Special Risk Consultants
Your special risk consultants provide in-depth expert knowledge about the unique and emerging risks Texas public schools face. They work closely with risk solutions consultants to help you get the most out of your Fund membership.
Data Privacy Consultant
Jessica is an industry-recognized security expert, speaker and trainer focused on engaging people to be the key element of secure organizations. She previously conducted specialized cyber security assessments and training in her work as a penetration tester and professional social engineer for government, law enforcement, and private sector organizations. Before joining TASB, Jessica built risk management and security training programs for a number of Bay-area tech companies. While most recognized for her vulnerability research, her previous cybersecurity work also included threat modeling, supply chain management, policy development, and process improvement. Jessica has a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Georgia and holds both Open FAIR (Factors Analysis of Information Risk) and Ethical Hacker certifications.
Emergency Management and School Security Consultant
Melanie joined TASB Risk Management Services as an emergency management and school security consultant in 2013. Melanie began her career in emergency management in 2006 when she served as the public information and crisis communications coordinator for Williamson County providing support to schools districts in Williamson and Travis County. Melanie also worked for the Texas Department of Public Safety–Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) in several positions including, assistant public information officer, regional planner and state and federal planner.
Workers' Compensation Program Consultant
Laura joined the TASB Risk Management Fund in September 1995. She received her Workers’ Compensation-03 license in 1988 and obtained a bachelor of arts degree in Mass Communication from the University of Louisiana. As a Workers’ Compensation consultant, Laura Romaine works directly with Fund members to educate them on Texas Workers' Compensation reporting requirements for Political Subdivisions. Laura has more than 25 years of experience and is a regular speaker at various professional educational organizations around the state including the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO), and Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA).
Legal Liability Risk Consultant
Charli joined TASB Risk Management Services as the legal liability risk consultant in 2018. She is responsible for developing a training and education program addressing legal liability risks in public education, such as Title IX, student matters, and employment-related issues. Charli has previously practiced as an attorney in Mississippi in several legal areas. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Jackson State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law.