the path to becoming an EMT can be fraught with financial obstacles that deter talented individuals from pursuing this noble career. Recognizing this barrier, the GECU Foundation’s donation to the ProAction Emergency Services Institute stands as a beacon of support, offering scholarships that allow aspiring EMTs to receive the training and education they need without the burden of insurmountable costs.

A Word from the Front Lines

Henry Brutus, Executive Director of the ProAction Emergency Services Institute, expressed profound gratitude for the donation, underscoring its significance in the broader context of community health and emergency preparedness. “This generous donation from the GECU Foundation marks a significant milestone in our efforts to make EMT training more accessible,” Brutus noted. “It enables us to support aspiring EMTs who are dedicated to serving their communities but may lack the financial resources to pursue their dreams.”

Brutus’s words echo the sentiment of a community grateful for the GECU Foundation’s contribution, which not only empowers individual students but also strengthens the emergency medical services in the community. Through this donation, the foundation is investing in the future of healthcare, ensuring that the next generation of EMTs will be ready to face the challenges of tomorrow.

The Impact of Giving

The impact of the GECU Foundation’s donation extends far beyond the financial assistance it provides. It is a testament to the power of community support, the importance of accessible education, and the value of preparing individuals to serve their communities in times of need. By reducing financial barriers to EMT training, the donation helps cultivate a well-prepared workforce capable of providing critical medical services, ultimately saving lives and enhancing public health.

Looking Ahead

The collaboration between the GECU Foundation and the ProAction Emergency Services Institute is a model for how organizations can work together to address critical needs in their communities. As more aspiring EMTs benefit from the scholarships funded by this donation, the positive ripple effects will be felt throughout the community through improved emergency response capabilities and enhanced public safety.

The GECU Foundation’s donation exemplifies how strategic support and generosity can transform lives and bolster community resilience. It is a call to action for others to consider how they, too, can make a difference in their communities, whether through financial contributions, volunteerism, or advocacy. Together, we can build stronger, healthier, and more prepared communities for the future.

For those interested in learning more about the ProAction Emergency Services Institute and the opportunities it offers, or to find out how you can support their mission, please visit their website or contact their office directly. Your support, whether as a donor or a volunteer, can make a profound difference in the lives of those aspiring to serve as EMTs and our communities’ overall health and well-being.