Theresa Medlin Crawford


Theresa Medlin Crawford joined Meals on Wheels Central Texas in 2004. She has over two decades of experience in social services developing and coordinating programs and strategies, and managing staff, volunteers, and operations. Theresa completed her undergraduate work in Psychology at Louisiana State University-Shreveport and her graduate program in Human Ecology, Human Development, and Family Studies at Louisiana Tech University.

Before moving to Austin, she worked in Community Case Management and extensively in the child abuse prevention arena, serving as the Regional Director for Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana over 21 parishes. Currently, Theresa leads the 47-staff member team of the Volunteer Services and Distribution Department at MOWCTX. She is responsible for overseeing the recruitment, training, management, and retention of 6,000+ volunteers and teams in the MOW, HOPE, and GTG Programs, as well as oversees the daily meal distribution operations and logistics for the following Meal Programs: Meals on Wheels, Country Wheels, Rural, and City Senior Center Meals, and Breakfast Meals serving 3000 older adults and disabled individuals across seven counties; Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Lee, Fayette, and Hays.

Theresa participates in local Greater Austin Chambers of Commerce, Volunteer Management Leader Groups, the National Association of Professional Women, Who’s Who among Executives and Professionals, Prevent Child Abuse America, Louisiana and Texas affiliates, and Zeta Tau Alpha Alumni. She has been profiled as a Forefront Austin Leader and recognized as an outstanding Woman of the Century in the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce for her exceptional works and contributions to her community.