HARLINGEN – BCFS Health and Human Services is excited to announce Andrew Carter as the new Regional Director – South Texas at the organization’s international children’s campus located in Harlingen, Texas.
As BCFS’ Regional Director − South Texas, Andrew will be responsible for the full coordination of the highest level of care and protection of the children temporarily residing at the campus. He will supervise all Program Directors and staff while promoting best practices, conducting risk analysis and ensuring compliance with government regulations, state licensing and accreditation standards.
Prior to joining BCFS, Andrew served with the Texas Highway Patrol as a Sergeant, later a Lieutenant, and from 1998 to 2005 he served as a Sergeant with the esteemed Texas Ranger Division. In the last decade, Andrew served in a variety of management positions in the oil and gas industry.
Carter holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Le Tourneau University in Longview, Texas. He earned a Master Peace Officer Certificate and is trained in Incident Control Management, EDN, Safety Leadership, and Crucial Conversations. In 2000 he was named National Police Officer of the Year.
“We are very fortunate to have someone with Andrew’s background at the helm of the South Texas region. He is a dedicated public servant with strong management and leadership skills and an impeccable service record,” stated Asennet Segura, Executive Vice President/COO for Community, International and Residential Operations.
Carter will start his tenure with BCFS Health and Human Services immediately and will be based at the Harlingen Office.
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BCFS is a global system of health and human service non-profit organizations with locations and programs throughout the United States as well as Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. The organization is a national leader in medical sheltering and emergency management and response, providing critical emergency support services to federal, state and local governments. BCFS also provides residential services and emergency shelters for children who are abused or neglected; assisted living services and vocational training for adults with intellectual disabilities; mental health services for children and families, foster care and adoption services; medical services; early education; transitional living services for youth who are at-risk and those in the juvenile justice system; residential camping and retreats for children and families; and international humanitarian aid for children living in impoverished conditions in developing countries.