Cindy Ross joined CDF-Texas in October 2016 and serves as Child Outreach Program Director for Smith County in East Texas.
For eleven years prior to joining CDF, Cindy was a Head Start Case Manager for Tyler Independent School District. Through Head Start, Cindy served as an advocate for low-income children and families, providing services in six areas: Social Services, Nutrition, Health, Mental Health, Disabilities/Education and Parental Involvement. In December 2015 Cindy became a certified Community Health Worker through Health and Human Services. As a community health worker Cindy built relationships to increase health knowledge and self-sufficiency through outreach, community education, social support and advocacy. With CDF-Texas Cindy continues to work to improve access to affordable health care for children and other valuable resources that strengthen vulnerable families.
Cindy majored in Sociology at UT Tyler, and is a graduate of Tyler Junior College in Long-term Care Administration. She is a proud mother of four children.