TALWD Board
Karen Gibson
Karen Gibson
Breastfeeding Committee Chair

I have worked for the WIC Program since 1981. I started my career working for the Austin-Travis County Health Department WIC Agency as a certifying authority and counselor. In 1984, after moving to Houston, I worked for the City of Houston Health Department WIC agency and then in 1986 took a position with the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston WIC agency as the Nutrition Education Coordinator.

After several years, I became the WIC Director in 1992. I have been actively involved with TALWD since I became a WIC director and a TALWD member. I have been the Gulf Coast Regional representative several time and have filled the position as committee chair for the Food Delivery Committee and Client Services Committee. I have been elected Vice President and finally President in 2003-2005. I am currently the chair of the Breastfeeding Committee. I have always enjoyed my involvement in the TALWD organization. It allows us the capability of working at the ground level and the opportunity to share that information with the state agency staff to influence how decision are made so that they benefit our program, staff and most of all our participants.