Our Team

Learners Today. Leaders Tomorrow.

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Grant Lischka, President

2 years of service. Term: 2018-2021

Email: glischka@bellvillebrahmas.org Grant and his wife Lanthia are parents of two Bellville ISD students. Grant is a graduate of Bellville High School where he participated in UIL, FFA, football, baseball, and track. He has a degree from Texas Tech University and is currently the owner of Lischka Engineering. He is on the Bellville Little League Board and serves as a Little League Coach.

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Dusty Yantis, Vice-President

11 years of service. Term: 2017-2020

Email: dyantis@bellvillebrahmas.org

Dusty Yantis and his wife Dawn of 37 years have 3 adult children who are all graduates from Bellville ISD  Mr. Yantis is currently President of Western International Gas. He enjoys family, friends, golf, surfing and mentoring. During his own educational experiences, he was most influenced by his high school English teacher who taught as much about character and integrity as Shakespeare and grammar. 

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Kenneth Stein, Secretary

1 year of service. Term: 2019-2022

Email: kstein@bellvillebrahmas.org

Kenneth Stein and his wife Melanie have been members of the Bellville community since 1984. Their two adult children are graduates of Bellville ISD. Mr. Stein served as the Asst. Superintendent of BISD for 33 years before retiring from education. He supports the General Hospital Board of Directors, Austin County Agri-Life Advisory Board, the Bellville Library Board, and is the newly elected President of the Bellville Lions Club. Mr. Stein also enjoys the many theatrical roles he plays in the community and in the district. 
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Karen Winn, Member

24 years of service. Term: 2017-2020

Email: kwinn@bellvillebrahmas.org

Karen Winn and her husband Rusty of 40 years, moved to Bellville in October, 1993. Their three daughters were honor graduates of Bellville High School. Mrs. Winn has degrees from Texas State University, and Texas A&M University. During her professional career, she served as a teacher for children with special needs, as well as an educational diagnostician and tutor/consultant. Mrs. Winn enjoys gatherings, reading, restoring furniture, calligraphy, Texas songwriters, road trips, and those Houston Astros.

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Jim Batson, Member

4  years of service. Term: 2018-2021

Email: jbatson@bellvillebrahmas.org 
Jim Batson and his wife Rena moved to Bellville in August, 1981.  Their three adult children are graduates of Bellville ISD. Mr. Batson served in education for 33 years including service as the Principal of Bellville High School.  While he was the Assistant Principal at BHS, he started the girls softball program. Mr. Batson was a former college baseball player and earned degrees from Texas A&M University and Prairie View A&M University. He is an avid golfer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Austin County Boys and Girls Club.

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Vince Ruffino, Member

1 year of service. Term: 2019-2022.

Email: vruffino@bellvillebrahmas.org 

Vince Ruffino, Jr and his wife Becky have a son Trey (Vince III) at Bellville at High School. Mr. Ruffino is a 1989 graduate of Bellville High, a 1991 graduate of Blinn College and a 1993 graduate of Texas A&M University. Mr. Ruffino is the General Manager for Red Door Homes of Texas. Mr. Ruffino is a coach, umpire and board member for Little League. In his spare time, Vince enjoys golf, hunting, sports, fishing and traveling.

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Andy Murrell, Member

1 year of service. Term: 2019-2022

Email: amurrell@bellvillebrahmas.org

Andrew Murrell is a 1997 graduate of BHS. He and his family returned to reside in Bellville in 2017.  His son attends Bellville Junior High. Mr. Murrell earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. Mr. Murrell is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and is currently a partner at Alvarez & Marsal, a global business consulting firm, where he has a corporate tax consulting practice.


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