Governor Abbott Appoints Cox, Ortiz To Texas Council On Sex Offender Treatment

February 7, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Elizabeth Cox and Andrea Ortiz to the Council on Sex Offender Treatment for terms set to expire on February 1, 2029, and February 1, 2025, respectively. The Council sets forth the standards for treatment and oversees the licensing of providers.

Elizabeth Cox of San Antonio is director of Business Development for Lexus of San Antonio. She is a former appointee to the Supreme Court of Texas Children’s Commission, former executive board member for Family Violence Prevention Services for Bexar County and the Texas Biomedical Forum, and a founding board member and former president of the National Charity League, Mariposa Chapter in San Antonio. Cox received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in criminal justice, a graduate certificate in executive & leadership coaching from Southern Methodist University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in dispute resolution from Southern Methodist University.

Andrea Ortiz of Dallas is a doctoral resident of clinical psychology at the University of North Texas. She is a graduate member of the Texas Association of Psychology Associates, where she serves as a student senator, a member of Texas Psychology Association, and American Psychological Association. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the Junior League of Dallas, and Columbia University Alumni Association. Ortiz received a Bachelor of Arts from Spelman College and a Master of Arts from Columbia University.