Board of Directors
John Wellik, President
David M. Burrows
Sue S. Bancroft
Texas Winds Staff
Thomas Fritsch, Ph.D., Executive Director
Thomas Fritsch, Ph.D., received his Bachelor’s degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and his doctoral degree in Cognitive Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In his professional work, he has studied diseases of aging including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. He has a deep interest in classical music, both as an art form and a way to enhance the lives of disenfranchised or isolated groups, such as those with dementia.
Jane Escueta, Program Director
Ms. Escueta received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Violin Performance from Indiana University. She performs with the Dallas Opera, Fort Worth Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra and Texas Winds.
Diane Mickelson, Administrative Assistant
Ms. Mickelson graduated from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Psychology. She served as a Supervisor of Senior Adult Services for the City of Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department for 22 years.