Capital City Village Staff
Tommi Ferguson, Executive Director
Tommi first became interested in the Village model while researching supportive senior housing options during her graduate studies in Community & Regional Planning at the University of Texas at Austin (MS 2004). A native Texan, she has more than a decade of non-profit experience including more than six years working in the Village movement (formerly with North Shore Village outside of Chicago) and is proud to have the opportunity to strengthen the movement in her home state. Prior to graduate school, Tommi worked in marketing and local media including The Austin Chronicle and The Austin Business Journal. Tommi and her family live in South Austin.
Bonnie Gilson, Volunteer Director
A third-generation Texan with a BBA from University of Houston, Bonnie joined Shell Oil Company in its early days in Houston, a career that ended when Shell sold its Belpre, Ohio, Plant. After receiving an M.S. degree in Organization Development from Case Western Reserve, she moved into nonprofit development, beginning with disaster recovery in West Virginia and culminating with a return to Texas following Hurricane Katrina to develop a state-wide AmeriCorps*VISTA project for recovery. Twice “retired,” Bonnie began as a volunteer with CCV before becoming a staff member. A live-music fan who headed the fundraising committee to save the Cactus Café, Bonnie attends shows there and at other venues and enjoys time with her sons and their families, and with close friends.
Amelia Frank, Intern – University of Texas School of Social Work
Bio coming soon!